Feasibility of local, small scale commercial native plant

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  • Published: 11 Aug 2006

  • Author(s): Whitehead, P.J., et al

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The Indigenous people of Australia have a long and well-documented history of using native plants as an essential component of a vigorous customary economy. Despite this long association and knowledge, and more recently the ownership of large areas of land and their plant populations, few Indigenous people have engaged successfully in commerce based on use of native plants. The few exceptions mostly involve the fabrication of various artefacts and art production, where parts of plants serve primarily as a medium for the creative expression of culture, rather than being valued for their particular properties.