Mamaburra (Wild Peach Tree)

Mamaburra trees grow in the bush and are loved for their fruit and their usefulness in soothing the skin. These trees grow abundantly on Groote Eylandt, and in addition to their use in traditional recipes, our elders used the inner bark to repair cracks and holes in their canoes. The rich red colour of the bark gives many of our products their ruddy colour, reflecting the palette of our land. The dried bark is also used as an exfoliant in our scrubs.