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 has published widely in both adult and young adult literature. He has won numerous awards, including the Children’s Book Council of Australia Eve Pownall Award for Young Dark Emu (Magabala Books, 2019), and the Prime Minister’s Literature Award for Young Adult fiction for Fog a Dox (Magabala Books, 2012) in 2013.
Author: Bruce Pascoe
Publisher: Magabala Books
Dimensions: 210 x 135 x 22 mm
Publication date: 1 March 2014
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