'Opening with the distinctive calls of Laughing Kookaburras, the scene is set for a new, Australian take on the age-old story of the Nativity. Through a series of questions posed, the poet depicts Mary and Joseph travelling through the Australian outback. "Would there have been no room in the pub?" "Would they have been turned away while drovers and stockmen jostled the bar toasting the end of the day?" Would the Wise Men have brought gifts of "perfume and oil from the eucalypt tree" or "gold from a river's bed?".'
Source: Matthew Orlovich, composer, in information provided to AustLit.