December 3, 2020

Aunty Julie, and her super foods

“I've always been interested in bush tucker and indigenous foods … when I retired, I had time to have a go growing some myself.” 

Aunty Julie McHale is an adopted Indigenous elder living on Dja Dja Wurrung country, who has grown more than 90 different types of native Indigenous plants on her property. 

Lemon myrtle, native plums, wattleseed and finger limes are all on offer for the tasting at Aunty Julie’s, and for sharing with others. 

“When you’re in a group and you’re sharing food – that’s when all the yarning happens.”

Find out how Aunty Julie, and the group of Indigenous women she works with are using their local library to share knowledge of indigenous plants and foods with the wider community.


Host/Producer: Anne-Marie Middlemast

Supervising Producer: Jane Curtis

Mix Engineer: Hamish Robertson, Tall Tale Audio

Music: Eliza Hull / Blue Dot Sessions / Chad Crouch

Artwork: Justine Henry

Supported by: MAIN 94.9FM and Goldfields Library Corporation

Produced with the assistance of the Community Broadcasting Foundation. 

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