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              Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

              Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture (Trade Paperback / Paperback, None ed.)

              By Pascoe, Bruce

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              `Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticated hum...an occupation.' Judges for 2016 NSW Premier's Literary AwardsDark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing - behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen and Gammage in their latest books support this premise but Pascoe takes this further and challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence is Dark Emu comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources. Bruce's comments on his book compared to Gammage's: My book is about food production, housing construction and clothing whereas Gammage was interested in the appearance of the country at contact. [Gammage] doesn't contest hunter gatherer labels either, whereas that is at the centre of my argument.
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              ISBN 9781921248016
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2018
              Publisher Magabala Books
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              Young Dark Emu: A Truer History

              Young Dark Emu: A Truer History (Hardback)

              By Pascoe, Bruce

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              Bruce Pascoe has collected a swathe of literary awards for Dark Emu and now he has brought together the research and compelling first person accounts in a book for younger readers. Using the accounts of early European explorers, colonists and farmers, Bruce Pascoe compellingly ar...gues for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer label for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. He allows the reader to see Australia as it was before Europeans arrived - a land of cultivated farming areas, productive fisheries, permanent homes, and an understanding of the environment and its natural resources that supported thriving villages across the continent. Young Dark Emu - A Truer History asks young readers to consider a different version of Australia's history pre-European colonisation.
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              ISBN 9781925360844
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2019
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              Cunning Crow

              Cunning Crow (Hardback)

              By Dreise, Gregg

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              Age range 5 to 12 Remember - beauty comes from within... Way back, before once-upon-a-time, there was the Dreamtime when all the birds were white. One of those white birds was a crow called Waan. One day a big storm came through and a magnificent rainbow appeared. When the birds ...passed through the rainbow, one by one, their feathers took on its beautiful colours. Waan flew through the rainbow too and his feathers became a beautiful red and orange. But Waan was jealous of the other birds. He wanted to be more beautifully coloured than anyone. So Waan hatched a cunning plan. But things did not go the way Waan wanted...
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              ISBN 9781925768862
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Magabala Books
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              My Father's Shadow

              My Father's Shadow (Paperback)

              By Jones, Jannali

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              Kaya is completing her Higher School Certificate when she is woken in the middle of the night by her mother. They are to pack immediately and go to their holiday home in the Blue Mountains. Her father is `not coming back'. He has been involved in a court case to give evidence aga...inst some dangerous criminals. Months later, they are still in hiding and the mysteries are multiplying. Kaya is not sure who to trust: her mother's new friend, the policeman or her new friend, Eric, from the local store. She is also recovering from memory loss caused by PTSD after a chilling encounter with the criminals. She is seeing a psychologist in an attempt to recall the evidence she might have to give in a forthcoming trial. Her best friend, Jenna, has gone overseas and Kaya is trying to make sense of what is really happening. Jannali Jones has crafted a thrilling story which stays on the edge right to the end.
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              ISBN 9781925936704
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2019
              Publisher Magabala Books
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              Cooee Mittigar: A Story on Darug Songlines

              Cooee Mittigar: A Story on Darug Songlines (Hardback)

              By Seymour, Jasmine; Illustrated by Mulgo Watson, Leanne

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              `Warami mittigar. Hello friend.We welcome you to Darug Country.' Cooee Mittigar takes you on a walk through Darug Country. The reader is greeted by Mulgo (the black swan) who welcomes the reader to Country. Mulgo describes the landscape, skyscape, and the totems that inhabit the ...Nura (Country). Family, seasons, songlines, culture and tradition are the themes of this stunning picture book that is bound to become a classic.
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              ISBN 9781925936865
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2019
              Publisher Magabala Books
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Yinti, Desert Cowboy

              Yinti, Desert Cowboy (Paperback)

              By Lowe, Pat; Pike, Jimmy

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              Age range 9 - 12 Gradually, Yinti and Wara grew accustomed to station life. They no longer ran and hid when they saw a motorcar coming along the road towards them. The third book in the Yinti series of three books. Desert Cowboy is the story of Yinti's return to the cattle statio...n and of his life as a stockman. Over these years Yinti experiences joy, excitement, loss and tragedy, but never loses his sense of fun and inclination to mischief. All of the stories are based on actual people and events as told to Pat Lowe by Jimmy Pike and other members of his family.
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              ISBN 9781925936933
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2019
              Publisher Magabala Books
              Interest Age 9-12 years
              Series Yinti
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              Yinti, Desert Child

              Yinti, Desert Child (Paperback)

              By Lowe, Pat; Pike, Jimmy

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              Age range 9 - 12 The first book in the Yinti series of three books. The stories are linked in a sequence that shows Yinti's development from a young bushie to a competent station worker and adult. Yinti is a traditional Walmajarri Aboriginal boy growing up Great Sandy Desert in t...he remote North West of Australia - one of the most marginal environments on earth. This is the story of Yinti's coming of age. He has no contact with white people until the last chapter of the book when he meets his first white man, first horse and first bullock. The stories are based on people and events as told to Pat Lowe by Jimmy Pike.
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              ISBN 9781925768831
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2019
              Publisher Magabala Books
              Interest Age 9-12 years
              Series Yinti
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              Yinti, Desert Dog

              Yinti, Desert Dog (Paperback)

              By Lowe, Pat; Pike, Jimmy

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              Age range 9 - 12 The second book in the Yinti series. Yinti and the hunting dingo, Spinifex, walk out of the desert together and Yinti sees a white man for the first time: `Look at that kartiya,' whispered Yinti, giggling. `You can see the blood through his skin!' When the dingo,... Spinifex, is taken from her mother, she expects to be killed. Instead she is adopted and becomes a prized hunting dog. She eventually accompanies her human family, including Yinti, on their journey through the Great Sandy Desert. When Yinti leaves the desert, Spinifex goes with him. Based on stories, told to Pat Lowe by Jimmy Pike, about a dog who lived with his family in the desert during the 1940s and early 1950s
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              ISBN 9781925936902
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2019
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              Going to the Footy

              Going to the Footy (Hardback)

              By Coombes, Debbie

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              Age range 3 to 6 In this quintessentially Australian title, Going to the Footy combines richly textured and striking illustrations of iconic Australian modes of transport, with some gentle humour. This strikingly beautiful book for Early Childhood will captivate young children an...d older readers alike. The highly original artwork of Debbie Coombes in a vibrant Tiwi style, will showcase many different ways to get `to the footy'. Whether you go to the footy in a tinny, a troopy or on a barge, this book is unforgettable.
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              ISBN 9781925936964
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2019
              Publisher Magabala Books
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              False Claims of Colonial Thieves

              False Claims of Colonial Thieves (Paperback)

              By Papertalk Green, Charmaine; Kinsella, John

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              `A gentle whisper from the pastVisits me in my dreamsOr is it the future that I see ... 'From well-known poets John Kinsella and Charmaine Papertalk-Green comes a tete a tete that is powerful, thought provoking and challenges what we think we know about our country, colonisation ...and how we understand our land. Striking conversations surrounding childhood, life, love, mining, death, respect and diversity; imbued by silken Yamatji sensibility and sublimely responded to by the son of a foreman from South Champion Mine. This extraordinary publication weaves two differing points of view together as Papertalk-Green and Kinsella's words traverse this land and reflect back to us all, our many identities and quiet voices.
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              ISBN 9781925360813
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2018
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