Dark Emu

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.

Dark Emu ‘hoax’: takedown reveals the emperor has no clothes, Victoria Grieve-Williams, The Australian, 2 July 2021

Tribal loyalty: the ABC stands by Bruce Pascoe, Peter O’Brien, Quadrant, 2 July 2021

Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu series for ABC TV likely to still go ahead, Carl Quinn, SMH, 1 July 2021

Bruce Pascoe’s Top Ten Howlers, Mark Powell, Quadrant, 29 June 2021

Exit left for Dark Emu, or worth continued analysis? 26 June 2021

The Silence of the Shams, Peter O’Brien, Quadrant, 23 June 2021

Bruce Pascoe, Racist Hoaxer – Quadrant Online, Patrick M’Cauley, 19 June 2021

Scholarly light cast on Dark Emu claims (theaustralian.com.au), Henry Ergas, 18 June 2021

Minting Indulgences for a Useful Scoundrel – Quadrant Online, Peter O’Brien, 17 June 2021

It’s Hard Not to Say ‘We Told You So’ – Quadrant Online, Peter O’Brien, 13 June 2021

‘Difference of opinion is not a bad thing’: Pascoe responds to Dark Emu criticism (msn.com), The Age, 13 June 2021

Has Dark Emu been debunked? Peter Sutton and Keryn Walshe take aim in new book (theage.com.au), The Age, 12 June 2021

‘Dark Emu’, the Fix Is In – Quadrant Online, Peter O’Brien, 4 June 2021

Bruce Pascoe’s Piffle, as Uttered – Quadrant Online, Tony Thomas, 21 May 2021

The Pascoe Stain on the Academy of Science – Quadrant Online, Tony Thomas, 21 May 2021

Bruce Pascoe Just Can’t Stop Himself – Quadrant Online, Peter O’Brien 20 May 2021

Not This Little Black Duck – Quadrant OnlineNot This Little Black Duck – Quadrant Online, Peter O’Brien, 29 March 2021

Bruce Pascoe, At It Again – Quadrant Online, Peter O’Brien, 18 February 2021

Bruce Pascoe Casts the First Stone – Quadrant Online, Peter McCauley, 7 February 2021

Bruce Pascoe, Dumped Upon from a Great Height – Quadrant Online, Peter O’Brien, 9 January 2021

Bruce Pascoe’s Recipe for Making a Nice Crust, Peter O’Brien, Quadrant, 16 December 2020

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

ABC’S ‘excellent reporting: 20 untruths in defence of Bruce Pascoe, Andrew Bolt

Racism Alert: White leftists tell Aborigines a white man is one of them, Andrew Bolt

Bruce Pascoe and the benefit of being Aboriginal, Andrew Bolt

Special Investigation of Bruce Pascoe and Dark Emu

ABC’s Indigenous documentary ‘contains brand-new history’: Bolt