Dark Emu

Dark Emu : Black seeds agriculture or accident?

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 10mm | 300g
  • Magabala Books
  • Broome, WA, Australia
  • English
  • 1922142433
  • 9781922142436
  • 6,492

About Bruce Pascoe

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."show more

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