Viewing Entry - Dark emu (E14133) by Pascoe, Bruce.
Playing time for epub/audio formats : 5 hours 36 minutes
Dark emu : Black seeds : agriculture or accident?
Author / Responsible party
History, Sociology. Aboriginal Australians -- Agriculture. Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities. Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs. Hunting and gathering societies -- Australia. Land use, Rural -- Australia.
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.