The Oldest Foods on Earth : A history of Australian foods


This is a book that everyone, young and old, should read for a deep and rich look into Aboriginal culture and the unique foods that nourished the Aboriginal people for over 50 000 years. 

Until colonisation. “By bringing our own food and farming, which were totally unsuitable for the country, we obliterated the mercantile and nutritional life of the Indigenous community. We wiped it out.” Newton writes that food was an essential part of Aboriginal life. Without the land to source it, its nutritional value, and the cultural meaning behind its harvesting and procurement, the Aboriginal way of life was forcefully degraded.

This book, accompanied with Cooking With The Oldest Foods on Earth, make a wonderful gift. 


Kakadu Plum Co. uses Australia Post and Sendle for all its shipping methods


We send via Australia Post eparcel. All parcels require a signature on collection. Postage is a flat rate of $8 for orders under $100. Free shipping is offered for orders over $100. We also offer a $16.95 Express Post option. We use Australia Post and Sendle as postage services. It is our discretion of which serve is used based on order value and suburb where the parcel is being sent to. Please note, at certain promotion times, including Express Post upgrade, free shipping may not apply. 

Please note: We will not cover the cost of postage for parcels sent back to us delivered in error due to the incorrect address given or not collected from your LPO in time. Please double check your address, including suburb and postcode. We are not responsible for packages that go astray due to wrong postal addresses given.


We ship worldwide.

Free Shipping Promotion over $100 does NOT apply for International orders.

0.0 - 500g    -   $23.00

500g - 2kg   -   $40.00

2kg - 3kg    -    $55.00

3kg - 5kg    -    $79.95

Although a large country, Australia is very far from the rest of the world and we have tried to keep our shipping costs down. We are not responsible for packages that go astray due to wrong postal addresses given. We cannot guarantee delivery within a set time frame due to various postal systems. Delivery time frames can vary from 10 days to 3 weeks, depending upon location. Please note that Kakadu Plum Co. is not responsible for any duties or taxes charged by your country of shipping. Deliveries may be subject to random custom checks. 

Heat Policy For Chocolate

Kakadu Plum Co. does not cover or accept any responsibility for heat damage as a result from freight. We suggest you order and pay for Express Post shipping if ordering during conditions of 28c or higher. We take special care in packaging chocolate during hot conditions, but unless selected, we ship via Standard Parcel Post. 


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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Faye Gilbey
Love my book

I am fulfilling a part of me which wanted to explore & learn about indigenous plants and foods. This book is filling all of my needs.

Helen Upson
Worth a read

If you have an interest in Native Foods this is worth a read

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