...Children as young as five or six...
A recent study of Meriam children's food-getting knowledge concluded that children begin to bear adult local knowledge around five or six years of age: 'nearly all children know what foods are commonly acquired, how to procure these foods, and how they should be processed.'
Keywords: childhood, food gathering, Mer, Mer
Bird, R and Others 1995, 'Children and Traditional Subsistence on Mer (Murray Island)', Torres Strait, Australian Aboriginal Studies 1.
Author: Sharp, Nonie