In 1881, the people of Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board. Their goal was both simple and revolutionary: to be allowed to continue the brilliant experiment in self-determination they had pioneered for themselves on the scrap of country left to them.
ILBIJERRI Theatre’s acclaimed production pays tribute to the resilience and adaptability of a people who rose to the challenge despite the odds, appropriating the power of the written word to make their own voices loud and clear. It is both great theatre and great history.
Friday 26 May, 1pm matinee (11am pre-show talk);
Friday 26 May, 8pm;
Saturday 27 May, 1pm matinee;
Saturday 27 May, 8pm
VENUE: FCAC Performance Space
$26 Concession and Schools
$10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
*Pre-show talk available to school students ONLY.
There will be a Q&A after each show.
Presented in association with Regional Arts Victoria and ILBIJERRI Theatre.
1- Image by Tyson Mowarin