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Black Duck by Bruce Pascoe Paperback book

Black Duck

By Bruce Pascoe

  • ISBN: 9781760763114
  • Published: 2024-03-26
  • Binding: Paperback

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Book Description:

A personal reflection on life, Country and the consequences of Dark Emu through six seasons on Bruce Pascoe's farm.

'Sometimes you need to repeat something a hundred times before a bell rings in the colony.'

From the bestselling author Bruce Pascoe comes a deeply personal story about the consequences and responsibility of disrupting Australia's history.


When Dark Emu was adopted by Australia like a new anthem, Bruce found himself at the centre of a national debate that often focussed on the wrong part of the story. But through all the noise came Black Duck Foods, a blueprint for traditional food growing and land management processes based on very old practices.

Bruce Pascoe and Lyn Harwood invite us to imagine a different future for Australia, one where we can honour our relationship with nature and improve agriculture and forestry. Where we can develop a uniquely Australian cuisine that will reduce carbon emissions, preserve scarce water resources and rebuild our soil. Bruce and Lyn show us that you don't just work Country, you look, listen and care. It's not Black Duck magic, it's the result of simply treating Australia like herself.

From the aftermath of devastating bushfires and the impact of an elder's death to rebuilding a marriage and counting the personal cost of starting a movement, Black Duck is a remarkable glimpse into a year of finding strength in Country at Yumburra.

About the Authors

Bruce Pascoe is a Bunurong, Yuin and Tasmanian Aboriginal writer of literary fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays and children's literature. He is the enterprise professor in Indigenous Agriculture at the University of Melbourne. He is best known for his work Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture (Magabala Books 2014).

Lyn Harwood has been reading stories for over sixty years. For many of those years she co-edited Australian Short Stories with Bruce Pascoe. Now she paints, takes photographs and wanders through the bush searching for orchids.

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Black Duck

Black Duck

By Bruce Pascoe Paperback
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