Dark Emu (New Ed) by Bruce Pascoe

Dark Emu (New Ed) by Bruce Pascoe

WINNER – 2016 Indigenous Writer's Prize in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards


WINNER – 2016 Book of the Year in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards


SHORTLISTED – 2014 History Book Award in the Queensland Literary Awards

SHORTLISTED – 2014 Victorian Premier's Award for Indigenous Writing


Dark Emu argues for a reconsideration of the 'hunter-gatherer' tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians and attempts to rebut the colonial myths that have worked to justify dispossession. Accomplished author Bruce Pascoe provides compelling evidence from the diaries of early explorers that suggests that systems of food production and land management have been blatantly understated in modern retellings of early Aboriginal history, and that a new look at Australia's past is required.

  • Description

    From Magabala Books, Australia's leading Indigenous Publishing House. Aboriginal owned and led.