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Bush Tukka Guide : Identify Australian Plants and Animals, and Learn How to Cook - Samantha Martin

Bush Tukka Guide

Identify Australian Plants and Animals, and Learn How to Cook


Published: 1st April 2014
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In this gorgeous and compact book, Samantha Martin - the 'Bush Tukka Woman' - shares her knowledge and love of bush tukka as taught to her by her mother and other Aboriginal elders. Her Bush Tukka Guide offers rich and wonderful insights into how Aboriginal people survived for centuries unearthing the bounty of this sometimes lush and often desolate land. The book is divided into three chapters covering plants, animals and some recipes to get you started using bush tukka at home. Learn how to find billygoat plums and mountain bush pepper in the wild; discover the reasons Aboriginal people ate magpie geese and honey ants; and test out the delicious flavours of bush tukka recipes like bunya nut pesto, lemon myrtle slow-cooked kangaroo or caramelised cluster figs with ice-cream.

About the Author

Samantha Martin is a descendant of the Kija and Jaru from the east Kimberley region of Western Australia. She was born into a long line of traditional hunters and gatherers, and had the opportunity to learn from her family how to eat off the land and surrounding waters. Samantha understands the nutritional properties and diversity of Australian bush foods, and now wants to help others introduce native foods into their kitchens. She is also passionate about sharing her knowledge of basic survival skills, including how to hunt, prepare and cook bush foods. Known as the 'Bush Tukka Woman', her four-part documentary My Bush Tukka Adventures with Samantha Martin, has been screened on SBS/NITV (National Indigenous TV station) for the past six years.


I love my gift


My mum bought this amazing pocket size book for my birthday as she knows I love the outdoors and exploring new things. A friend referred this book to her and she ordered it straight away. I love it and have not put it down since I received it for my birthday. Finally I can learn more about Bush TUkka from an actually Aboriginal Person. Thank you Samantha, you are amazing.

Central Coast NSW


A great educational resource


I love learning about Aboriginal cultures and what ever knowledge I can find is worth it. This book is so easy to read and very well published. the pics are great and the information are so insightful. Well down to everyone involved especially to Samantha Martin keep up the great work.



was alright not as detailed as exoected


Was alright not what I expected found was a little uninformative



Bush Tukka Guide

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ISBN: 9781741174038
ISBN-10: 1741174031
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st April 2014
Publisher: Explore Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 18.5 x 12.5  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1