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Dark Emu: Black Seeds Agriculture Or Accident?

Dark Emu: Black Seeds Agriculture Or Accident?


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.

Bruce Pascoe
Published March 2014
176 pages 
230mm x 152mm
ISBN 9781922142436

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