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Issue Details: First known date: 1979... 1979 Australia : A Short Play Concerning This Country's Origins, Its Social Composition and History
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Australia is a forty-five minute, satirical, documentary play about some aspects of Australia's history, centred mainly on the country's origins and social composition, making use of many traditional songs.' Popular Theatre Troupe Report, 1979, p.3. 'Based on Manning Clarke's Short History, 'Australia' was basically a satirical overview, looking at Australian history from a class perspective.' Errol O'Neill, 'A Chronology of The Popular Theatre Troupe 1974-1983', Challenging The Centre : two decades of political theatre, ed. Steve Capelin (1995): 75.

Production Details

  • First produced by the Popular Theatre Troupe at an Ipswich Boys boarding school on the 4th April 1979 in Brisbane, then toured to North Queensland.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1979
      1979 .
      Extent: 121p.
      Description: Typescript (photocopy)
      (Manuscript) assertion


      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Local Id: H1307
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