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Reviewed in Australia on 10 January 2019
Ignoring the supposed oral history of 65,000 years and omitting any commentary from the 2% of Australians who call themselves Aboriginal the author selectively draws from accounts by early white settlers (whom he treats with derision and scorn).
There's simply no physical evidence that the utopia Mr Pascoe imagines existed. Colonists didn't find Aboriginal people living in houses and growing crops. You'll find nothing of what he describes in any museum, even people living on traditional lands don't have a clue what he's talking about.
Received well by politicians but rightly ignored by the scientific community this is speculative fiction and should not be taught as fact.
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