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Gumby Gumby trees and other Aboriginal medicines to be researched by CQ University

Uncle Steve Kemp has been using the knowledge from his Great-Uncle Charlie Munns, a so-called medicine man who treated some of the first Aboriginal people who arrived during 1926 in Woorabinda — 170 kilometres south-west of Rockhampton.

Indigenous people who were living in Taroom at the time were forced to leave and endured an exhausting 200-kilometre journey to Woorabinda.

Uncle Steve has been cultivating plants and honing his understanding of the traditional medicine passed down to his father for decades, and was now supplying CQ University with plant material and tonics to study.

(Photo courtesy of ABC Capricornia: Jasmine Hines)

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