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September 11, 2017

Historical insight: Bruce Pascoe will be discussing and signing copies of his book Dark Emu at Rumbalara Football Netball Club.

Aboriginal Author Bruce Pascoe will be discussing and signing copies of his book Dark Emu at 2pm at Rumbalara Football Netball Club in Shepparton on Wednesday.

The book insists evidence shows Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing — behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag.

Mr Pascoe is a Bunurong man born in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond and is a member of the Wathaurong Aboriginal co-operative of southern Victoria.

He has had a varied career as a teacher, farmer, fisherman, barman, fencing contractor, lecturer, Aboriginal language researcher, archaeological site worker and editor.

The event is being hosted by the Kaiela Institute and entry is free with an afternoon tea provided.

The books are on sale for $28.

Register for the event at www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bruce-pascoe-book-signing-dark-emu-tickets-37689624682?aff=es2

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