The Resource Dark Emu

Dark Emu

Label
Dark Emu
Title
Dark Emu
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Pascoe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticated human occupation.' Judges for 2016 NSW Premier's Literary AwardsDark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for pre-colonial 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 in Dark Emu comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources
Summary
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
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Book of the Year, 2016.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Indigenous Writers Prize, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10517364
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
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Pascoe, Bruce
Dewey number
338.10994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • History
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
black seeds : agriculture or accident?
Label
Dark Emu
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:72eb4d32-2a5e-47d2-b0b7-96bb61f47d5a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781925768954
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Dark Emu
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:72eb4d32-2a5e-47d2-b0b7-96bb61f47d5a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781925768954
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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