Segments in this Video

Harvesting Bardi Moth Larvae (08:33)


Part of a traditional Aboriginal diet, bardi grubs feed on gum tree roots for several years while growing in size. A woman uses a crowbar to dig under a tree. Another woman shows which trees to dig under.

Eating Bardi Moth Larvae (02:18)

An Aboriginal woman uses a butter knife to pry grubs from tree roots and cooks them in hot ash.

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Digging for Bardi

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This program by anthropologist Barrie Machin shows the process of digging for bardi in the Wongatha region of Western Australia.

Length: 12 minutes

Item#: BVL192073

ISBN: 978-1-64867-355-9

Copyright date: ©1990

Closed Captioned

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