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Young Dark Emu 10

A Truer History

by Bruce Pascoe

Hardback Age range: 10+ years old Publication Date: 01/06/2019

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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.

ISBN:
9781925360844
9781925360844
Category:
History & the past: general interest (Children's / Teenage)
Age range:
10+ years old
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-06-2019
Publisher:
Magabala Books
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
80
Dimensions (mm):
240x240mm
Bruce Pascoe

Bruce Pascoe is an Australian Indigenous writer. He has worked as a teacher, farmer, a fisherman and an Aboriginal language researcher.

His books include Fog a Dox, a book for young adults that won the Prime Minister's Literary Awards in 2013, Convincing Ground about the Convincing Ground massacre, and Dark Emu, a book that challenges the claim that pre-colonial Australian Aboriginal peoples were hunter-gatherers.

In 2018, Bruce Pascoe was awarded the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature.

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  • for every Australian young reader

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    When I read the adult version of Bruce Pascoe's "Dark Emu", I was angry; angry that as a child I had been told an inaccurate story of the stone age hunters and gatherers that were the Australian Aboriginal people. Now, in a book for young people, we have the story of the Aboriginal people who farmed the land, built long lasting structures, stored food and harvested inland waterways with elaborate fish traps. With this book our children can learn of those lives and the huge lack of understanding and appreciation of Europeans who came and settled in Australia. I hope there are class sets in every primary and high school in the land. Every Australian child needs this book so as to grow up with more knowledge and understanding than my generation.

  • Young Dark Emu

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    A magnificent book. Should be compulsory reading for all Australian school children.

  • young dark emu.

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    I bought this book for my Grandsons 9th Birthday. He does not live locally. But is an avid reader.
    He told me that he has learnt a lot about how the aboriginals looked after the land with crop rotation and permanent dwellings. No more info from him so far.
    wendy J.

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