7 AM. The beginning of our 10 hour drive to Saddler Springs which borders the Mt. Moffat section
of Carnarvon National Park.
|2001 QUEENSLAND TERM POSTCARDS
SADDLER SPRINGS: OCTOBER 12 GETTING THERE
WHEN IN ROMA. Lunch on the road.
HMM. Another bad hair day.
From the coach: On the road to Injune.
On the "road" beyond Injune: 90 km of dirt track.
The dining hall.
The "donkey" to heat the water for the the showers"
In and around the Education Center,
cycads were common in the grassy understorey.
This ancient plant is the symbol for the center.
peoples of Australia used this plant as a food source.
"The seeds of these and other cycads are borne in a large cone and have an orange outer coat. They
are poisonous, but the Aborigines knew how to treat them to remove the poison, and so take
advantage of the large amount of food provided by a single plant. One of the ways was to cook the
seed, break it up, and then soak it for up to three weeks in running water.
In Western Australia,
only the outer red part was eaten, after treatment by washing and burying."
Hobart & William Smith Colleges and Union College
Partnership for Global
Education: Queensland Term 2001