Contested grounds

On Dark Emu’s version of Aboriginal history
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August 2021, no. 434
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Farmers or Hunter-gatherers?: The Dark Emu debate by Peter Sutton and Keryn Walshe

Melbourne University Press, $34.99 pb, 288 pp

Contested grounds

On Dark Emu’s version of Aboriginal history
by
August 2021, no. 434

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For anyone who has spent substantial time recording Aboriginal cultural traditions in remote areas of Australia with its most senior living knowledge holders, bestselling writer Bruce Pascoe’s view that Aboriginal people were agriculturalists has never rung true. Farmers or Hunter-gatherers? The Dark Emu Debate – co-authored by veteran Australian anthropologist Peter Sutton and archaeologist Keryn Walshe – has already been welcomed by Aboriginal academics Hannah McGlade and Victoria Grieve-Williams, who reject Dark Emu’s hypothesis that their ancestors were farmers (like Pascoe himself).

Stephen Bennetts reviews 'Farmers or Hunter-gatherers? The Dark Emu debate' by Peter Sutton and Keryn Walshe

Farmers or Hunter-gatherers?: The Dark Emu debate

by Peter Sutton and Keryn Walshe

Melbourne University Press, $34.99 pb, 288 pp

Buy this book

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