Bush Tucker by Alicia Coulthard Panangka


This work tells the story of the everyday practice of women in Ntaria collecting bush tucker, a cultural practice that still continues today. Bush tucker collecting is a women-only social practice, and the social and cultural aspect of bush tucker collecting is what is of most importance in present day Ntaria. The pre-contact practice of trading bush tucker however still continues, and women grow bush tucker in their yards, as well as travel out bush in Toyotas to source the various plant. Alicia and her family likes to go out bush and collect bush medicine and bush tucker west of Hermannsburg.