Dark Emu Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident
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.
About the Author: 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.
SHORTLISTED – History Book Award in the 2014 Queensland Literary Awards
SHORTLISTED – 2014 Victorian Premier's Award for Indigenous Writing
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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