Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

Author:   Bruce Pascoe
Publisher:   Magabala Books
Edition:   None ed.
ISBN:  

9781921248016


Pages:   278
Publication Date:   01 June 2018
Format:   Paperback
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'Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent...[It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticated human occupation.' - Judges for 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for pre-colonial 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 in Dark Emu comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources. Bruce's comments on his book compared to Gammage's: 'My book is about food production, housing construction and clothing, whereas Gammage was interested in the appearance of the country at contact. [Gammage] doesn't contest hunter gatherer labels either, whereas that is at the centre of my argument.'

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Author:   Bruce Pascoe
Publisher:   Magabala Books
Imprint:   Magabala Books
Edition:   None ed.
Weight:   0.300kg
ISBN:  

9781921248016


ISBN 10:   1921248017
Pages:   278
Publication Date:   01 June 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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