'In Kenneth Mackay s 1895 admonitory tale, Britain s attention and military forces are diverted by a Russian attack on India, and Australia is left defenseless. The Russians lead the invasion force, but for readers of the Victorian Age, the real horror is the use of Chinese troops. This sweeping speculative story foreshadows the rapid growth of nationalism in the 20th Century. It also takes remarkable risks with its subject matter and its audience, challenging both literary and moral conventions.'
Source: Publisher's blurb, Wesleyan University Press 2003 edition.
'At last Kenneth Mackay’s 400-page Australian classic of 19th century literature comes to vivid life in 70 action-packed minutes. An epic saga of Love, Heroism and Sacrifice, The Yellow Wave is a prescient tale of War, Passion and Boat Arrivals featuring a huge cast of characters, exciting set pieces, a vast array of questionable accents and just two actors, The Yellow Wave is an invasion like no other.'
Source: Theatre company's website (http://15minutesfromanywhere.com/the-yellow-wave/). (Sighted: 16/11/2015).