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Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

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Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture By Bruce Pascoe
2018 | 277 Pages | ISBN: 1921248017 | EPUB | 6 MB


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.