St. John's Kindergarten - Kingaroy

Bush Tucker Garden
All Plants
Sandpaper Fig
This small fig was a ‘supermarket’ tree for Aboriginal peoples because it had so many uses: food, shade, medicine, tools, firesticks to start fires and fibre to make string for nets and traps. Birds also love this tree for the small fig fruits. The leaves are rough like sandpaper and were used to polish wooden objects such as spears and boomerangs, or even to rub rough skin smooth.