'Three generations of Koori women live on the edge of a country town in a shack on the banks of a flood prone river. For Nan, even life on “The Flats” represents progress of a kind, but Gladys has ambitions for a real house in town and a proper job for daughter Dolly. Set against the Queen’s visit in 1954 with music that evokes the period, this tender, funny play celebrates the fierce optimism of the women as they struggle for community acceptance in Menzies’ era Australia. ' (Source: AusStage website)
First produced at Bunjilaka, the Aboriginal Centre at Melbourne Museum, 18 February 2005.
Performed on 29-30 June 2011 at Whitehorse Centre, Nunawading, Victoria.
Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company (in association with Moogahlin Performing Arts), 10 August to 1 September 2019.
Director: Liza-Mare Syron.
Lighting Designer: Karen Norris.
Cast including Frederick Copperwaite.