Uncle Bruce Pascoe
Bruce Pascoe is a Bunurong, Yuin and Tasmanian man born in Melbourne. He is a member of the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative of southern Victoria and has been the director of the Australian Studies Project for the Commonwealth Schools Commission. Pascoe has had a varied career as a teacher, farmer, fisherman, barman, fencing contractor, lecturer, Aboriginal language researcher, archaeological site worker and editor. His book Fog a Dox won the Young Adult category of the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. His most recent book is Dark Emu: Black Seeds: agriculture or accident, which won the NSW Premier’s Book of the Year Award in 2016. He is a Professor at Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education & Research (JIIER), University of Technology Sydney and a Core Member of the SIC – Strengthening Indigenous Communities, an initiative of the Australian Government.