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Adnyamathanha and Beyond by Neville Bonney

Adnyamathanha and Beyond by Neville Bonney

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Adnyamathanha and Beyond

Useful plants of an ancient land

by Neville Bonney

Australian Plants Society, 2008, [First Edition], [SIGNED], ISBN 9780980301304, colour photographs and maps throughout, paperback

Near Fine Condition, Signed by Author with short gift inscription on title page, minor edge and shelf wear, uncreased spine (see photographs)

“The Flinders Ranges is one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth.  Its colourful high mountains, cliffs and creek beds are a paradise for painters, photographers and geologists – and also for those who just want to enjoy the outback.  Today, good roads can take one well into these mountain ranges.  The history and other features of the area have been written about in books and other publications.  Yet a colourful, rarely mentioned chapter still visible today, are the trees, shrubs, herbs, and grasses that grace the slopes and valley floors of the Ranges.  These plants have provided the people of the land, the Adnyamathanha, with plentiful food, medicine, craft and hardware supplies for thousands of years.
With the help of the Adnyamathanha people. The story of plants is told in this book.  Many of the stories are interwoven in the Muda (Dreaming), and today, the plants are still growing and are indeed harvested for traditional tribal use as well as sustenance.  Adnyamathanha and beyond – useful plants of an ancient land fills a gap in previous works written about the Flinders Ranges.
The book is complete with botanical descriptions and illustrations of many plants, as well as photographs depicting the unique landscapes of the region.  Importantly, the book also features language and cultural input by the local Adnyamathanha people.”

 

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