Archive | February 2015

Dark Emu “an important and well argued book”

The latest academic review of Dark Emu has described it as “an important and well argued book”.

The review by Dr Michael Davis, honorary research fellow at the University of Sydney, appears in the latest issue of  the ANU Press journal Aboriginal History.

Himself an author and scholar of Indigenous history and culture, Dr Davis  assesses Dark Emu in the context of other works on the subject of Aboriginal land and agricultural practices.

He concludes:

“This is an important book that advances a powerful argument for re-evaluating the sophistication of Aboriginal peoples’ economic and socio-political livelihoods, and calls for Australia to embrace the complexity, sophistication and innovative skills of Indigenous people into its concept of itself as a nation.”

Read the full review here.