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Dark Emu: Black Seeds Ag, Fog a Dox, Convincing Ground: Learning, Ruby‑Eyed Coucal, Night Animals

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Bruce Pascoe (born 1947 Richmond, Victoria) is an Australian Indigenous writer, from the Bunurong clan, of the Kulin nation. He has worked as a teacher, farmer, a fisherman and an Aboriginal language researcher.


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He is Director of Commonwealth Australian Studies project. He is working on preserving the Wathaurong language.

His books include Fog a Dox, a book for young adults that won the Prime Minister's Literary Awards in 2013, Convincing Ground about the Convincing Ground massacre, and Dark Emu, a book that challenges the claim that pre-colonial Australian Aboriginal peoples were hunter-gatherers. His research of early settler accounts found accounts of grain cultivation, flour, wells, and dams.

He edited Australian Short Stories, from 1982 to 1998.


  • Night Animals, Penguin Books, 1986, ISBN 9780140087420
  • Fox, McPhee Gribble/Penguin books, 1988, ISBN 9780140114089
  • Shark, Magabala Books, 1999, ISBN 9781875641482
  • Nightjar, Seaglass Books, 2000, ISBN 9780947087357
  • Ocean, Bruce Sims Books, 2002, ISBN 9780957780064
  • Bloke. Penguin Books Limited. 3 August 2009. ISBN 978-0-85796-558-5. 
  • Convincing Ground: Learning to Fall in Love with Your Country. Aboriginal Studies Press. 2007. ISBN 978-0-85575-549-2. 
  • Fog a Dox, Magabala Books, 2014, ISBN 9781922142597
  • Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture Or Accident?, Magabala Books, 2014, ISBN 9781922142436
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