Archaeologists say they have found ancient banana farms once managed by Australia's Indigenous peoples.
The agricultural system reflected the local regional diet at the time which included staples such as yams, taro and bananas.
"Our research shows the ancestors of the Goegmulgal people of Mabuyag were engaged in complex and diverse cultivation and horticultural practices in the western Torres Strait at least 2,000 years ago," lead researcher Robert Williams said.
"Food is an important part of Indigenous culture and identity and this research shows the age and time depth of these practices," said Mr Williams.
Historians have argued that the British denied evidence of Indigenous agriculture systems so they could claim the land was unsettled and unoccupied.