Dark Emu argues for a reconsideration of the ‘hunter-gatherer’ tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians and attempts to rebut the colonial myths that have worked to justify dispossession. Accomplished author, Bruce Pascoe provides compelling evidence from early explorer diaries that suggest that systems of food production and land management have been blatantly understated in modern retellings of early Aboriginal history. Bruce argues that a new look at Australia’s past is required.
As part of the Food History & Future Forum. With Andrea Gaynor & MC Nick Rose, Sustain: The Australian Food Network.