Dark emu : black seeds : agriculture or accident? / Bruce Pascoe.Publication details: Broome, W.A. : Magabala Books, 2014.Description: 173 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cmISBN:
- Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities
- Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs
- Aboriginal Australians -- Agriculture
- Land use, Rural -- Australia
- Hunting and gathering societies -- Australia
- Land use, Rural
- Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders
- Aboriginal culture
- Land resources
- Natural resource management
- Social customs
- 338.10994 23
- GN666 .P37 2014
- 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Inaugural Indigenous Writer's Prize.
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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.