y Coranderrk single work   drama   Indigenous story   - 1 hr
Adaptation of Coranderrk : We Will Show the Country Giordano Nanni Andrea James 2013 single work prose non-fiction
Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Coranderrk is about what might have been. In the neglected storehouse of Australian history, this is one of the definitive stories. At a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881, the men and women of the 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.'

'Coranderrk recreates the Inquiry. This is both great theatre and great history. It revives the voices of all those, black and white, who fought for a better compact between the country’s oldest and newest inhabitants – three dozen of them from 132 years ago, speaking for themselves, directly to us, as though the question at hand remains unanswered today.' (Source: Belvoir website)

Notes

  • Performed at the Belvoir, Surry Hills from December 7 2013 to January 2014.

    Performed at Coranderrk 21 February 2016

Production Details

  • Performed at the Belvoir, Surry Hills from December 7 2013 to January 2014.

    Cast: Kate Beckett, Jack Charles, Mathew Cooper, Kelton Pell, Melodie Reynolds-Diarra, and Bjorn Stewart.

    Director: Isaac Drandic.

    Set & Costume Designers: Ruby Langton-Batty & Ralph Myers.

    Lighting Designer: Damien Cooper.

    Composer & Sound Designer: Ben Grant.

    Audio Visual Designer: Peter Worland.

    Stage Manager: Chantelle Foster.

    Assistant Stage Manager: Grace Nye-Butler.

    A co-production by Ilbijerri theatre Company & Belvoir

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      Surry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: 2013 .
      Note/s:
      • A co-producton with Ilbijerri Theatre Company Indigenous theatre at Belvoir supported by The Balnaves Foundation.

Works about this Work

Treading the Boards John Bailey , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 January 2016; (p. 18)

— Review of Coranderrk 2013 single work drama
The Story of Australia's First Aboriginal Political Movement Returns to Coranderrk Cheryl Hall , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , 14 January 2016;

'For actor Jack Charles, playing 19th century Indigenous leader William Barak, is literally in his blood...'

Canberra Theatre Centre 2017 Season: Musicals, Merchants, Mechanicals and More Ron Cerabona , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 17 October 2016;

'The 14 shows of the Canberra Theatre Centre 2017 Collected Works season, which was announced on Monday, October 17, will be bookended by two musicals. ...'

Play Revives Protect Voices 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 16 July no. 580 2014; (p. 4)
Spotlight on Coranderrk 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 4 December no. 565 2013; (p. 47)
Treading the Boards John Bailey , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 January 2016; (p. 18)

— Review of Coranderrk 2013 single work drama
Spotlight on Coranderrk 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 4 December no. 565 2013; (p. 47)
Play Revives Protect Voices 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 16 July no. 580 2014; (p. 4)
The Story of Australia's First Aboriginal Political Movement Returns to Coranderrk Cheryl Hall , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , 14 January 2016;

'For actor Jack Charles, playing 19th century Indigenous leader William Barak, is literally in his blood...'

Canberra Theatre Centre 2017 Season: Musicals, Merchants, Mechanicals and More Ron Cerabona , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 17 October 2016;

'The 14 shows of the Canberra Theatre Centre 2017 Collected Works season, which was announced on Monday, October 17, will be bookended by two musicals. ...'

Last amended 19 Oct 2016 10:24:51
Subjects:
  • Coranderrk Mission, Healesville area, Yea - Eildon - Warburton area, Melbourne Outer North, Melbourne, Victoria,
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