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Aboriginal Plant Use in SE Australia
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Kangaroo Grass

Themeda triandra

The grass heads are easy to recognise. Can you spot them? The seeds ripen in summer and people in the tableland and high country areas of New South Wales collected them in great quantities, to grind and bake into cakes.
Themeda triandra
Kangaroo Grass was gathered in wooden bowls. The seeds were separated and grinding stones were used to produce flour which was mixed with water and cooked to make damper.
Themeda triandraSeed heads of Kangaroo Grass


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