Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'The performance work Yandy is adapted from the 1999 book Kangkushot: The Life of Nyamal Lawman Peter Coppin, a biography of an elder of the Yandeyarra community. The biography and play were written by journalist and speech-writer, Jolly Read, in collaboration with Coppin. Whereas Kangkushot begins with Coppin's birth at Yarrie Station by the De Grey River in 1920 and follows events of his life until around 1997, Yandy focuses on the story of a key group of people involved in organising the first Indigenous workers' strike in Australia. The industrial action began in the Pilbara on May Day, 1946, 'when 800 workers walked off 27 stations.'' (p.53)


  • Epigraph: This became a big story for them out there. The kids are really proud, everyone knows now, everyone. There is even a Yandy park with a statue. Jolly Read

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  • Appears in:
    y Australasian Drama Studies no. 56 April 2010 Z1689524 2010 periodical issue 2010 pg. 53-70
    Note: Includes photographs.
Last amended 7 May 2010