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Dark emu : black seeds : agriculture or accident? / Bruce Pascoe.

By: Publication details: Broome, W.A. : Magabala Books, 2014.Description: 173 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cmISBN:
  • 9781922142436
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 338.10994 23
LOC classification:
  • GN666 .P37 2014
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Agriculture -- ch. 2 Aquaculture -- ch. 3 Population and Housing -- ch. 4 Storage and Preservation -- ch. 5 Fire -- ch. 6 The Heavens, Language and the Law -- ch. 7 Australian Agricultural Revolution -- ch. 8 Accepting History and Creating the Future.
Awards:
  • 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Inaugural Indigenous Writer's Prize.
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.
List(s) this item appears in: Staff Picks - James | Awarded Non-Fiction | Popular in 2021 - Non-Fiction
Holdings
Item type Home library Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Book Melbourne Athenaeum Library Non-Fiction 338.109 PAS Available 059777
Total reserves: 0

Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Agriculture -- ch. 2 Aquaculture -- ch. 3 Population and Housing -- ch. 4 Storage and Preservation -- ch. 5 Fire -- ch. 6 The Heavens, Language and the Law -- ch. 7 Australian Agricultural Revolution -- ch. 8 Accepting History and Creating the Future.

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.

2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Inaugural Indigenous Writer's Prize.

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