Before the arrival of the First Fleet of Europeans at Sydney in 1788, indigenous Australians survived off the often unique native flora and fauna of the Australian bush, for between 40,000 and 60,000 years. Hunting of kangaroo, wallaby and emu was common. Other foods widely consumed included bogong moths, witchetty grubs, lizards and snakes. Bush berries, fruits, and honeys were also used.
Bush Tucker - Australia's Superfoods! Aborigines have been living long, healthy lives for centuries, due to their incredible connection, understanding and respect for the land. The joy of bush foods is that they don’t taste like anything you’ve ever tasted before. Eg, aniseed myrtle tastes a little like liquorice tea; strawberry gum, a mix of passionfruit & strawberry; warrigal greens, between spinach & basil.
Kakadu plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana) The world's richest source of Vitamin C is found in this Northern Territory native fruit. The plum has 50 times the Vitamin C of oranges, and was a major source of food for tribes in the area
this looks like a Qandong, native Australian bush food. We used to eat the outside part and then dry the hard seed and then rub it on the concrete until it made a hole and then blow across the hole and it became a whistle. The fleshy part is used in cooking, but I always liked it best raw.