Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident

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Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident

Indigenous writer and anthologist Bruce Pascoe, recipient of the 2018 Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature, presents this lecture based on his most recent book Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident. Awarded the NSW Premier’s Book of the Year Award in 2016, Dark Emu includes compelling descriptions of precolonial Aboriginal agriculture based on accounts from early European explorers. The book argues that Australia must reconsider the 'hunter-gatherer' conception of precolonial Aboriginal Australians.

Bruce’s unique insights into precolonial Aboriginal systems of food production and land stewardship is highly valuable for researchers and is important to consider in the context of a changing climate.

Presenters Bruce Pascoe

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