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Fitzroy Town Hall Reading Room

201 Napier Street

Fitzroy, VIC 3065

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Yarra Libraries has invited Bruce Pascoe to deliver two events at Fitzroy Town Hall on September 1st, 2017. The presentations will be based on his book Dark Emu which argues that Australian Aborigines were an agricultural nation.

Event 1: September 1st from 1pm to 2pm Fitzroy Ballroom - High School Program: see separate listing

For Event 2: September 1st from 7pm to 8pm (General Public)

Yarra Libraries supports the commitment to community learning and social justice. Bruce Pascoe’s research in Dark Emu renegotiates historical perceptions of Aboriginal Societies as being nomadic and provides ground-breaking work configuring a civilisation based on agricultural farming. This work has been gaining interest by many people because of this historical renegotiation.

Dark Emu argues for a reconsideration of the 'hunter-gatherer' tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians and attempts to rebut the colonial myths that have worked to justify dispossession. Accomplished author Bruce Pascoe provides 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, and that a new look at Australia’s past is required.

Source: https://www.magabala.com/culture-and-history/dark-emu.html


This event is sponsored by the Thomas, Samuel & George Ewing Trust.

There will be an Auslan interpreter at this event.

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