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Wild orange tree
Title : Wild orange tree Wild orange tree
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Creator : Mountford, Charles P., photographer
Source : PRG 1218/34/809a
Date of creation : ca.1939
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 60 x 60 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

View of a native orange tree (Capparis sp.) in Italowie Gorge, northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia. The Wild Orange or Iga tree is a signature species of the Northern Flinders Ranges.

The Iga represents Adnyamathanha people, and their distribution is similar - if not literally, symbolically - that is, wherever the Igas are found, that is the land of the Adnyamathanha.

The fruit of the Iga is eaten fresh, or can be dried and stored for later consumption.

The name of Adnyamathanha cultural tourism venture Iga Warta translates as the 'place of the native orange'.

Period : 1927-1939
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
Further reading :

Bonney, Neville. Adnyamathanha and beyond : useful plants of an ancient land, Unley, S. Aust. : Australian Plants Society, South Australian Region, 2007.

Bonney, Neville. Common plants of the Flinders Ranges, Adelaide? : N. Bonney?, 1993.

Brock, Peggy. Yura and Udnyu : a history of the Adnyamathanha of the North Flinders Ranges. Adelaide: Wakefield Press in association with the Aboriginal Heritage Branch, Dept. of Environment and Planning, South Australia, 1985.

The Flinders Ranges : an Aboriginal view. 2nd ed. compiled by Christine Davis, Clifford Coulthard and Desmond Coulthard. Adelaide: Aboriginal Heritage Branch, Dept. of Environment and Planning, 1986.

Internet links :

Australian Native Plants Society. Capparis mitchellii

Iga Warta - Accommodation and Cultural education on Adnyamathanha land



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