The highly-anticipated junior version of Bruce Pascoe’s multi award-winning book.
Bruce Pascoe has collected a swathe of literary awards for Dark Emu and now he has brought together the research and compelling first person accounts in a book for younger readers.
Using the accounts of early European explorers, colonists and farmers, 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. Young Dark Emu — A Truer History asks young readers to consider a different version of Australia’s history pre-European colonisation.
Bruce Pascoe is a writer of Tasmanian, Bunurong and Yuin descent. He has worked as a teacher, farmer, fisherman, barman, fencing contractor, lecturer, Aboriginal language researcher, archaeological site worker and editor. Bruce has written many award-winning books for adults and children. His works of fiction for children include the CBCA shortlisted Mrs Whitlam, Seahorse and the Prime Minister’s Literary YA Award-winning Fog a Dox. In 2018, Bruce was the recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature.
"This elegant, accessible and beguilingly informative book should be required reading." - Katharine England, Adelaide Advertiser
"Stunningly presented in striking shades of ochre, orange, black and white, this seminal book invites young readers to contemplate a different picture of Aboriginal culture and the concept of terra nullius." - Dr Stephanie Owen Reeder, The Canberra Times
Winner – Book of the Year in the 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards
Winner – Indigenous Writer’s Prize in the 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards
Shortlisted – History Book Award in the 2014 Queensland Literary Awards
Shortlisted – 2014 Victorian Premier’s Award for Indigenous Writing
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