Bruce Pascoe to Speak about the Plight of Pre-Colonial Aboriginal Australians
Due to public demand, more tickets have been opened up to see Bruce Pascoe speak at Bendigo Library.
Bruce, a Bunurong man and author of ‘Dark Emu - Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?’, will challenge the ‘hunter-gatherer’ tag given to pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians.
Through his research, Bruce has found 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.
“We are delighted to welcome Bruce to Bendigo Library and look forward to hearing his insights into Indigenous ways of life prior to European settlement,” said Tammy Higgs, Goldfields Library Corporation Programs Coordinator.
‘Dark Emu’ has received a number of awards, including the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Book of the Year, and the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Indigenous Writer's Prize. It was shortlisted for the History Book Award in the 2014 Queensland Literary Awards, and for Indigenous Writing in the 2014 Victorian Premier's Awards.
Bruce’s presentation will be on Monday 27 February in the Bendigo Library Activity Rooms.
The event is free and bookings are required via: www.goldfieldslibraries.com