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Viewing Entry - Dark emu (E14133)
by Pascoe, Bruce.

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TitleDark emu : Black seeds : agriculture or accident?
Author / Responsible partyPascoe, Bruce.
GenreHistory, Sociology.
TopicsHistory, Sociology. Aboriginal Australians -- Agriculture. Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities. Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs. Hunting and gathering societies -- Australia. Land use, Rural -- Australia.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


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.

Additional Information

System control numberE14133
Original Print PublisherBroome, Western Australia : Magabala Books, 2014.
Narrator NameBruce Pascoe.
Participant or performer noteBruce Pascoe.
Narrators GenderMale narrator