Issue 11 - June-July 1999    

Famous Palates for May-June and July included:

Neil Diamond  The Offspring  Sepultuar  The Beastie Boys

John Farnham's 5Oth birthday party with Human Nature 

Kate Ceberano

James Reyne and Ross Wilson

Here's the menu for Neil Diamond

Native Foods Tasting plate:

- muntharies, lemon aspen, quandong, riberries, wiid limes, pepperberryies, bush tomatoes, macadamia nuts, lemon myrtle leaves, wattleseed, assorted spices, all served on paperbark platters and bowls with fruits and berries in tiny taste test size.

King prawn and crocodile larb on lettuce cup

Sugar cane cured ocean trout

Hot smoked Lemon myrtle crocodile

Bushettas with assorted toppings

Macadamia pepperberry and field mushroom pate

Creamy Mountain pepper fetta

Aniseed myrtle and tomato salsa

Char Grilled baby Octopus

with chilli lime and native mint

Macadamia nut and coconut prawns

With a rosella aioli

Pepper berry and garlic lamb skewers

Bushi sushi

An array of fillings

Rolled wattle crepe

With a gum leaf

Cream cheese and smoked river trout

Munthari curry pots

An array of quality Australian cheeses

An array of gourmet ice creams

Native flavoured truffles

Tasmannia lanceolata

Index 11
From the Editor
Queensland Bushfood Association
A word on Buying Seed
Yarrawarra Aboriginal Corp
What's fruiting?
Native Herb Forum 1.
Ethnoecological Research.
Illawarra plum.
Methods of Growing Bushtucker
Bushfoods and Farm Forestry
Bushfood Artist.
Backhousia citriodora.
FEATURE: Davidson Plum.
Principles of Oil Extraction. J
Queensland Conference.
Solanum centrale association.
Somewhat Useful Pages.
The Value Adders: Greg Trevena and Fudge A'fare
Book Review.
Red Ochre Grill
Famous Palates


ARBIA - (Australian Rainforest Bushfoods Industry Association)


The Secretary


PO Box 6407


S. Lismore 2480


Message Bank: 017 924 196


Membership: $60 p.a. full voting




$40 p.a. non-voting associate member


Newsletter (4 per year)



Australian Native Bee Research Centre


Promotes the preservation and enjoyment of Australian native bees. Publishes 'Aussie Bee'.


PO Box 74


North Richmond  NSW 2754


Fax: 02 4576 1196




>>Australian Quandong Industry Association Inc

Promotes the preservation and enjoyment of Australian native bees. Publishes 'Aussie Bee'.


PO Box 74


North Richmond  NSW 2754


Fax: 02 4576 1196






Robin Schaefer


PO Box 236


Upper Sturt  SA 5156


Ph: 08 8584 7781.


Fax: 08 8584 6350



Fraser Coast Essential Oils Association


PO Box 26


Maryborough QLD 4650


Assists in the growing and distillation of Australian natives.


Ph: 07 4121 4588


Fax: 07 4121 4566


Ph: 07 4121 4588


Fax: 07 4121 4566


Native Food Growers Group Inc


Elizabeth Shannon


1358 Triamble Rd


Hargraves NSW 2850


Fax: 0263 738 636


Queensland Bushfood Association


Interim Committee: Chair - John King.


Contact:Sammy Ringer


Ph: 07 5494 3812




Interim Committee: Chair - John King.


Contact:Sammy Ringer


Ph: 07 5494 3812




South East Sustainable Bushfood Industry Group


Secretary: Terence Carpenter


443 Kameruka Lane


Candelo NSW 2550


Ph: 02 64 932 227


Fax: 0264 932 225



Southern Bushfood Association


President: David Thompson


RMB 7390A Wartook VIC 3401


Ph/fax: 03 5383 6247




General membership: $35 pa


Commercial membership: $50 pa


6 newsletters per year



Rainforest Seed Collective




Yahana Treweeke


Private Mail Bag Bellingen


NSW 2454


Ph: 066 552 233


$20 for 4 issues ($10 low income)



Seed Savers Network


Contact: Dierdre


PO Box 975 Byron Bay


NSW 2481


Ph/fax: 066 856 624


Newsletter  seed exchange



Southern Vales Bushfood


Michael Brandwood:


PO Box 344




SA 5157


Ph: 08 8383 6481


Bio-Dynamic Agriculture Association




Ph: 03 5966 7 333


Fax: 03 5966 7433



Bio-Dynamic Farming & Gardening Assoc. in Aust


PO Box 54 BELLINGEN NSW 2454 Ph: (066) 55-0404


Fax: (066) 55-0399



Biological Farmers of Australia




ACT 2601


Ph: (076) 393 299


Fax: (076) 393 755



Canberra Organic Growers Society (COGS)


PO Box 347 Dickson ACT 2602





Organic Herb Growers of Australia Inc


P.O. Box 6171 SOUTH LISMORE NSW 2480. Ph: (066) 291 057



Tree Crops Centre


PO Box 27 Subiaco WA 6008


Phone: (08) 9388 1965


Fax: (08) 9388 1852


Society for Growing Australian Plants




PO Box 586


Fortitude Valley


Qld 4006


Ordinary m'ship: $30 pa


Student: $22 pa


Henry Doubleday Research Ass.


816 Comleroy Rd Kurrajong NSW 2758


Est. 1970 to promote organic methods and principles in gardening and farming.


Great newsletter


Society for Growing Australian Plants Food Study Group


Lenore Lindsay:


323 Philp Ave




QLD 4701




Bushfood Plants Found here...

VIC: Melbourne

St Kilda Indigenous Nursery

Coastal species - phone for full species list.

03 9645 2477

525 Williamstown Rd,

Port Melbourne

QLD: Cairns (Atherton Tableland)

Yuruga Native Plants

Specialist growers of native plants (including bushfoods) for Northern Aust. Phone for price list:

07 4093 3826

Kennedy Hway, Walkamin 4872

QLD 4701




QLD: Yeppoon

Yeppoon Rainforest Nursery

Native rainforest species.

Bushfood plants. W'sale & retail

Ph/fax: 0749 393 963

Mobile: 0419 683 157

PO Box 109 Yeppoon 4703


QLD, Brisbane

Edible Landscapes

Permaculture nursery with a large range of edible native and rainforest plants

37 Bangalla St, Auchenflower

Ph: 07 3870 3872


S.E. Qld: Tallebudgera

Cornucopia Nursery

Wide range of species

55 Station St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482.


web site:


Northern NSW

Bush Nuts Native Nursery

A propagation/wholesale nursery with over 200 rainforest and rainforest margin species

64 Syndicate Rd

Tallebudgera Valley 4228

Ph/fax: 0755 338 105

NSW: South Coast

South Coast Flora

Species suitable for temperate/cool climates, including: Illawarra plum, Mountain pepper, Cool climate Syzygium spp, native herbs and teas.

146 Dignam's Creek Rd, Via Cobargo NSW 2550

Phone: 026 493 6747

SA: Port Augusta

Nector Brook Discovery Plantation

Santalum spicatum (Australian Sandalwood) Propagated to order for Autumn and Spring planting. In biodegradable tubes with host plants. $3.50 each.

Box 393 Port Augusta 5700

Ph/Fax: 0886 347 077


NSW: Kenthurst

Royston Petrie Seeds

Large range of edible Acacia+

Bunya Pine, Brachychiton, Cissus, Syzygium, Lomandra, Macadamia, Podocarpus, Santalum.

Phone for full seed list.

Ph: 02 9654 1186.

Fax: 02 9654 2658

77 Kenhurst Rd, Kenthurst, NSW 2156


Seed of Warrigal Greens

(Tetragonia tetragonoides)

100 seed pack: $2.50 posted

200 seed pack: $3.50 posted

Through the magazine:

41 Coral St

Maleny Qld 4552


Lemon Myrtle Ground Leaf

$1.80 for 15gm resealable jar, $50 per kilo. Premium quality. Certified ANSAS (chemical residue free) and processed to HACCP standard.


Bushfoods of Australia on

02 6687 1005


Barung Landcare Nursery...

carries a wide selection of rainforest bushfood species.

Contact us for a listing:

Ph: 07 5494 3151

Fax: 07 5494 3141




Garden Design and Consultancy

Bushfood horticulture

consultant and specialist grower of Tasmanian Native Plants.

Kris Schaffer

Dip. Art., Cert. Hort., MAIH


03 6239 1575

Mobile: 041958 7139


Wanted:  Riberry

(Syzygium luehmannii)

and Bush Tomato

(Solanum centrale)

Call Karlee on

0266 871 005 


Reconciliation Gardens 

How can we know these people if we do not know their stories? How can we walk together if we have not shared something with them? 

This is a very simple concept - the creation of reconciliation bushfood gardens throughout the country. Those these gardens, and their stories, can only be designed by Aboriginal people, the creation of the physical gardens can and should be a shared experience. 

How Can it Be Done?

The magazine is calling for expressions of interest from anyone who wants to be part of the Reconciliation Gardens program. At the moment, everything is needed - but mainly support and enthusiasm. A Reconciliation Garden Association will be formed so that appropriate funding can be sought and a representative committee formed. Our first step is to gain the approval and support of the people themselves. Is this an appropriate way in which we can come to work together? 

The next step is to get support, funding and sponsorship. Nurseries, local councils, Landcare groups, Rotary - we won't be asking for support, but suggesting they become involved. The magazine has begun a campaign to keep the media involved and intrigued and this will continue. The magazine has built up a species list and is linking this to various regions and groups. The magazine has also put together a small information packaging for interested people - so if you feel you can be part of the Reconciliation Gardens concept, please contact us for  further details. Ph: 07 5494 3812. Fax: 07 5494 3506. PO Box 674, Maleny, Qld, 4552