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I had no idea that Aborigines discovered the Macadamia nut,they found them on Bauple (bopple) Mountain around 30,000 years ago and called them Baphal nuts.The mountain became a sacred place and the tree and nuts part of their food and traditions.
I was facinated by the history of the macadamia--the first recorded history was in 1858 when they were discovered by botanists from England who named them the genus macadamia.
I also learnt that the macadamia nut is the only indigenous native export from Australia .
Wild macadamia trees apparently over 100 years old are still believed to grow on Bauple mountain.
A conversation collection of the original trees are worth a visit----all free.
Address: Mnt Bauple National Park--Fraser Coast,QLD.
Directions: Follow the directions from Tiaro township on the A1 Bruce Highway. South from Maryborough,Fraser Coast.
The conservation collection is situated on Inham Road,Tiaro,opposite the recreation Reserve--ask for directions at the info centre in town.
othercontact: Tiaro visitor information centre
Phone: (07) 4129 2599
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