Dark Emu Paperback

Dark Emu Paperback
Dark Emu Paperback
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Dark Emu is an argument for reconsidering the label of hunter-gatherer for Aboriginal Australians. Exhaustively researched, including accounts of early coloniser's encounters with Aboriginal Australian communities. Compelling proof of Aboriginal Australia's sophisticated use of agricultural methods. 

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An accessible look at early Australian history. Combining anthropology, biography and scientific writing Dark Emu was the winner of the NSW Premier's Literary Awards in 2016. Readers will reconsider assumptions about Aboriginal Australia particularly in regards to the declaration of Terra Nullius. 

Paperback.

278 pages.

Adult non-fiction.

Published by Magabala Books.

Written by Bruce Pascoe.

21cm x 13.5cm.

Bruce Pascoe has published widely in both adult and young adult literature. He has won numerous awards, including the New South Wales Premier’s Book of the Year Award in 2016 for Dark Emu (Magabala Books 2014) and the Prime Minister’s Literature Award for Young Adult fiction for Fog a Dox (Magabala Books 2012) in 2013. His children’s titles Mrs Whitlam (Magabala Books 2016) and Young Dark Emu (Magabala Books 2019) have been shortlisted in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards. In 2018 Bruce was awarded the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. He has worked as a teacher, farmer, fisherman, barman, fencing contractor, lecturer, Aboriginal language researcher, archaeological site worker and editor. Bruce is a Yuin, Bunurong and Tasmanian man, and currently lives on his farm in Gippsland, Victoria.

Also available Young Dark Emu: A Truer History

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