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Aboriginal Plant Use

Aboriginal Plant Use

Please note that this trail is available as a self-guided trail only at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Australian Aboriginal people have an intricate understanding of the Australian environment and a rich knowledge of plants developed over 50 000 years.

Plants have been used for food, hunting, medicinal purposes, tools, ceremonies and in most other aspects of traditional life. This inquiry investigates these interrelationships by focusing on plants in the Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Indigenous Culture for Kids

Indigenous storyteller, educator and guide Trent Hill is also available to lead early years, primary and secondary programs. These include Aboriginal Plant Use trails, Artefacts lessons and Dreamtime stories.

More information on Trent can be found on our Unique Learning Experiences page.

To contact Trent for a booking inquiry or for further information send him an email.

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Saving Plants on Kangaroo Island – winter 2021 update

03 September 2021

Following the devastating 2020 bushfires on Kangaroo Island, scientists at the SA Seed Conservation Centre have visited the island a number of times to investigate what botanical treasures have regrown, and to collect seeds and plant specimens with a conservation aim.