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     ISBN: 9781921248016
     Format: Paperback
     Category: Australiana 
     Publication Date:  / 5 / 2018

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Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for pre-colonial 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 in this book comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources.