Monday, August 24, 2015

Palm Trees in the Centre of Australia.

I always wondered how those palms got into the most remote places of the centre of Australia.  I was very interested to read an article depicting the history of these palms. The Livistona palms, L  Mariae... and the L Rigida palm species back up aboriginal lore and stories that say people brought the seeds here from the North.

This disproves the rubbish that tour guides tell people that these palms are left over remnants of the ancient Gondwanna Forest that covered this land at one time.
A striking example of how traditional ecological knowledge can inform and enhance scientific research.  Professor David Bowman, University of Tasmania 

 Central Australian Cabbage Palm (Livistona mariae), Palm Valley, Finke Gorge National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
I am starting to lose count of situations where science spends a stack of money on research programs and the end result is exactly as is told in the stories that are passed on through thousands of years of tradition of oral teaching and story telling.

Read more at this website for Sovereign peoples

Asserting Australia's First Nations Sovereignty into Governance 
Now its a matter of protecting these precious places from the Mining companies that are literally slaughtering this land to pieces.

IMG 5051 Protest in Brisbane City

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