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Plants for food and medicines

Generations of Aboriginal people learnt how to cultivate and use plants for food, healing and other purposes.

Did you know? There are more 250 Aboriginal languages, including over 800 dialectal varieties that were spoken on the continent at the time of European settlement in 1788.

Watch and listen to Karno share the English and Kaurna name of some of our coastal plants. The Kaurna language is the name used to refer to the language of the Aboriginal people who occupied the Adelaide Plains prior to European colonisation.

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