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The Resource Dark emu : Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agriculture., Bruce Pascoe

Dark emu : Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agriculture., Bruce Pascoe

Label
Dark emu : Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agriculture.
Title
Dark emu
Title remainder
Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agriculture.
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Pascoe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dark Emu argues for a reconsideration of the 'hunter-gatherer' tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians and attempts to rebut the colonial myths that have worked to justify dispossession. Accomplished author Bruce Pascoe provides compelling evidence from the diaries of early explorers that suggests that systems of food production and land management have been blatantly understated in modern retellings of early Aboriginal history, and that a new look at Australia?s past is required"--Publisher's website
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
Award
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Book of the Year, 2016.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Indigenous Writers Prize, 2016.
Awards note
  • Winner, NSW Premier's Literary Award Book of the Year.
  • Winner, New South Wales Indigenous Writer's Prize, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10517364
Cataloging source
VIT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pascoe, Bruce
Dewey number
305.89915
Illustrations
photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Land use, Rural
  • Hunting and gathering societies
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
black seeds : agriculture or accident?
Label
Dark emu : Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agriculture., Bruce Pascoe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published 2014 as "Dark emu : black seeds agriculture or accident?"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: (pages 249-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1.Agriculture -- 2.Aquaculture -- 3.Population and housing -- 4.Storage and preservation -- 5.Fire -- 6.The heavens, language, and the law -- 7.An Australian agricultural revolution -- 8.Accepting history and creating the future
Control code
000062323070
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
New edition.
Extent
277 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781921248016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1038067363
Label
Dark emu : Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agriculture., Bruce Pascoe
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published 2014 as "Dark emu : black seeds agriculture or accident?"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: (pages 249-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1.Agriculture -- 2.Aquaculture -- 3.Population and housing -- 4.Storage and preservation -- 5.Fire -- 6.The heavens, language, and the law -- 7.An Australian agricultural revolution -- 8.Accepting history and creating the future
Control code
000062323070
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
New edition.
Extent
277 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781921248016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1038067363

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