Grinding Stone

Grinding stones were left at camping sites and retrieved when Wiradjuri groups returned. They were valued artefacts that were traded between Aboriginal groups. The stones were used to grind grass seeds and nuts into flour. Adding water created a paste, like dough, that could be cooked in the fire. Plants ground on these stone include nardoo grass, which grows across Wiradjuri lands, and the seeds from the kernels of kurrajong trees.

Collection Orange Local Aboriginal Land Council