Bush Foods

Australian Indigenous Bush Foods

This is the Anmatyerre word that describes food that is found on or from plants. Included in this category of bush foods are the Bush Orange, Bush Melon, Bush Medicine Leaf and the Bush Yam. The Bush Plum and the Bush Yam are two Dreamings that are commonly seen in artworks. Specifically, ʻAnweketyʼ is the Anmatyerre word for Bush Plum or Conkerberry and ʻArlatyeyʼ is the Anmatyerre word for Pencil Yam. Many female artists often paint Dreamings associated with bush foods. This is because bush foods are vital to  

Aboriginal people living a traditional life. Through painting these bush foods it is a celebration of the growth of these plants to flourish from season to season.  


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