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Balga | Grass Tree | Xanthorrhoea preissii

 

Wheatbelt NRM’s Aboriginal NRM Noongar Boodja rangers
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The Northam Cemetery has been given a facelift, with help from the region’s Noongar Boodja rangers. The cleanup was in response to concern from residents that the heritage listed cemetery was in desperate need of a cleanup.

 

Mooditj Boodja website
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The Mooditj Boodja website has been updated and refreshed with a new modern layout that brings greater accessibility for tablets and mobile phones.

 

Bush Tucker plant - Kardan / Marri
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Kardan | Marri | Corymbia calophylla

 

Kardan is a tree to 30m in height with rough grey bark. Flowering has been recorded in January to May and also in September. Flowers are brilliantly coloured mostly white but there are red or pinkish or orange forms.

Bush tucker profile – Warrany / Yam
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Warrany | Yam | Dioscorea hastifolia

 

Warrany is a perennial, tuberous scrambling or climbing shrub that gets to three metres in length and height. It flowers from April to July and grows on grey sands, granitic and basaltic soils and laterite.

 

Noongar uses

Noongar Boodja Rangers
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Wundowie's main playground is looking brand new after some recent work on it.

 

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Noongar Budjar Rangers visited Amery Acres near Dowerin recently to learn hands-on skills in preparing sites for seedling plantings.

 

Noongar season - Djeran
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Becoming cooler with winds from the south-west

 

Traditionally, foods at this time of year included the seeds that had been collected and stored for treatment from the Zamia last season along with the root bulbs of the Yanget (Bullrushes).

 

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The Wongup is also known as Quandong and is a unique native fruiting tree that grows up to 7m.

 

It is a hemiparasitic plant; attaching to the roots of another plant and using it as a water and nutrient source. One plant can attach to a number of host plants for survival.

 

Book review - Noongar Bush Medicine
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Medicinal Plants of the South-west of Western Australia

 

‘Noongar Bush Medicine’ showcases medicinal plant species local to Perth and the Avon Wheatbelt region that are used by Noongar people.

 

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