History of Macadamias

The story of the macadamia began thousands of years ago, in the rainforest along the north east coast of Australia. 

The macadamia tree became known as ‘Kindal Kindal’. Aboriginal peoples had other names for macadamia including Boombera & Baupal. 

Macadamias were not staple fare; they were considered a delicacy and treasured wherever they were found. Used as special ceremonial gifts at inter-tribal corroborees, they were also traded between Aboriginal tribes. 

For thousands of years Australia has given the macadamia nut as a treasured gift. Travel, story-telling and gift giving with the macadamia nut have gone hand in hand probably since the beginning of mankind.

To find out more about this humble nut and visit AMS www.australian-macadamias.org or Nuts for Life www.nutsforlife.com.au