Bruce Pascoe and Karen Dorante shared conversation - on 'Let’s Talk'

May 05, 2015, 07:15 AM

Author of the book ‘Dark Emu – Black Seeds : Agriculture or Accident?”

The book argues the idea that the first Australians were hunter gatherers has been invented to undermine Aboriginal people.

"My message to my own people," he says, "is the rest of the country's not going to change if we don't stick up for our culture; and our culture was one where we had an agricultural economy."

"If we stick up for our culture, it'll be useful not just for us but for the whole of Australia, because some of those crops that our people were growing are going to be useful in the future."

98.9fm, NIRS, Radio Brisbane