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Dark Emu Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?

By: Bruce Pascoe

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Magabala Books: 2014

Seller ID: A1084

ISBN: 1922142433

Condition: New


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 Pa... View more info

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What Will Be Worn : A McWhirters story

By: Melissa Fagan

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Transit Lounge: 2018

Seller ID: 9781925760095

ISBN: 192576009X

Condition: New


Sometimes it seems the most invaluable stories can be found in the unlikeliest of corners. For all who know Brisbane, McWhirters, a once celebrated department store in Fortitude Valley, is an icon. For Melissa Fagan it is also the starting point for this remarkable exploration of her mother and grandmother's lives, and a poignant reminder of the ways in which retail stores and fashion have connected women's lives across decades. Behind the dusty shop counters o... View more info