Native Hops

Scientific name: Dodonea viscosa   Common name: native hops Parts used: Leaves, timber Uses: Medicine, implements Native hop is a medicine generally administered orally or as poultice to treat a great variety of ailments especially fevers and as a poultice to treat wounds and swellings.
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Kurrajong

Scientific name: Brachychiton populneus   Common name: Kurrajong Parts used: Bark, leaves, roots, seeds, stems and resin Uses: Food, implements, string Roots of the young plants were a popular food and the seeds were eaten after processing. With string and fishing nets made from the bark.
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White Cypress Pine

Scientific name: Callitris Glaucophylla   Common name: White Cypress pine Parts used: Seed, timber, resin Uses: Medicine, implements, food River people used the resin as an adhesive for fastening barbs to reed spears and axe-heads to handles. From the long branches, they made canoe poles, which doubled as fish spears.
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Blackwood

Scientific name: Acacia melanoxylon   Common name: Blackwood Parts used:  Bark, leaves, roots, seeds, stems and resin Uses: Medicine, implements, string The hard wood of this wattle made strong spear-throwers, boomerangs, clubs and shields in parts of Victoria.  People soaked the bark in water to bathe painful joints. The inner bark was used to make string.
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Silver Wattle

Scientific name: Acacia dealbata   Common name: Silver wattle Parts used:  Bark, leaves, roots, seeds, stems, resin Uses:  Food, implements, string, gunyahs The gum from the acacia for some Aboriginal groups this was a snack food or a food for children. The gum could also be disolved in water and nectar added to make a drink
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River Red Gum

Scientific name: Eucalyptus camaldulensis   Common name: River Red gum Parts used: Bark, leaves, roots, stems and resin Uses: Medicine, food, implements The leaves crushed and soaked in water for medicinal purposes. Manna was food source; dishes were made from the heavy bark and canoes made from the bark of eucalypts and Aboriginal peoples crafted spear-throwers, boomerangs and shields from the fine timber.
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