Bruce Pascoe

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Bruce Pascoe is a writer and farmer. He has published 36 books including Dark Emu which won the NSW Premier's Award for Literature in 2016 and Young Dark Emu which won both the Booksellers Association Prize and the CBCA Non-fiction award in 2020.

 

He has published numerous essays and journalism articles both in Australia and overseas. He is also a farmer and grows Australian Aboriginal grains and tubers. 

 

Mr Pascoe is a recognised researcher and speaker on Indigenous agriculture, food production and land management; a former Adjunct Professor of Indigenous Knowledge in the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research at the University of Technology Sydney; a board member of First Languages Australia; board member of the Twofold Aboriginal Corporation, Eden and Black Duck Foods - an Indigenous social enterprise committed to traditional food growing processes that care for Country and return economic benefits directly to Indigenous people; and he received the 2019 UTS Vice-Chancellor’s Social Justice and Human Rights Award.

 

He was appointed Enterprise Professor in Indigenous Agriculture at the University of Melbourne in September 2020, in a role "within the School of Agriculture and Food,... designed to build knowledge and understanding of Indigenous agriculture within the Faculty and to grow engagement and research activities in this area". Mr Pascoe believes there is a great opportunity to understand more about Indigenous agricultural and food traditions by creating dialogue between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.