There is a long history of Blackwood being utilised by First Nations peoples within Australia (Kean 1991). There are a variety of uses for the seeds. Not only are they high in protein, but can be ground up to make flour, whilst the timber can be used to make spears and boomerangs (Whitesell 1964; Daehler et al. 1999). A common material in furniture and kitchens, which is a timber that is easily workable. Recently, Blackwood has been accredited as a quality timber for instruments, having similar tonal properties to the more traditional tonewood, Acacia koa (Morrow 2007). With a low reduction in size when drying, this timber has good bending properties. It has idyllic density and tonal properties for necks, backs and sides and has aesthetic properties that make it also essential for headstock veneers, bindings and inlays. Instruments such as electric and acoustic guitars, ukuleles, violins, mandolins, cellos, weissenborns, drums and stomp boxes, have been successfully crafted out of Blackwood.