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Dale Chapman from My Dilly Bag for Artisans Bend

My Dilly Bag works sustainably with Aboriginal communities that grow and harvest bush tucker ingredients, and Aboriginal artisan creators. By providing a platform to develop, market and distribute Aboriginal products, My Dilly Bag empowers communities to maintain their traditions, creates new income streams and cultural pride. This improves the lifestyle of Indigenous people and provides a positive landscape for future generations.

About Aunty Dale

Dale Chapman is an Indigenous woman born in Dirranbandi in south west Queensland on Yuwaalaraay and Kooma tribal lands. She has lived and worked on Gubbi Gubbi land, known as the Sunshine Coast, since 1976. Dale's totem, emu, is passed on to her through her father's family and the possum through her mother’s family.

Regarded as a leader in her field, Aunty Dale is the founder of My Dilly Bag, a celebrated and award-winning chef, cookbook author, public speaker, television personality, and lecturer.

Active in Aboriginal affairs, Aunty Dale is a member of the Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce, Slow Food International and Chair of Stepping Black Indigenous Australia.

Dale is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences at the University of Queensland. Her research is passed on to you.

Dale’s goal is to introduce these unique foods and tastes to the public but also to re-introduce her People to using bush tucker again. She considers traditional food to be an effective weapon in the fight against Heart Disease and Diabetes 2 which are some of the major health problems affecting many Aboriginal people today.



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