Rethinking Indigenous Australia’s agricultural past – ABC’s Bush Telegraph investigates …
The ABC gives the idea significant air-time
It has long been thought that prior to white settlement, Indigenous Australians lived a nomadic, hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Now some scholars argue that the first Australians practised forms of agriculture and aquaculture, writes Cathy Pryor.
In a recent Bush Telegraph programme devoted entirely to the discussion of Aboriginal agriculture, Bruce Pascoe and Bill Gammage lay out the evidence they have gathered.
Bruce gets the last word: ‘You couldn’t do broad acre agricultural activities once the land had been taken from you.’ Makes sense, really.
Listen to the podcast or read the transcript here.
Spreading the word overseas
The independent on-line newspaper The Epoch Times also interviewed Bruce recently. You can read the story here