It had to happen. For some time, the left and AOAA activists have been generating an alternative history of Australia and its Aboriginal inhabitants prior to European settlement. In contrast to previous accounts which assigned different degrees of primitiveness compared with European culture, the new story worked at glorifying Aboriginals and Aboriginal culture. White culture increasingly came off second best in the comparison. The essential marks, however, as recorded by the white colonials was not altered greatly. That has changed.
‘Aboriginal historian’ Bruce Pascoe has written a history that is being called a concoction, a pitiful fantasy. As expected, the ABC and AOAA activists have taken it and are running hard. This page provides links to commentaries on DARK EMU.
Bruce Pascoe’s Even More Unreliable ‘History’, Peter O’Brien, Quadrant
From ‘Angry Penguins’ to an Unquestioned ‘Emu’, Tony Thomas, Quadrant
How to impress fools and make a fortune, Peter O’Brien, Quadrant
Another Load of ‘Emu’ Droppings, Tony Thomas, Quadrant
Bruce Pascoe’s Tribe Dines on Young Brains, Tony Thomas, Quadrant
No Place for Nomads, Michael Connor, Quadrant
Bitter Harvest: The illusion of Aboriginal agriculture in Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu, book by Peter O’Brien, Quadrant
A Challenge to Bruce Pascoe: Let’s Have a Debate, Peter O’Brien, Quadrant
The Bogus Aboriginal World of Bruce Pascoe, Peter O’Brien, Quadrant
Bruce Pascoe and the benefit of being Aboriginal, Andrew Bolt