Brachychiton populneusHabitat: Valley slopes, open forests
Season: Summer flowering
Roots of the young plants were a popular food and the seeds were probably eaten after processing.
With twine made from Kurrajong bark, Aboriginal people of the Hastings River region, NSW, made fishing nets. They would drive the fish into the nets.
Tough, leathery seed pods of the Kurrajong.
Fibres of the bark of Kurrajong were used to make this net.
Waterbirds are frightened into the net by boomerangs thrown above them to simulate birds of prey.