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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 40 Years Ago, 40 Years Since : The Tent Embassy
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  • Author's note: This work explores how historical events can inspire creative non-fiction text. It contains documented evidence of real people and events from the last forty years. The use of interchangeable voices offer authoritative overtones in regards to the references to policy, the police and government, while other forms of voice offer lightness in relation to the social elements of people within place, highlighting how both first person and collective voices can be used interchangeably within a repetitive verse.
  • This work was created for both text and performance and was performed live at the opening of the Capricornia Arts Mob’s NAIDOC Exhibition on 2 July 2012 (CQUniversity 2012), which was attended by over 150 people. The author also recorded this work in a theatrically-staged performance as if she was sitting at the Tent Embassy in 1972. The recording was installed in the Walter Reid Gallery, Rockhampton, Queensland (2-10 July 2012)

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  • Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,
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