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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Winyanboga Yurringa
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'Six women leave the city, and return to country for a night, to come to terms with their present, their past, and their connections to each other. Originally commissioned by Belvoir in 2010, and inspired by the iconic television mini-series Women of the Sun, Andrea James set out to answer the question 'Who is our current Woman of the Sun and what are her major concerns?' The result pays tribute to the Aboriginal women in our communities who are shining brighter than the sun, fighting against incredible odds to nurture and represent family, community and country.'

Source: National Play Festival 2013 (www.pwa.org.au).

Production Details

  • Winyanboga Yurringa was first developed with Alana Valentine as dramaturg, and Wesley Enoch and Wayne Blair as directors of the first draft stage.


    Presented at the National Play Festival, State Theatre Centre, Perth, Western Australia on 24 February 2013.

    Director: Leah Purcell.

    Dramaturg: Jane Bodie.

    Cast: Elaine Crombie, Kylie Farmer, Rae Johnston, Lynette Narkle, Miranda Tapsell, Irma Woods, and Ursula Yovich.


    Presented by Moogahlin Performing Arts and Carriageworks (supported by Carriageworks, Arts NSW, and Australia Council for the Arts), August 2016.

    Director: Andrea James.

    Producer: Alison Murphy-Oates.

    This production also presented at Geelong Performing Arts Centre.


    Presented by Belvoir Street Theatre, 4-26 May 2019, Upstairs Theatre.

    Director: Anthea Williams.

    Lighting Designer: Verity Hampson.

    Cast: Roxanne McDonald, Angeline Penrith, and Dubs Yunupingu.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2013
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2019 .
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      Extent: 66p.p.
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      • Published 8 May 2019.
      ISBN: 9781760622909

Works about this Work

Women's Stories Make Magic on Stage Rudi Maxwell , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 22 May no. 701 2019; (p. 5)

'When Yorta Torta/Kurnai playwright Andrea James put her work on a stage adaption of the seminal 80s TV series Women of the Sun in a drawer, she couldn't quite forget about it.'

'Sun' Shines on New Play 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 13 July no. 630 2016; (p. 62)

— Review of Winyanboga Yurringa Andrea James , 2013 single work drama
'Yorta Yorta and Kurnai woman Andrea James is directing a new play about six Aboriginal Women connecting with country. ...'
'Sun' Shines on New Play 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 13 July no. 630 2016; (p. 62)

— Review of Winyanboga Yurringa Andrea James , 2013 single work drama
'Yorta Yorta and Kurnai woman Andrea James is directing a new play about six Aboriginal Women connecting with country. ...'
Women's Stories Make Magic on Stage Rudi Maxwell , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 22 May no. 701 2019; (p. 5)

'When Yorta Torta/Kurnai playwright Andrea James put her work on a stage adaption of the seminal 80s TV series Women of the Sun in a drawer, she couldn't quite forget about it.'

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