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Description - Young Dark Emu: A Truer History by Bruce Pascoe

Shortlisted for the 2020 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature

Longlisted for the ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children (ages 7 - 12)

Shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards 2020: Children's

Age range 10+


The highly-anticipated junior version of Bruce Pascoe's multi award-winning book.

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.

'Adapted for a younger readership from Pascoe's best-selling Dark Emu, this exquisitely illustrated picture book will transform how we see Australian history. Bruce uses the diaries of early explorers and colonists to show us the Australia where Aboriginal people built houses, dams and wells and farmed the land.' - Fiona Stager, The Courier Mail

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781925360844
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 240mm x mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Magabala Books
Publisher: Magabala Books
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2019
Country of Publication: Australia

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