Dark Emu Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?

Dark Emu Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?

By: Bruce Pascoe

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2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Indigenous Writers Prize Joint Winner! 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. 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.

Title: Dark Emu Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?

Author Name: Bruce Pascoe

Categories: Australian History, Indigenous Australian History, Social History,

Publisher: Australia, Magabala Books: 2014

ISBN Number: 1922142433

ISBN Number 13: 9781922142436

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 23.0 x 15.2 x 1.0 cm

Kg: 1.00 Kg

Seller ID: A1084

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