Rainbow's End single work   drama   - Two acts
Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Three generations of Koori women live on the edge of a country town in a shack on the banks of a flood prone river. For Nan, even life on “The Flats” represents progress of a kind, but Gladys has ambitions for a real house in town and a proper job for daughter Dolly. Set against the Queen’s visit in 1954 with music that evokes the period, this tender, funny play celebrates the fierce optimism of the women as they struggle for community acceptance in Menzies’ era Australia. ' (Source: AusStage website)

Production Details

  • First produced at Bunjilaka, the Aboriginal Centre at Melbourne Museum, 18 February 2005.
  • Performed on 29-30 June 2011 at Whitehorse Centre, Nunawading, Victoria.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2005
  • Appears in:
    y Contemporary Indigenous Plays Windmill Baby, Rainbow's End, King Hit, Bitin' Back, Black Medea Larissa Behrendt (editor), Vivienne Cleven (editor), Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2007 Z1366759 2007 anthology drama (taught in 12 units)

    'Five plays from around the country which illustrate that the rich tradition of indigenous storytelling is flourishing in contemporary Australian theatre.' (Source: Australianplays.org)

    Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2007
    pg. [117]-200

Works about this Work

y HSC English : Rainbow`s End Anthony Bosco , Emily Bosco , South Yarra : Macmillan Education Australia , 2015 9105340 2015 single work criticism
y Jane Harrison's Rainbow's End : Study Notes for Area of Study Bruce Pattinson , Seven Hills : Five Senses Education , 2014 8029130 2014 single work criticism
Christine Anu Stars in Rainbow's End at the Centre 2011 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 21 July vol. 10 no. 230 2011; (p. 81)
'Feel Good' Play Coming to Port's Glasshouse 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 29 June no. 504 2011; (p. 56)
True Life on The Flats During a Glamorous Royal Visit Tamara Gasser , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury , 26 August 2011; (p. 9)
Story Shines Light on Aboriginal Women Matt Brockman , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury , 30 August 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Rainbow's End Jane Harrison 2005 single work drama
A Is for Aboriginal Ambition Jason Blake , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 September 2009; (p. 11)

— Review of Rainbow's End Jane Harrison 2005 single work drama
2009 an HSC Odyssey Hannah Edwards , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 22 July 2007; (p. 9)
The column discusses the new draft list of works to be taught in New South Wales schools from 2009. Only the new Australian works to be added have been listed here.
A Is for Aboriginal Ambition Jason Blake , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 September 2009; (p. 11)

— Review of Rainbow's End Jane Harrison 2005 single work drama
Story Shines Light on Aboriginal Women Matt Brockman , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury , 30 August 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Rainbow's End Jane Harrison 2005 single work drama
2009 an HSC Odyssey Hannah Edwards , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 22 July 2007; (p. 9)
The column discusses the new draft list of works to be taught in New South Wales schools from 2009. Only the new Australian works to be added have been listed here.
Christine Anu Stars in Rainbow's End at the Centre 2011 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 21 July vol. 10 no. 230 2011; (p. 81)
'Feel Good' Play Coming to Port's Glasshouse 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 29 June no. 504 2011; (p. 56)
True Life on The Flats During a Glamorous Royal Visit Tamara Gasser , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury , 26 August 2011; (p. 9)
y Jane Harrison's Rainbow's End : Study Notes for Area of Study Bruce Pattinson , Seven Hills : Five Senses Education , 2014 8029130 2014 single work criticism
y HSC English : Rainbow`s End Anthony Bosco , Emily Bosco , South Yarra : Macmillan Education Australia , 2015 9105340 2015 single work criticism

Awards

2012 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Regional Touring Production Nominated for the Riverside Productions touring production.
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