In this video digibook, we learn about the history of Aboriginal agriculture and technology and celebrate the ingenuity of the First Australians as taken from Dark Emu written by Bruce Pascoe.
In 2014, Bruce Pascoe wrote a book called Dark Emu that challenged the belief that the First Australians were hunter-gatherers. In researching his book, Bruce examined the journals of the early explorers and found evidence of a complex civilisation that was using sophisticated technologies to live, farm and manage the land.
Researchers continue to discover new evidence of the earliest human occupation of Australia. A recent scientific study in south-west Victoria suggests Aboriginal Australians may have been living on the continent for 120,000 years.
This video digibook takes viewers on a walk with Bruce around his farm as he reflects on Aboriginal people's relationship with plants, animals and technologies.