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Bruce Pascoe’s latest book, Dark Emu. Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident? (Magabala, 2014) was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards in 2014. In an authoritative discussion of the history of Aboriginal land use, Pascoe uses archaeological and authoritative discussion of the history of Aboriginal land use, Pascoe uses archaeological and doing so, he sheds light on colonial mythology, the history of dispossession, and the devastating impact of unsuitable farming practices on country.

‘Peek-a Boo Australia’ prefaces our collection in a spirited invitation to re-imagine our collective social, intellectual and creative responsibilities. ' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon JASAL Country vol. 14 no. 3 2014 7916868 2014 periodical issue

    The BlackWords Symposium, held in October 2012, celebrated the fifth anniversary of the establishment of BlackWords, the AustLit-supported project recording information about, and research into, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and storytellers. The symposium showcased the exciting state of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creative writing and storytelling across all forms, contemporary scholarship on Indigenous writing, alongside programs such as the State Library of Queensland’s black&write! project, which supports writers’ fellowships, editing mentorships, and a trainee editor program for professional development for Indigenous editors. But really, the event was a celebration of the sort of thinking, the sort of resistance, and the re-writing of history that is evident in the epigraph to this introduction. ' (Source: Kilner, Kerry and Minter, Peter, JASAL Vol 14. No. 3, 2014: 1)

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