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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Octoroon
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'In 1845 Christina Smith was a Scottish missionary settled in an isolated port in south-eastern South Australia, dose to present day Mount Gambier, where she was the sole European woman. It was here she encountered the Boandig people, a once powerful and numerous tribe now on the brink of extermination ...

'Was it a settlement or an invasion? Was she a protector or perpetrator? Is it Black or White?

'Octoroon, a term used by colonialists to describe a person with one eighth Aboriginal ancestry, explores themes of belonging, alienation and identity through the kaleidoscope that is our often divisive history.'

Source: La Mama Theatre program.

Production Details

  • Produced at La Mama Theatre, 1-3 November 2017.

    Directors: Maggie McCormack and Anna Ellis.

    Cast: Maggie McCormack and Anna Ellis.

    Lighting Designer: Simon Fisher and Annabel Warmington.

    Sound Designer: Pippa Deanne Bainbridge.

    Additional Vocal: Greg Fryer.

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