Kakadu Plum

Stock Photography By David C Hancock

Kakadu plum is native to northern Australia and has been collected and eaten by Indigenous people for thousands of years - it is known for its health benefits. Western science has found the fruits - also known as billy-goat plum, mimarral and gubinge - has the highest levels of vitamin C and anti-oxidants in the world. Several Aboriginal communities have begun gathering the fruit to sell to multinational health and beauty companies.

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1. Kakadu Plum. Djelk female rangers Felina Campion and Sandra Richards harvest billy goat plums (also known as kakadu plums) at the end of the wet season. The native fruit is extremely high in Vitamin C and are sold to pharmaceutical companies.

2. Kakadu Plum. Djelk female rangers Felina Campion and Sandra Richards harvest billy goat plums (also known as kakadu plums) at the end of the wet season. The native fruit is extremely high in Vitamin C and are sold to pharmaceutical companies.

3. Kakadu Plum. Djelk female rangers Felina Campion and Sandra Richards harvest billy goat plums (also known as kakadu plums) at the end of the wet season. The native fruit is extremely high in Vitamin C and are sold to pharmaceutical companies.

4. Kakadu Plum. Djelk female rangers Felina Campion and Sandra Richards harvest billy goat plums (also known as kakadu plums) at the end of the wet season. The native fruit is extremely high in Vitamin C and are sold to pharmaceutical companies.

5. Kakadu Plum. Djelk female rangers Felina Campion and Sandra Richards harvest billy goat plums (also known as kakadu plums) at the end of the wet season. The native fruit is extremely high in Vitamin C and are sold to pharmaceutical companies.

6. Kakadu Plum. Djelk female rangers Felina Campion and Sandra Richards harvest billy goat plums (also known as kakadu plums) at the end of the wet season. The native fruit is extremely high in Vitamin C and are sold to pharmaceutical companies.

7. Kakadu Plum. Djelk female rangers Felina Campion and Sandra Richards harvest billy goat plums (also known as kakadu plums) at the end of the wet season. The native fruit is extremely high in Vitamin C and are sold to pharmaceutical companies. Six year-old Alana Kelly sorts through the billy goat plums in the back of a Djelk landcruiser, taking off the stems - mother Selme Campion (behind) and Sandra Richards (right).

8. Kakadu Plum. Djelk female rangers Felina Campion and Sandra Richards harvest billy goat plums (also known as kakadu plums) at the end of the wet season. The native fruit is extremely high in Vitamin C and are sold to pharmaceutical companies. Six year-old Alana Kelly sorts through the billy goat plums in the back of a Djelk landcruiser, taking off the stems

9. Kakadu Plum. Venture North tourism on Cobourg Peninsula and through Arnhem Land. The tour takes visitors to the Garik Gunak Barlu national park, Oenpelli rock art sites at Karnbalunya and Mamukala in Kakadu NP. escarpment near Karnbarlunyah (Oenpelli) - native plums, bush tucker

10. Kakadu Plum. Fire workshop at Ngaliyindi in eastern Arnhem Land hosted by Gurruwiling rangers, SE Arafura rangers and traditional owners. Ngaliyindi is on the escarpment overlooking the Arafura Swamp (Gurruwiling) from the eastern side. Indigenous land management Aboriginal rangers

11. Kakadu Plum. David Boehme and sone Bodie with grafted kakadu plum trees and some powered plum

12. Kakadu Plum. David Boehme and sone Bodie with grafted kakadu plum trees and some powered plum

13. Kakadu Plum. David Boehme and sone Bodie with grafted kakadu plum trees and some powered plum

14. Kakadu Plum. David Boehme and sone Bodie with grafted kakadu plum trees and some powered plum

15. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruits is processed at Wadeye

16. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruit is processed at Wadeye. Althea Jabinee pick the fruit

17. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruit is processed at Wadeye. Althea Jabinee (right) and Elizabeth Gumaduck pick the fruit

18. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruit is processed at Wadeye. Joanne Tchemjirr pick the fruit - with ranger Angus Melpi

19. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruits is processed at Wadeye

20. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruit is processed at Wadeye. Althea Jabinee (right) and JoanneTchemjirr pick the fruit

21. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruit is processed at Wadeye. Joanne Tchemjirr pick the fruit

22. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruits is processed at Wadeye

23. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruits is processed at Wadeye

24. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruit is processed at Wadeye. Althea Jabinee (right) and Elizabeth Gumaduck (left) and Joanne Tchemjirr (centre) pick the fruit

25. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruits is processed at Wadeye

26. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruit is processed at Wadeye. Elizabeth Gumaduck picks the fruit

27. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruit is processed at Wadeye. Elizabeth Gumaduck picks the fruit

28. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruit is processed at Wadeye. Althea Jabinee (right) and Elizabeth Gumaduck (centre) and Joanne Tchemjirr pick the fruit

29. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruit is processed at Wadeye. Althea Jabinee (centre) and Elizabeth Gumaduck (left) and Joanne Tchemjirr with the fruit

30. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruit is processed at Wadeye. Althea Jabinee 9centre) and Elizabeth Gumaduck (left) and Joanne Tchemjirr with the fruit

31. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruit is processed at Wadeye. Althea Jabinee (right) and Elizabeth Gumaduck (centre) and Joanne Tchemjirr pick the fruit

32. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruit is processed at Wadeye. Althea Jabinee (centre) and Elizabeth Gumaduck (left) and Joanne Tchemjirr with the fruit

33. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruits is processed at Wadeye in machines that reduce it to puree. Joanne Tchemjirr feeds the fruit into the machine

34. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruits is processed at Wadeye in machines that reduce it to puree. Elizabeth Gumaduck feeds the fruit into the machine

35. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruits is processed at Wadeye in machines that reduce it to puree. Joanne Tchemjirr feeds the fruit into the machine

36. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruits is processed at Wadeye in machines that reduce it to puree. Althea Jabinee holds frozen pureed fruit

37. Kakadu Plum. Women at Wadeye collect Kakadu plum, or mimarral as it is known in the region. The fruits is processed at Wadeye in machines that reduce it to puree. Althea Jabinee holds frozen pureed fruit

38. Kakadu Plum. Bawinanga AC, Maningrida. Djelk ranger Derrelene Yeeindilli with bush tucker gathered by women rangers. She holds Billy-goat plums. Photographer: David Hancock. Copyright: SkyScans.

39. Kakadu Plum. Bawinanga AC, Maningrida. Djelk ranger Derrelene Yeeindilli with bush tucker gathered by women rangers. She holds Billy-goat plums. Photographer: David Hancock. Copyright: SkyScans.

40. Kakadu Plum. Bawinanga AC, Maningrida. Djelk ranger Derrelene Yeeindilli with bush tucker gathered by women rangers. She holds Billy-goat plums. Photographer: David Hancock. Copyright: SkyScans.

 

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