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Dark emu : black seeds : agriculture or accident? / Bruce Pascoe
Bib ID 6387449
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Pascoe, Bruce, 1947- author
Description Broome, Western Australia : Magabala Books, 2014 
173 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm 
ISBN 9781922142436 (paperback)

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.

Full contents Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1: Agriculture; Chapter 2: Aquaculture; Chapter 3: Population and Housing; Chapter 4: Storage and Preservation; Chapter 5: Fire; Chapter 6: The Heavens, Language and the Law; Chapter 7: Australian Agricultural Revolution; Chapter 8. Accepting History and Creating the Future; Picture Credits; Bibliography; Index; About the Author. 

National Library of Australia's N copy signed by the author, 28 November 2018.

Includes bibliography (p. 160-171) and index.

Subjects Beveridge, Peter.  |  Kirby, James.  |  Purula, Walter Smith, 1893-1990  |  Kuller Kullup.  |  Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869  |  McMillan, Angus.  |  Gebber, Jemmy.  |  Cobbone, Johnny.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Agriculture.  |  Land use, Rural -- Australia.  |  Hunting and gathering societies -- Australia.  |  History - Theory and criticism - Sources.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers - European.  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation.  |  Housing - Shelters.  |  Buildings - Architecture and design.  |  Buildings - Construction.  |  Food - Plants - Yams.  |  Food - Plants - Seeds / Flour.  |  Food - Preparation - Leaching.  |  Food - Preparation - Cooking.  |  Subsistence and economy - Seasonality.  |  Fishing - Fish traps.  |  Technology - Fire.  |  Habitation - Camps - Hearths, ovens, fireplaces etc.  |  Water supply - Wells and bores.  |  Plants - Nardoo.  |  Plants - Pandanus.  |  Plants - Grasses.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Burial.  |  Animals - Marine mammals - Whales.  |  Ngiyampaa / Ngemba people (D22) (NSW SH55-10)  |  Gunditjmara / Gurndidy / Dhaurwurd-Wurrung people (S20) (Vic SJ54-11)  |  Yuin people (S67) (NSW SI56-13)  |  Wadi Wadi / Wathi Wathi people (D4) (Vic SI54-16)  |  Brewarrina (N NSW SH55-06)  |  Colac (W Vic SJ54-12)  |  Tae Rak / Lake Condah (W Vic SJ54-11)  |  Australian


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