Bruce Pascoe

writer and anthologist from the Bunurong clan

Bruce Pascoe is an award-winning Australian writer, editor and anthologist from the Bunurong clan, of the Kulin nation. He is the author of the popular and influential book Dark Emu, which uses evidence from early settlers' accounts of grain cultivation, flour, wells, and dams to challenge the idea that pre-colonial Australian Aboriginal people were hunter-gatherers. He has worked as a teacher, farmer, a fisherman, Aboriginal language researcher and is director of the Commonwealth Australian Studies project. He is working on preserving Aboriginal languages.