News - Aboriginal NRM

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.

 

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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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Condrun | Kick Bush | Astroloma serratifolium

 

Condrun is a low or erect spreading shrub between 0.1-1.2 m high and to 2 m wide. The leaves are sharply pointed with finely serrated edges. The species often grows on poorer stony or lateritic soils.

 

Registering a culturally significant site
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Join Wheatbelt NRM’s Noongar Boodja Rangers as they explore the steps for registering a culturally significant site with the Department of Aboriginal Affairs.

 

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Wheatbelt NRM has been working with the Brookton Noongar community to commemorate the significance of an old ceremonial ground at nearby Nalya/King’s Chair.

 

The site was registered by local Aboriginal Elders with the Department of Aboriginal Affairs in 1990, as a very significant site to Noongar people.

 

Noongar Elders Advisory Group
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Wheatbelt NRM are seeking a committed community member to join our Noongar Elders Advisory Group.

 

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