Australian aboriginals knew of the healing power of emu oil and emus formed part of their diet. Amongst the emu cosmologies, myths and stories, one of wide interest is that the milky way is an emu - the shape is acutually formed by the dark spaces rather than the stars.
"The emu in the sky : stories about the Aboriginals and the day and night skies" compiled and written by Peter DArcy : edited by Margo Sutton : Cover by Dale Huddlestone : illustrations by Scott Towney. Publication info: [Canberra]:The National Science and Technology Centre  ISBN: 0-64618-202-1
Farmed Emu Meat brochure
Emu Farming brochure