Elders speak on Harmony Day
Elders from Mingaletta Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation have visited a retirement village on March 21.
As part of Harmony Day, they spoke about traditional practices.
"The elders spoke about aboriginal tools, hunting and fighting weapons," said Peninsula Village chief Mr Shane Neaves.
"They also explained to residents the use of the plant coastal pigface (carprobrotus rossii).
"The fruit is broken off at the base and soft pulp sucked out.
"The green leaves are then eaten raw or cooked.
"A poultice from older plants is even used to treat cuts and bites.
"It was a great day for our residents to learn more about other cultures and indigenous heritage."
Social media, 22 Mar 2019
Shane Neaves, Peninsula Villages