“In my design I show the food and animals in the billabong. The billabong reminds me of a big shop – where you can do one big shopping.
There are so many things that you can get – like the lily roots, mussels, fish, water beetles, you can get the sweet potato inside the water, and other bush tucker.
There’s ‘yarlbun’ - it has a lot of seeds inside. It sits under the water. We break it off, and take it out, and when we get as many as we can, we then dry the seed in the sun, for a couple of days, and then we crush it up and make it into a damper. We grind it, and cook it in the hot ashes.
My mum used to take me all the time with my brothers and sisters to get all different types of bush tucker.”