Dark emu :Published by : Magabala Books, (Broome, W.A. :) Physical details: 173 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm. ISBN:9781922142436.
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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.