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Alternative title: Yarnin' up, Binni's Backyard, Goin' to the Island
Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Only Gammon: Three Plays From Kooemba Jdarra
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The three texts collected in this volume are strong examples of this Indigenous theatre company's work with their exploration of self-determination, reconciliation, the land.

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Contents

* Contents derived from the Fortitude Valley, Fortitude Valley - New Farm area, Brisbane - North East, Brisbane, Queensland,:Playlab , 2002 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Yarnin' Up, Anthony Newcastle , Mike Dickinson , 2002 single work drama humour
This play tells the story of Ken, a white Christian do-gooder who, after a stint on an outback Aboriginal community, wants to do his bit by sharing his Brisbane house with what he perceives as "disadvantaged" Murris.
(p. 18-100)
Binni's Backyard, Therese Collie , Nadine McDonald , 2003 single work drama children's

'Binni's Backyard is a contemporary urban story that celebrates our changing connection to the land, the trees and the animals. The production uses a combination of music, acrobatics, clowning dance, design, puppetry and percussion's and draws on both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian traditions.' (Kooemba Jdarra website sighted 05/07/2003 )

(p. 101-124)
Goin' to the Island, Therese Collie , 1999 single work drama

'Thomas Jenkis was born on the Island. In and out of jail for petty crime, he eventually finds himself on the streets of the mainland. Seven years later, he returns to the Island to celebrate his 21st birthday, reacquainting himself with the people from his past. Goin’ to the Island is a contemporary tale that mixes modern life with traditional stories, new songs and old.' (Source: Playlab website)

(p. 125-199)
The Beautiful Place That Is Minjerribah, Therese Collie , 2000 single work prose (p. 126-129)
Note: 'This essay first appeared in Ignite 4...and has been revised by the author...' (p.129)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fortitude Valley, Fortitude Valley - New Farm area, Brisbane - North East, Brisbane, Queensland,: Playlab , 2002 .
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      Extent: 199p.p.
      Description: illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Foreword by Jackie Huggins, Introduction by Wesley Enoch.
      ISBN: 0908156677
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Australian Play Bundle # 1 Playlab , 6365610 2013 selected work drama Fortitude Valley : Playlab , 2013

Works about this Work

BlackWords : Indigenous Stories Told Collectively Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 5)

In this essay Heiss discusses and explains the important role of anthologies in the creation of communities of writers and in acknowledging, consolidating and launching writing careers.

BlackWords : Indigenous Stories Told Collectively Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 5)

In this essay Heiss discusses and explains the important role of anthologies in the creation of communities of writers and in acknowledging, consolidating and launching writing careers.

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