Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia And The Birth Of Agriculture

Author: Bruce Pascoe
Homepage 9781921248016

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Description

Dark Emu argues for a reconsideration of the 'hunter-gatherer' tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians and attempts to rebut the colonial myths that have worked to justify dispossession.


Accomplished author Bruce Pascoe provides compelling evidence from the diaries of early explorers that suggests that systems of food production and land management have been blatantly understated in modern retellings of early Aboriginal history, and that a new look at Australia's past is required.

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Awards

Winner – Book of the Year in the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Winner – Indigenous Writer's Prize in the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards  

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