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Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?

Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?

Author: Bruce Pascoe
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Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for precolonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing - behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen and Gammage in their latest books support this premise but Pascoe takes this further and challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources.

Author description

Bruce Pascoe is a Bunurong man born in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. He is a member of the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative of southern Victoria and has been the director of the Australian Studies Project for the Commonwealth Schools Commission. Bruce has had a varied career as a teacher, farmer, fisherman, barman, fencing contractor, lecturer, Aboriginal language researcher, archaeological site worker and editor. Books include the short story collections "Night Animals" and "Nightjar"; the novels "Fox," "Ruby Eyed Coucal," "Ribcage," "Shark," "Earth," and "Ocean"; historical works "Cape Otway: Coast of secrets" and "Convincing Ground"; the childrens book "Foxies in a Firehose" and the young adult fiction "Fog a Dox," which won the Prime Ministers Literary Award for YA Fiction, 2013."

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General Fields

  • : 9781922142436
  • : Magabala Books
  • : Magabala Books
  • : September 2015
  • : 230mm X 152mm
  • : Australia
  • : March 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 176
  • : en
  • : Bruce Pascoe
  • : illustrations
  • : 599.989915