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Young Dark Emu

Bruce Pascoe has collected a swathe of literary awards for Dark Emu and now he has brought together the research and compelling first person accounts in a book for younger readers. Using the accounts of early European explorers, colonists and farmers, Bruce Pascoe compellingly argues for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer label for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. He allows the reader to see Australia as it was before Europeans arrived – a land of cultivated farming areas, productive fisheries, permanent homes, and an understanding of the environment and its natural resources that supported thriving villages across the continent. Young Dark Emu - A Truer History asks young readers to consider a different version of Australia's history pre-European colonisation.

$24.99

Praise for Young Dark Emu

"This elegant, accessible and beguilingly informative book should be required reading."

Katharine England
Adelaide Advertiser

 

"Stunningly presented in striking shades of ochre, orange, black and white, this seminal book invites young readers to contemplate a different picture of Aboriginal culture and the concept of terra nullius."

Dr Stephanie Owen Reeder
The Canberra Times

Bruce Pascoe

Bruce Pascoe is a writer of Tasmanian, Bunurong and Yuin descent. He has worked as a teacher, farmer, fisherman, barman, fencing contractor, lecturer, Aboriginal language researcher, archaeological site worker and...

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Listen to Bruce Pascoe's interview with Daniel Browning on Radio National

 

 

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