‘Dark Emu’ Should be Compulsory Reading for All White Australians

As a white Australian, I was shocked by what I read in Bruce Pascoe’s new book, ‘Dark Emu’.  It paints a picture of Aboriginal civilisation in this country that is so at odds with everything I was taught and thought I knew about Aboriginal civilisation here that, at first, I simply couldn’t believe it.  It reminded me of how young Germans and Japanese said that their history books did not reflect the truth of the Second World War and that they were completely ignorant until gaining access to outside information.  I couldn’t believe that they had no knowledge.  Perhaps now I can.Read More »