Miyalk Rangers Publish Bush Tucker Book
The Crocodile Islands Miyalk (Women) Rangers have completed their first big project this year. They worked together with elders in the community to research local bush foods, as well as collecting plants and cultivating their own native plant nursery. They then wrote and published a bi-lingual (English and Yolngu Matha) book about the bush tucker of the Crocodile Islands. You can buy the Bush Ŋatha book online here.
As part of this project they also filmed and edited several short clips about bush tucker. The “Bush Ŋatha” books are now being used as a reference in the local school, and the movies are being shown in the local store – along with other Crocodile Islands Rangers movies about weeds and marine debris.
The Miyalk Rangers said, “We’re really excited about being able to help record and protect our unique Yolngu cultural knowledge for future generations.”