Mrs Hawthorne together with the RAP working group and students welcomed Ms Dale Tilbrook to our school on the 5th August. Dale bought in a range of bush foods for the students to try and shared her invaluable knowledge of local Bush Tucker Foods.

Dale Tilbrook and her brother Lyall Tilbrook own Maali Mia Pty Ltd which operates the Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery. Dale’s daughter Venetia also works in the business. The family are descendants of the Wardandi Bibbulmun people from the Busselton, Margaret River, Augusta area.

Dale has a background in Retailing and Marketing and a special interest in natural products. She has a Diploma in Aromatherapy and has studied product formulation. She is very knowledgeable about Australian native ingredients which are featured in her range of home and body products.

Dale also has wonderful knowledge about local foods and the bush tucker ingredients in the ranges stocked by Maalinup.

Bush Tucker Talks and Tastings including the Bush Tucker Garden are very popular please check out Maalinup Home Page under Cultural Activities.

Thank you Dale for sharing your knowledge with Staff and Students of Eastern Hills Senior High School.