Mulga (Acacia aneura)

Mulga (Acacia aneura)

Mulga was perhaps one of the most used plants to the First Nations People. It grows in arid areas of Australia where water is scarce. This photo was taken on Ngemba country in western New South Wales. 

Seeds were roasted and grounded down to a paste mixture that was used to bake cakes and create bread material also known as damper. 

Mulga 'apples' are sweet edible galls that are produced by the wasp larvas that live and develop within the plant. 

The wood was one of the main uses for the First Nations People as it supplies; Boomerangs, Spear heads, Woomeras, Digging sticks and or Shields. 

The roots are filled with water and are accessed during dryer arid seasons of the year. 

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