This book allows you to reimagine pre-European Australia. Dark Emu is a factual explanation of pre-European Aboriginal agricultural practices.It puts to rest the simplification of the hunter-gatherer nomadic life of Aboriginal people and provides evidence of a complex land management system that sustained life for 40 000 years. The ignorance and arrogance of those who claimed ownership of this land saw this flourishing country diminish within a few short years. The legacy of this is still felt throughout the continent.Bruce Pascoe is an academic. There is no judgement in this book, just well researched new evidence that shines a light on the intricate relationship Aboriginal people have with their land and the vast knowledge they possess.