Young dark emu : a truer history / Bruce Pascoe.Publication details: Broome, Western Australia : Magabala Books, 2019.Description: 78 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cmISBN:
- 9781925360844 (hardback)
- Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities -- Juvenile literature
- Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature
- Land use, Rural -- Australia -- Juvenile literature
- Hunting and gathering societies -- Australia -- Juvenile literature
- Aboriginal Australians -- Agriculture -- Juvenile literature
- Aboriginal Australians -- Agriculture
- Aboriginal Australians
- Aboriginal Australians -- History
- Australia -- History -- Juvenile literature
- Australian history
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander content
- 305.89915 23
- 338.10994 23
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|Book||Melbourne Athenaeum Library||Junior collection||305 PAS||Available||069521|
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- One - The land grab -- Two - Agriculture -- Three - Aquaculture -- Four - Home -- Five - Food storage -- Six - Fire -- Sacred places -- Sustainable futures -- Acknowledgements -- Bibliography -- Picture credits -- Index -- About the author.
Bruce Pascoe has collected a swathe of literary awards for Dark Emu and now he has brought together the research and compelling first person accounts in a book for younger readers. Using the accounts of early European explorers, colonists and farmers, Bruce Pascoe compellingly argues for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer label for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. He allows the reader to see Australia as it was before Europeans arrived - a land of cultivated farming areas, productive fisheries, permanent homes, and an understanding of the environment and its natural resources that supported thriving villages across the continent. Young Dark Emu - A Truer History asks young readers to consider a different version of Australia's history pre-European colonisation.