Category Archives: history

My Crown Of Weeds

You are reblogging here the words from Jennifer Hamilton, on the occasion when you went on an harvest to collect with her the necessary ingredients for a Crown Of Weeds… read on>> “A long time ago I promised to think … Continue reading

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on how to make a bark canoe

Historians Jim Walliss and instigator Diego Bonetto collaborate with artists Steve Russell and Noel Lonesborough from Boolarng Nangamai Aboriginal Corporation to tackle the challenge of making a traditional (Aboriginal) Jervis Bay canoe from the bark of a stringybark tree sourced … Continue reading

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Making strings with Brown Kurrajong

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it’s time to build a boat

a canoe actually. Setting off early tomorrow morning for a mini-residency at Bundanon, about 3 hours south of Sydney, on an historic property now managed as a trust. This is going to be yet another chapter for Siteworks, “[...] an … Continue reading

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It’s SPRING, apparently..

So, the reason why Spring in Australia starts on the first of September is due to an army rule dating back to the start of the Australian colony, early 1800′s. At the time there were two uniform’s standards, the winter … Continue reading

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a couple of links about weeds

The Last Stand of the Wild Flowers, as it appeared on the Independent a few years back. A poetic ode to weeds: To judge by the scores of visitors to the farm this year, weed-seeking is becoming a new country … Continue reading

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On making lilly pilli jam and searching for cabbage tree palms

It is likely, according to Jim, that the alluvial flats of Bundanon and adjoining properties had several Brush cherries Sygyzum penniculata. Now there are only a few very old specimen of it left, as they were cleared out of valuable … Continue reading

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Day 2, making strings, and learning about corkwood

we went to collect a young Brown Kurrajong, Commersonia fraseri, also known as Black-fellow’s Hemp, as it was extensively used as a source of fibre. The branch is pounded with a rounded stone to facilitate the separation of the inner … Continue reading

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