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Subject guide - Indigenous Australian use of plants for food and medicine

AIATSIS Collections

Jan, 2015
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Collection guides

A guide on searching our Mura® Collections catalogue for material on Australian use of plants for food and medicine.

How do I find items relating to Indigenous Australian use of Plants for Food and Medicines in the AIATSIS Collections?

Go to the Mura® Collections catalogue and use some of the following search terms:

  • "Indigenous Knowledge – Health and medicine"
  • "Indigenous Knowledge – Botany"
  • "Medicinal Plants – Australia"
  • "Health Treatments - Traditional"
  • "Ethnopharmacology"
  • "Ethnobotany"

You can refine your search by:

  • Browsing the AIATSIS thesauri for relevant terms
  • Place Name, for example: Northern New South Wales
  • Language or People Name, for example: Muruwari / Murrawarri people

Collections Catalogue Subject Guide search terms.

To find if a library near you has the item search Trove.

Where can I find online resources for Indigenous Australian use of plants for Food and Medicines?

There are a number of free websites and subscription databases containing online material, some full-text, for Indigenous Australian Bush Foods. Highlights include:

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