Young Dark Emu
Bruce Pascoe is the author of the groundbreaking book Dark Emu and now he has brought together the research and compelling first person accounts in a book for younger readers, Young Dark Emu. 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. Using the written documents of early European explorers and colonists as his evidence, Pascoe provides irrefutable proof of complex First Nations societies which existed prior to colonisation. Young Dark Emu asks young readers to consider a different version of Australia's history pre-European colonisation.
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