Medicinal Plants of the South-West of Western Australia
Author: Vivienne Hansen
Publisher: University of Western Australia Press
Noongar Bush Medicine provides for the first time a comprehensive information on the the medicinal plants that were used by Aboriginal people of the south-west of Western Australia before European settlement. The book is a guide to how to use plants for alternative treatments and protection from common ailments.
This book explores the experiences of Indigenous Australians who participated in Australian exploration enterprises in the early nineteenth century. These Indigenous travellers, often referred to as ‘guide’s’, ‘native aides’, or ‘intermediaries’ have already been cast in a variety of ways by historians: earlier historiographies represented them as passive side-players in European heroic efforts of Discovery, while scholarship in the 1980s, led by Henry Reynolds, re-cast these individuals as ‘black pioneers’. Historians now acknowledge that Aborigines ‘provided information about the customs and languages of contiguous tribes, and acted as diplomats and couriers arranging in advance for the safe passage of European parties’. More recently, Indigenous scholars Keith Vincent Smith and Lynnette Russell describe such Aboriginal travellers as being entrepreneurial ‘agents of their own destiny’. While historiography has made up some ground in this area Aboriginal motivations in exploring parties, while difficult to discern, are often obscured or ignored under the title ‘guide’ or ‘intermediary’. Despite the different ways in which they have been cast, the mobility of these travellers, their motivations for travel and experience of it have not been thoroughly analysed. Some recent studies have begun to open up this narrative, revealing instead the ways in which colonisation enabled and encouraged entrepreneurial mobility, bringing about ‘new patterns of mobility for colonised peoples’.
Learning outside the classroom is a key part of early years and primary practice and is on the rise in settings across the world. This book centres on outstanding outdoor practice and how children can learn and develop in natural environments. Focussing on children aged from 2-11 this book contains: A self-evaluation toolkit for educators to reflect on what they’re doing now and where to develop to be more effective. Examples of practice from around the world and in various environments, including urban settings. An entire chapter on assessment and planning to help ensure and demonstrate quality of provision. Looking at all the possibilities and approaches, there are models for practice to suit every setting so that everyone can make outdoor learning part of the core teaching and learning objectives. Claire Warden is an educational consultant with an international reputation for pioneering work in education and a focus on children’s connection to the natural world. For more details of her work visit www.claire-warden.com
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 126. Chapters: Kangaroo, Didgeridoo, Dreamtime, Dingo, Bunyip, Boomerang, Uluru, Walkabout, Daramulum, Birrahgnooloo, Indigenous Australians, Tasmanian Aborigines, Black Theatre, Angas Downs Indigenous Protected Area, Cronulla sand dunes, Kurnell Peninsula, Prehistory of Australia, Ted Strehlow, Marn Grook, Australian Aboriginal astronomy, Goanna, Aboriginal sites of New South Wales, Australian Aboriginal kinship, Australian Aboriginal flag, Murujuga, Tjurunga, Indigenous Australian seasons, Indigenous All Stars, Watkin Tench, Australian Aboriginal English, Utopia, Northern Territory, Kaltukatjara, Northern Territory, Kurdaitcha, Songlines, Sydney rock engravings, Aboriginal Dugout Canoes, Australian Bustard, Australian Aboriginal sweet foods, Dreaming, Budj Bim, Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association, Eneabba Stone Arrangement, Australian Aboriginal enumeration, Bogong moth, Jaara baby, Indigenous Australian food groups, Woggabaliri, Min Min light, Coolamon, Australian Aboriginal avoidance practices, Bush medicine, Noongar kin systems, Aboriginal deaths in custody, Bindibu Expedition, Pintupi Nine, Cummeragunja walk-off, Flinders Island Chronicle, Cyperus bulbosus, Aboriginal stone arrangement, Aborigines Advancement League, Gambu Ganuurru, Doctor Wooreddy's Prescription for Enduring the Ending of the World, Yara-ma-yha-who, Honeypot ant, Message stick, Cummeragunja Mission, Self-determination of Australian Aborigines, Bora, Corroboree, Hindmarsh Island Royal Commission, The Deadlys, Avoidance speech, Maban, Umbarra, Aputula, Northern Territory, Bush Mechanics, Australian Aboriginal Pidgin English, Birrguu Matya, Spinifex resin, Aborigines Progressive Association, Kuka Kanyini, Humpy, Vigna lanceolata, Waddy, Kaytetye, Thaayorre people, Koori Mail, Australian Aboriginal artifacts, Ochre Pits, Yirra Yaakin, Koonalda Cave...
Compelling, passionate and meticulously researched, The Land of Flowers combines one woman's moving, personal reconnection to nature with a confronting story of invasion, dispossession and misuse. Faced with this terrible history, she abandoned her plans to run a few sheep and grow olives and handed her land back to nature.