CORANDERRK: WE WILL SHOW THE COUNTRY
In 1881, the people of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Station took on the Board for the Protection of Aborigines in a fight for justice, dignity and self-determination. Today, we bring their voices back to life through a verbatim reading and live performance of their testimonies before the Coranderrk Parliamentary Inquiry. Coranderrk: We Will Show The Country pays tribute to the resilience and adaptability of a people who rose to the challenge despite all odds, and celebrates the spirit of friendship and genuine collaboration between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in pursuit of justice.
By Giordano Nanni and Andrea James
Directed by Giordano Nanni
Based on the original 2010 verbatim production directed by Rachael Maza
Performed by Uncle Jack Charles, Jim Daly, Richard Bligh, Glenn Shae, David Patterson, Greg Fryer, Pauline Whyman, Peter Finlay and Liz Jones
Design by Bronwyn Pringle
Stage management by Sarah McKenzie
Image by Steven Rhall
Presented as part of the Minutes of Evidence project www.minutesofevidence.com.au
Some performances will be followed by a Q & A. For details, contact La Mama.