Young Dark Emu

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Bruce Pascoe

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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.

About the Author:
Bruce Pascoe is a Bunurong man born in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. He is a member of the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative of southern Victoria and has been the director of the Australian Studies Project for the Commonwealth Schools Commission. Bruce has had a varied career as a teacher, farmer, fisherman, barman, fencing contractor, lecturer, Aboriginal language researcher, archaeological site worker and editor.

Books include the short story collections 'Night Animals' and 'Nightjar'; the novels 'Fox', 'Ruby Eyed Coucal', 'Ribcage', 'Shark', 'Earth' and 'Ocean'; historical works 'Cape Otway: Coast of Secrets' and 'Convincing Ground'; the children's book 'Foxies in a Firehose' and the young adult fiction 'Fog a Dox', which won the Prime Minister's Literary Award for YA Fiction, 2013.


ISBN 9781925360844
Publisher Magabala Books
Published 2019
Format Hardback
Number of pages 64
Dimensions H 24cm x W 24cm

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