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Geoffrey Narkle Geoffrey Narkle i(A56079 works by)
Born: Established: Apr 1951 Narrogin, Narrogin - Pingelly area, Far Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia, ; Died: Ceased: 2005
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Noongar / Nyoongar / Nyoongah / Nyungar / Nyungah/Noonygar
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Geoffrey Narkle was an acclaimed visual artist and playwright and had a long association with the Yirra Yaakin Noongar Theatre Company.

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King Hit 1997 single work drama
— Appears in: Contemporary Indigenous Plays 2007; (p. [83]-116)

'An acclaimed play that strikes at the very heart of the Stolen Generations, exploring the impact on an individual and a culture when relationships are brutally broken.' 'Based on the life story of Geoffrey Narkle, King Hit mirrors the lives of many Aboriginal people of his generation. Forcibly removed from his family, Geoffrey was raised on Wandering Mission before leaving to join Stewart's Boxing Troupe, where he travelled the South West as a tent boxer.'

'Ultimately it would be Geoffrey's fighting spirit that gave him the strength to turn away from a downward spiral of despair and find peace within and reconcile broken family bonds.' (Source: Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company website; Publisher's blurb,19/07/2009).

2015 winner Performing Arts WA Awards
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