Kimberley Bush Food


Passionate about preserving and sharing traditional knowledge of bush food in the Kimberley region, and about promoting a healthy and sustainable future, authors Madison King and John Horsfall have written a comprehensive guide to more than 350 edible plants of the Kimberley region.

Illustrated with vibrant, detailed colour photos of plants and fungi and written for ease of access, understanding, identification and practical application, this guide is the first and most comprehensive of its kind.

Descriptions include nutritional benefits, how to gather and prepare the plants and fungi and detailed information on where they can be found.

Author Madison King is a Yawuru, Karajarri, Nykinaina, and Bunaba woman from the West Kimberley, and was raised in the East Kimberley on her father’s side.  She holds a double degree in Psychology, Criminology, and Justice and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Laws at Edith Cowan University. Most of her early childhood was spent between the remote town of Wyndham, in the East Kimberley, and the remote and isolated community of Oombulgurri, also known as Forrest River Mission, where she was taught the skills to survive, how to forage for food, star navigation, and tracking. Madison is passionate about the preservation and sharing of cultural knowledge and practise.

John Horsfall has had a long career as a Mental Health and General Nurse. He has taught at the Western Australian School of Nursing and, later, at the Curtin University Centre for Aboriginal Studies. He was the Training Coordinator at the Specialist Aboriginal Mental Health Service in Perth before retiring in 2013.

Format: soft cover

Pages: 636

Size: 230 x 150 x 30mm

Weight: 924 g

ISBN: 9781760802202

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