St. John's Kindergarten - Kingaroy

Bush Tucker Garden
All Plants
Melaleuca
The leaves were crushed and rubbed on the skin for an insect repellent, and for antiseptic qualities. The paper barks had many uses including using the sheets of bark for lean-to shelters, wrapping food, dressing wounds and making bandages, as sleeping mats and lining baskets for babies, and even natural raincoats. The wood was used for making spears and digging sticks.