Young Dark Emu
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.
2020 Winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
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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