Letter to the Minister
The Hon. John Robertson, MLC
Minister for Climate Change and the Environment
Parliament House, Sydney 2000
I have great pleasure in presenting the 2008-09 Annual Report of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust for presentation to Parliament.
This Report covers in full the Trustís activities and Statement of Accounts in accordance with the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Act 1980, the Annual Reports (Statutory Bodies) Act and the Annual Reports (Statutory Bodies) Regulations 2005.
Chairperson, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust
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Hernandia bivalvis. The spectacular and unusual fruit - lime fleshy, overlapping bracts which age to orange or red - make this an outstanding small tree for gardens especially in subtropical and temperate regions. The common name, Grease Nut, refers to the edible seed which contains up to 65 per cent oil. The seeds were roasted and eaten by Aboriginal people. Photo: Simone Pieta Cottrell
The Cadi Jam Ora: First Encounters garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens explores Aboriginal peopleís understanding of plants and the environment. Seeds and fruits were included in the local diet, such as Kurrajong (Brachychiton populneus), Davidsonís Plum (Davidsonia jerseyana), Illawarra Plum (Podocarpus elatus), Native Raspberry (Rubus rosifolius) and Kangaroo Apple (Solanum aviculare). The flowers of Heath Banksia or Wad-ang-gari (Banksia ericifolia) were soaked in water to produce a sweet high-energy drink.