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Young Dark Emu

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Summary

The highly-anticipated junior version (ages 10+) of Bruce Pascoe’s multi award-winning book, Dark Emu.

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.

Tip

Check out Dark Emu in the Classroom: Teacher Resources for High School Geography, a rich resource for teachers to use in the Geography classroom.

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Harvard citation

Korff, J 2019, Young Dark Emu, <https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/books/young-dark-emu>, retrieved 22 September 2019

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