The 2005 Rex Cramphorn Memorial Lecture was delivered at the Pacific Theatre, NIDA, 7 November 2005. Aubrey mellor OAM, Director of NIDA, introduced the lecture: an extract of his introduction is followed by the full text of Lyndon Terracini's address.
'This article examines and demonstrates how minor aspects in Winton's book regarding a vision of Australia itself and Aboriginal issues were re interpreted and vastly magnified by the play's writers and director in lieu of the period novel's predominant focus on a family saga evoking a specific time and place.' Source: Jack Teiwes, 'Nostalgia, Reconciliation of New National Myth?' Australasian Drama Studies 48 April 2006: (229)