The Aborigines did WHAT with that plant??

Trip Start Jun 07, 2010
Trip End Jun 23, 2010

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Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Wednesday, June 16, 2010

At the Botanic Gardens in Cairns, they had a garden that contained some of the plants Aborigines used for different reasons. While we were there, we saw plants that were used for making food, medicine, tools, shelter, music sticks, baskets, mats, and bags.  Basically, they used whatever grew around them to survive. Aborigines are never wasteful.  If they killed an animal, they used all of its parts for something, whether to eat or make something out of.  With plants, they were not greedy; they only took what they needed, which allowed the plants to keep producing and the rainforest to remain healthy. Then we hiked up a tall hill to a beautiful lookout where we could overlook the mountains, the bay, the ocean, and the city of Cairns.
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Jana Moore on

What an awesome experience you are having. I am enjoying following your journey.

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