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              Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

              Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture (Trade Paperback / Paperback, None ed.)

              By Pascoe, Bruce

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              `Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticated hum...an occupation.' Judges for 2016 NSW Premier's Literary AwardsDark 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 is Dark Emu comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources. Bruce's comments on his book compared to Gammage's: My book is about food production, housing construction and clothing whereas Gammage was interested in the appearance of the country at contact. [Gammage] doesn't contest hunter gatherer labels either, whereas that is at the centre of my argument.
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              ISBN 9781921248016
              Published AU 1 Jun 2018
              Publisher Magabala Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Sea Horse

              Sea Horse (Paperback)

              By Pascoe, Bruce

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              Written with gentle humour and a beautiful interpretation of landscape, this adventure story about Jack and his family is reminiscent of endless summers, azure seas and sandy white beaches. Jack, his dad Vince, sister Tanya, and mum Carla, escape to Seahorse Bay whenever they can.... Idyllic days are spent exploring the waters of the bay, diving, fishing and cooking up feasts on the beach - and, for Jack, daydreaming of long-gone shipwrecks and forgotten treasure. Jack cannot believe his luck when he comes across a sunken boat not far off the coast. When he shows his father, they discover it is in pristine condition and decide to take on the challenge of salvaging it. But what is the story behind this mysterious boat? How long has it been in the bay? How did it get there? And who is the man on the cliff with the binoculars? When the boat is finally raised, the adventure begins...
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              ISBN 9781921248931
              Published AU 1 Aug 2015
              Publisher Magabala Books
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Young Dark Emu: A Truer History

              Young Dark Emu: A Truer History (Hardback)

              By Pascoe, Bruce

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              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 ar...gues 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.
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              ISBN 9781925360844
              Published AU 1 Jun 2019
              Publisher Magabala Books
              Interest Age Children
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              Fog A Dox

              Fog A Dox (Paperback)

              By Pascoe, Bruce

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              Albert Cutts is a tree feller. A fella who cuts down trees. Fog is a fox cub raised by a dingo. Hes called a dox because people are suspicious of foxes and Albert Cutts owns the dingo and now the dox. Albert is a bushman and lives a remote life surrounded by animals and birds. Al...l goes well until Albert has an accident ...This is a story of courage, acceptance and respect. It is reminiscent of the gentle story-telling style of Australian author Alan Marshall (I can jump puddles). The dialogue is finely crafted and Indigenous cultural knowledge and awareness are seamlessly integrated into the story.
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              ISBN 9781921248559
              Published AU 1 Aug 2012
              Publisher Magabala Books
              Interest Age Children
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              Mrs Whitlam

              Mrs Whitlam (Paperback)

              By Pascoe, Bruce

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              Age range 9 to 12 Marnie Clark of Curdie Vale can ride but she doesn't have a horse. She dreams of owning one and having the whole world to ride it in. Before too long Marnie is gifted Mrs Margaret 'Maggie' Whitlam, a beautiful, big Clydesdale - bold, fearless and able to jump an...ything. From the very first ride, Marnie and Maggie get more adventure than they bargained for. Soon Marnie is learning to negotiate newfound friendships, pony club and how to stand up for what she believes in. Will her friendship with George Costa, another outsider, make being accepted harder? Or will being true to yourself be the hardest decision Marnie makes?
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              ISBN 9781925936346
              Published AU 1 Dec 2019
              Publisher Magabala Books
              Interest Age Children
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              Ruby-Eyed Coucal

              Ruby-Eyed Coucal (Paperback)

              By Pascoe, Bruce

              This novel's main characters are Fox, who has fled Australia following a possible murder charge and is in Irian Jaya fighting with freedom fighters, and his daughter Maree, who is trying to find him. Pascoe paints a vivid picture of the dispossession of the indigenous people of I...rian Jaya and the fate of transmigrasi settlers.
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              ISBN 9781875641291
              Published AU 1 Jan 1996
              Publisher Magabala Books
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Salt: Selected Stories and Essays

              Salt: Selected Stories and Essays (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pascoe, Bruce

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              A collection of stories and essays by the award-winning author of Dark Emu, showcasing his shimmering genius across a lifetime of work. Bruce Pascoe has been described as a 'living national treasure' and his work as 'revelatory'. This volume of his best and most celebrated storie...s and essays, collected here for the first time, ranges across his long career, and explores his enduring fascination with Australia's landscape, culture, land management and history. Featuring new and previously unpublished fiction alongside his most revered and thought-provoking nonfiction - including extracts from his modern classic Dark Emu - this collection is perfect for Pascoe fans and new readers alike. It's time all Australians saw the range and depth of this most marvellous of local writers
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              ISBN 9781760641580
              Published AU 6 Aug 2019
              Publisher Black Inc
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Found

              Found (Hardback)

              By Pascoe, Bruce; Illustrated by Ledden-Lewis, Ms Charmaine

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              Age range 0-8 Winner of the Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award This gentle story set in the rugged Australian bush is about a small calf who becomes separated from his family. The little calf is alone and simply wants his mother, sisters and brothers. He can see other animals, a...nd after running to the river, manages to ask some horses if they are his family. The calf's family have been taken away in the back of a noisy truck. So begins the little calf's journey to find his family. In Found we share the calf's point of view in an evocative story, accompanied by stunning illustrations.
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              ISBN 9781925936483
              Published AU 1 Aug 2020
              Publisher Magabala Books
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Earth

              Earth (Paperback)

              By Pascoe, Bruce

              With his fourth novel, Pascoe establishes himself in contemporary Australian literature. This is a novel of witty voices from the past and present. The setting is the Victorian countryside during the later part of the 19th century. Decimation of the indigenous population has occu...rred and old cultures are breaking down.
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              ISBN 9781875641611
              Published AU 30 May 2001
              Publisher Magabala Books
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              Yarning Strong The Chainsaw File: Theme : Identity

              Yarning Strong The Chainsaw File: Theme : Identity (Paperback)

              By Pascoe, Bruce

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              Suspended from school for arguing about Australian history with his teacher, Tyrone works on a building site with his dad and learns that thereas more than one way to be a hero for his people.Themes:Aboriginality cannot be judged on skin colourImportance of standing up for yourse...lf and your peopleThis fiction novel is part of the Yarning Strong series.
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              ISBN 9780195572537
              Published AU 24 Jan 2011
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Yarning Strong Series
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