The original native food of
Australia is what they call “bushfood” or “bush
tucker”, as it is referred to during the 70’s and
This Australian native food, consisting of
native animal and plant foods, served as the main
source of sustenance by the Australian Aborigines.
Native meat bushfood include crocodile, emu, goanna,
kangaroo, and witchetty grubs; while native fruit
and vegetation include Davidson’s plum, finger lime,
kutjera, muntries, quandong, riberry, warrigal
greens, mountain pepper, aniseed myrtle, and lemon
myrtle. The world-famous Macadamia nut is also
considered bushfood along with the tasty bunya nut.