Bruce Pascoe

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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.


He is Director of Commonwealth Australian Studies project. He is working on preserving the Wathaurong language.[1]

His books include Fog a Dox, a book for young adults that won the Prime Minister's Literary Awards in 2013,[2] Convincing Ground about the Convincing Ground massacre,[3] and Dark Emu, a book that challenges the claim that pre-colonial Australian Aboriginal peoples were hunter-gatherers.[4] His research of early settler accounts found accounts of grain cultivation, flour, wells, and dams.[5][6]

He edited Australian Short Stories, from 1982 to 1998.[7]



External links[edit]

External video
Writer, editor and anthologist Bruce Pascoe, art.afterhours, Jul 14, 2009