DARK EMU by Bruce Pascoe

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.

Bruce Pascoe provides compelling evidence from the diaries of early explorers that suggests that systems of food production and land management have been blatantly understated in modern retellings of early Aboriginal history, and that a new look at Australia’s past is required.

This brand new edition of Bruce Pascoe's hugely influential, wonderfully readable, powerfully engaging book is out just in time for Bendigo Writers Festival in August.



We welcome the Wheeler Centre back to Festival 2018, to revisit the conversation started by them with Tony Birch and Bruce Pascoe. There's a conversation, too, with Claire Flanagan-Smith about Bruce's many books, the long, winding road to Dark Emu.