'Australia is a forty-five minute, satirical, documentary play about some aspects of Australia's history, centred mainly on the country's origins and social composition, making use of many traditional songs.' Popular Theatre Troupe Report, 1979, p.3.
'Based on Manning Clarke's Short History, 'Australia' was basically a satirical overview, looking at Australian history from a class perspective.' Errol O'Neill, 'A Chronology of The Popular Theatre Troupe 1974-1983', Challenging The Centre : two decades of political theatre, ed. Steve Capelin (1995): 75.