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Indigenous knowledge

It is important to understand the diversity across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. This is reflected in different knowledge systems, worldviews, languages and culture.

While exploring the links below, be aware that they might not reflect all First Nations people in Australia.

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BBC 2. Star Tales: Milky Way | Stargazing Live: Australia Episode 1 Preview

Yunupingu, B. (2011). Bush medicine [YouTube video]. Retrieved from:

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Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-Eastern Australia

Provides an insight into the environmental knowledge of Indigenous Australians.

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Dark Emu / Bruce Pascoe

The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing - behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag.

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Bush tucker : Australia's wild food harvest / Tim Low

Uses of wild foods; plant use; medicinal use of plants; Game and hunting methods.

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Bush Food / Jennifer Isaacs

Bush Food is an exploration of these traditional skills and a compendium of the kinds of foods eaten by Aborigines.

Knowledge Centres

In Queensland, there are several Indigenous Knowledge Centres operated by Indigenous Shire Councils, with the assistance of the Library Board of Queensland. These centres coordinate activities and programs that support local languages including recordings, workshops and events.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge