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Dark Emu: Black Seeds Agriculture or Accident? (2014)

by Bruce Pascoe

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A read similar to that of Bill Gammage's The Greatest Estate, but with more in relation to fishing and agriculture.

Also the author is of the view that if we were to embrace such techniques (if indeed we could re-discover them) we would be better off economically and socially.

A fascinating read. There is obviously a lot of research still to be done.

A review in the Weekend Australian (july 29-30 July 2017 by Stephen Fitzgerald ) led me to read this and I am happy to have done so.

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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.… (more)

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