• Dark Emu

  • Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?
  • By: Bruce Pascoe
  • Narrated by: Bruce Pascoe
  • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-10-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.9 (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A completely accessible, compelling and riveting account of pre-invasion Aboriginal agricultural systems.
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.
©2014 Bruce Pascoe (P)2017 Bolinda audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Neil on 07-18-18

Vital Australian Aboriginal History.

A tectonic shift in anthropology. Reveals knowedge of human history and development that should be known by all peoples of the world.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Philip I. Kyson on 06-12-17

Amazing eye opener

Another example of our commonly known history being false. This wonderful book goes someway in correcting that criminal fact.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 09-03-17

Captivating and Stirring

A truly fantastic audiobook narrated by the author Bruce Pascoe. I think I put even more value to his words as he was the one reading them and emphasizing as he would normally in conversation. He made it a pleasure to listen to.

The numerous examples of indigenous peoples farming the land was so refreshing to hear. FINALLY the truth is coming forward and I look forward to our shared history being reframed.

Whilst I loved the book, the reality is I came to tears on a number of occasions. To hear through the writings of those first settlers who gave such little value to our ways, how blinkered they were to our intimate knowledge of the land and how they systematically destroyed every opportunity to allow our peoples the right to care for boodja (country) is absolutely heartbreaking. I must admit I feel agrieved. I am going to need some time to process my initial reaction so I can channel that energy into helping to make a difference.

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By Alistair on 03-29-17

paradigm shifting

growing up in Australia and going through the public school system, I have learnt a great deal from this book. it tells a story fundamentally different than what I was brought to to believe. I am thankful for this as to improve my once very ignorant appreciation of Australian aboriginal historical culture. this should be read and studied in schools in Australia

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 10-23-17

Must Read for Every Australian

This books takes you on a journey of discovery, unearthing the ways of Indigenous Australia that are kept buried deep in the earth and in the historical records of the first colonisers. Taking extracts from the diaries of some of the first white contact in areas across Australia a very different picture is shown of the depth of knowledge that was completely ignored and destroyed as sheep and people displaced traditional practices. There is so much to learn from this for us to go forward and by honouring and relearning these practices repair some of the damage that we do today. It is a story of optimism for the future.

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