Bruce Pascoe presentation on Aboriginal Agriculture

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Bruce Pascoe begins by honouring this area’s traditional owners, the Wurundjeri and Bunurong people, “who fished the harbours and rivers and grew their foods on the gentle hillsides of Melbourne.”
He talks about the agricultural activities of Australia’s Aborigines, contesting the idea that indigenous Australians lived purely through hunting and gathering. “We found a 34,000-year-old grinding stone used for grinding flour. They were the world’s first bakers…”
This talk took place at WAW Gathering, a weekend-long anti-festival that included talks, performances, cooking, eating and sharing ideas. The WAW Gathering was on October 4 and 5, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.
Bruce’s book Dark Emu: darkemu.wordpress.com
wawgathering.com.au

5 Comments
  1. rjw421 says

    I encourage everyone to read Dark Emu – one of the best pieces of FICTION ever.

  2. Arona Gibbons says

    Wow, I can’t wait to read your book. This was so interesting and I want to learn so much more.

  3. Jayden Townsend says

    This is something i never knew until I went to uni and studied aboriginal studies. This changed my life. Bruce pascoe changed my life. Why did I have to choose the one subject hardly anybody at university chooses to understand the true story of this country? I can see 20 years from now children in schools will be taught this. Just like 20 years ago the stolen generation was a secret.

  4. Joe Smith says

    Only $35.00 ? A bargain at any price.

  5. Tracey Onus says

    Amazing man l applaude your work Bruce

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