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Fancy some parrot pie?

These days we have laws protecting our wildlife but in the early colonial days, anything that moved was literally fair game for the white settlers as a way of supplementing their meagre rations.

From parrots and turtles to kangaroos and emu’s, food historian and author of “Australian Food Timeline,” Jan O’Connell looks at the early days of eating our wildlife.

Image: Parrot pie from Mrs Beeton’s household management

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