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Australian Aborigines anecdote?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 18, 2010 at 6:21 AM

Hi Guys,

I am after the anecdote of Australian Aborigines preference for every organ and entrails of an animal over the muscle meat? It may be from Western Price

Thank you.

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on December 19, 2010
at 08:39 PM

This is actually the same article Dexter linked but with the footnotes. I almost linked the exact same one from the WAP site, too.

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on December 19, 2010
at 08:24 PM

@WCC Paul--Footnotes can be found here: http://www.westonaprice.org/traditional-diets/635-australian-aborigines.html

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on December 18, 2010
at 08:37 PM

For Cave Man Mind: the exact point you're looking for isn't in there, but look at the paragraph (the eighth paragraph I think) that begins "The great challenge for the Aborigine was to obtain enough dietary fat." Now if you could just get those footnotes you could probably find the passage in Price you want ...

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on December 18, 2010
at 08:31 PM

Thanks, Dexter, for that article: a nice summary of Price's findings. A lot of those methods for hunting animals are very clever. I especially liked the bit about their dragging tree trunks into the water to make a home for grubs, harvested a year later. Do you know where the footnotes to the article are? I can't find the sources. I'm particularly interested in the footnote (fn #7) to this sentence: "Macfarlane studied Aborigines living in the desert almost entirely on native foods and found that every member of the tribe suffered from chronic conjunctivitis."

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on December 18, 2010
at 04:53 PM

http://www.becomehealthynow.com/article/traditional/14

A two page article written by Dr. Gary Farr

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on December 18, 2010
at 08:31 PM

Thanks, Dexter, for that article: a nice summary of Price's findings. A lot of those methods for hunting animals are very clever. I especially liked the bit about their dragging tree trunks into the water to make a home for grubs, harvested a year later. Do you know where the footnotes to the article are? I can't find the sources. I'm particularly interested in the footnote (fn #7) to this sentence: "Macfarlane studied Aborigines living in the desert almost entirely on native foods and found that every member of the tribe suffered from chronic conjunctivitis."

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on December 18, 2010
at 08:37 PM

For Cave Man Mind: the exact point you're looking for isn't in there, but look at the paragraph (the eighth paragraph I think) that begins "The great challenge for the Aborigine was to obtain enough dietary fat." Now if you could just get those footnotes you could probably find the passage in Price you want ...

95601768ec9cb75cc3a9cbcd2271ed14

(2206)

on December 19, 2010
at 08:24 PM

@WCC Paul--Footnotes can be found here: http://www.westonaprice.org/traditional-diets/635-australian-aborigines.html

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on December 18, 2010
at 09:34 AM

I've read this somewhere - but I read it is because the organ meats "go off" so much faster than muscle meat, so it was just sensible to eat them first as they'd be spoiled by the time the muscle meat had been eaten, if done the other way round.

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on December 19, 2010
at 09:53 AM

Thanks guys, I'll have to keep looking.

For relevance here is an amazing article written by Sally Fallon (with lots of references): http://editor.nourishedmagazine.com.au/articles/australian-aborigines-living-off-the-fat-of-the-land

95601768ec9cb75cc3a9cbcd2271ed14

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on December 19, 2010
at 08:39 PM

This is actually the same article Dexter linked but with the footnotes. I almost linked the exact same one from the WAP site, too.

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