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Kakadu Plum

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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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Photo Captions for Kakadu Plum

Image #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.

Image #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.

Image #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.

Image #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.

Image #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.

Image #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.

Image #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).

Image #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

Image #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

Image #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

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

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

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

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

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

Image #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

Image #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

Image #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

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

Image #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

Image #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

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

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

Image #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

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

Image #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

Image #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

Image #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

Image #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

Image #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

Image #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

Image #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

Image #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

Image #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

Image #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

Image #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

Image #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

Image #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.

Image #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.

Image #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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