Young Dark Emu

Young Dark Emu: A Truer History
Bruce Pascoe

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.

Praise for Young Dark Emu

"This elegant, accessible and beguilingly informative book should be required reading." — Katharine England, Adelaide Advertiser

"Stunningly presented in striking shades of ochre, orange, black and white, this seminal book invites young readers to contemplate a different picture of Aboriginal culture and the concept of terra nullius." — Dr Stephanie Owen Reeder, The Canberra Times

For ages 10 years and older

About the Author:
Bruce Pascoe has published widely in both adult and young adult literature. He has won numerous awards, including the Children’s Book Council of Australia Eve Pownall Award for 'Young Dark Emu', New South Wales Premier’s Book of the Year Award in 2016 for 'Dark Emu' and the Prime Minister’s Literature Award for Young Adult fiction for 'Fog a Dox' in 2013. In 2018 Bruce was awarded the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. He has worked as a teacher, farmer, fisherman, barman, fencing contractor, lecturer, Aboriginal language researcher, archaeological site worker and editor. Bruce is a Yuin, Bunurong and Tasmanian man, and currently lives on his farm in Gippsland, Victoria.

Dimensions: H 24cm x W 24cm

ISBN: 9781925360844

Publisher: Magabala Books

Publication Date: 2019

Format: Hardback

Number of Pages: 80