Review: Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

Dark Emu presents a convincing argument that the hunter-gather tag often given to pre-colonial Aboriginal Australian's is fundamentally false. Presented in an academic but accessible way, Pascoe's arguments delves into numerous historical records to prove that Aboriginal people did work they land, harvested their grains, constructed dams and many other things that are often overlooked. This is a very real glimpse into how people worked the lands before European settlement.

Well-researched and highly educational, this is a book that should be placed in the hands of every Australian high school student to encourage them to think more about the land and to know more about the traditional owners.

Highly recommended.

This book was read as part of the Aussie Author Challenge 2020


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