Will I? Won’t I? I’d better make up my mind- it’s on Monday 4th August.
The latest foray into Australian Indigenous history by national award-winning Aboriginal writer Bruce Pascoe is set to re-ignite the long running debate about the true nature of Aboriginal civilisation at the time of European colonisation. Dark Emu – Black Seeds: agriculture or accident? is a significant new contribution to the academic and social discourse about the true history of pre-European Australia and its Indigenous inhabitants.
Bruce is an acclaimed writer, having won the Prime Ministers Literary Award for YA Fiction, 2013, for Fox a Dox.is a Bunurong man. He is a member of the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative of southern Victoria and has been the director of the Australian Studies Project for the Commonwealth Schools Commission. Bruce has had a varied career as a teacher, farmer, fisherman, barman, fencing contractor, lecturer, Aboriginal language researcher, archaeological site worker and editor.His books include the short story collections Night Animals (1986) and Nightjar (2000); the novels Fox (1988), Ruby Eyed Coucal (1996), Ribcage (1999), Shark (1999), Earth (2001), and Ocean (2002); historical works Cape Otway: Coast of secrets (1997) and Convincing Ground (2007); children’s book Foxies in a Firehouse (2006); and the young adult fiction Fox a Dox (2012).
Local historian Mick Woiwod, author of engaging, very well researched books including Last Cry, The Christmas Hills Story, Diary of Andrew Ross and Once Around the Sugarloaf will introduce the evening.
Date: August 4th
Time: 6.30pm until 8.00pm
Venue: ELTHAMbookshop, 970 Main Road, Eltham
Cost: $40.00 includes a signed copy of the book or a $35.00 gift voucher and bush food flavoured refreshments
Prepaid bookings are essential:9439 8700