Mi:Wi 3027

An original playreading based on a remarkable cross-cultural wartime story.

Mi:Wi 3027 brings to life the fascinating true story of friendship between the first Ngarrindjeri soldier to join the Australian Army during World War One, Roland Carter (service no. 3027) and German-Jewish ethnologist Leonhard Adam who was sent to question ethnic prisoners about their customs and culture in an internment camp. Their discussions on the history, language and daily life of Aboriginal people led the two men from very different cultures to form what would become a lifelong bond that survived the reversal of fates when Leonhard was sent to an Australian internment camp after fleeing his German homeland during the next world war.

The epic story of an unlikely friendship

– InDaily, 2018

It’s a rare thing in wartime, the blossoming of an unlikely friendship between two men…

– SBS News

Creative Producer – Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin

Playwright – Glenn Shea Wathaurong / Ngarrindjeri

Director/Dramaturg – Professor Julian Meyrick

Executive Producer – Samantha Yates

Researcher – (Leonhard Adam) Professor Robyn Sloggett from Melbourne University

Research Assistant to Glenn Shea – Andrea Baker

Researcher for Country Arts SA and Glenn Shea – Carol Yates


Roland Carter – Lasarus Ratuere

Leonhard Adam – Renato Musolino

Wolfe – Jo Stone




Dec 11- 12



Tue & Wed 6.30pm

Approx running time: 60 min


La Mama Courthouse

349 Drummond Street, Carlton


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