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

Hosted by the Faculty of Arts-Education at the Institute of Koorie Education, Deakin University



July 26


Tue 6.30pm


Harold Mitchell Performance Space at the Institute of Koorie Education Deakin University Waurn Ponds.

Phone Booking/

03 9347 6142

Running Time/

Approximately 90 minutes