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West Australian Heritage – A Special Story Since early days of settlement which started nearly 180 years ago, rural Western Australia has made a significant contribution towards the state’s economic development by providing opportunities for the workforce who, through facing the challenges of our bush and through shear hard ‘yakka’, have founded major exports to countries worldwide. This is a short story of two of our greatest products. The early settlement embarked on an enormous clearing of the Wheatbelt in the mid 1800’s and exported the Sandalwood that was felled to China. At its peak, more than 15,000 tonnes per…
A Brief Story In 1994 a national vision for plantation forestry development in Australia was in discussion. The objective to treble the area of plantations across Australia by the year 2020. The motive was to increase regional wealth. A strategy was formed in 1995 – The 2020 Vision, which outlined the process and became the benchmark for regional growth. Partnerships evolved between governments, industry and the community and funding was made available. For some years the plantations were focussed on export commodities - Bluegums (E. globulus) for woodchips and pine (p. radiata) for sawlogs. In the year 2000 the industry…
We at Heritage Oils are often asked for organic oils and products. Then when we say we only have one - Australian Eucalyptus radiata, or that our products are made from a pure and natural base and are chemical free, most or our clients are happy with that but some either pass us by or, those who are after an educated response question us why?? Organic certification is a product of this current era where we are becoming more aware of the dangers of chemicals and the adulteration of our products whether we apply them to the skin, inhale them…
Bush Tucker is a catchy phrase for the culinary delights produced from our native bush, flowers and trees.  With our taste buds seduced by the spicy foods from around the world, to adapt to the more conservative flavours of the natural foods of Australia is taking time. Chefs are specialising in Bush Tucker produce and home kitchens are experimenting with the flavours, adapting recipes to suit all taste buds. With suitable seasonal conditions, soil types, location and a good genetic stock, both essential oils and native foods can grow in harmony to provide diversity in farm enterprises. By farming these…
One of the little dogs for whom we used the Kunzea Oil is Lucy. She’s a 3 year old miniature poodle crossed with a King Charles Spaniel. She lives on a big property in Nimbin NSW where there are ticks galore. The tick season is just starting, but the tiny grass ticks proliferate. They pack the same big punch as the big ticks, but they’re so tiny (like the tip of a needle), they’re impossible to see & simply need to be dug out. Of course, no animal wants you moving around in their flesh with a sharp implement, so…