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Krakouer! single work   drama  
Note: Written by Reg Cribb and based on Sean Gorman's BrotherBoys (2005).
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Krakouer!
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'Jim and Phil Krakouer took the Australian football world by storm in the early 1980s. Their unique and anarchic brand of football, dubbed ‘black magic’, captured the imagination of the nation. Debuting with the ‘blue blooded’ Claremont FC in Perth, the boys propelled the Tigers to their first Grand Final in decades. In Melbourne they reached new heights with the mighty Kangaroos until injury and personal drama undid their careers. Regarded as two of the greatest AFL players in history, the Krakouer brothers played in a not-so-distant time when racism was rife and professional Aboriginal footballers were rare. Krakouer! is the story of the challenges they faced in the rise to the top of their game, their skill, daring and resilience, both on and off the sporting field and the controversy and adversity they met throughout their lives' (Seymour Centre website sighted 25/07/2011)

Production Details

  • Deckchair Theatre and BHP Billiton Nickel West present the world premiere of 'Krakouer!' at Victoria Hall, Fremantle, 5-9 October 2010 and then touring regional Western Australia until 12 November 2010.Director: Schmitz, Marcelle.
  • Produced at the Seymour centre, Sydney, 21 - 30 July 2011.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Krakouer : The Story of Two Brothers Kar Chalmers , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 7 July vol. 10 no. 229 2011; (p. 63)

— Review of Krakouer! Reg Cribb , 2009 single work drama
Krakouers Broke Mould and Put AFL World on Notice Peter Lalor , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23 - 24 July 2011; (p. 43)
Philip Lalor talks to Phil Kakouer at the Seymour Centre, Sydney.
'Black Magic' at the Heart of Brothers' Story Andrew Taylor , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 17 July 2011; (p. 31)
O Brother, I Get a Kick out of This Performance John Kinsella , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 7 October 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Krakouer! Reg Cribb , 2009 single work drama
More' Black Magic' 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 22 September no. 485 2010; (p. 74)
Timely Review for Fact-Based Footy Play Victoria Laurie , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 September 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Krakouer! Reg Cribb , 2009 single work drama
O Brother, I Get a Kick out of This Performance John Kinsella , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 7 October 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Krakouer! Reg Cribb , 2009 single work drama
Krakouer : The Story of Two Brothers Kar Chalmers , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 7 July vol. 10 no. 229 2011; (p. 63)

— Review of Krakouer! Reg Cribb , 2009 single work drama
More' Black Magic' 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 22 September no. 485 2010; (p. 74)
'Black Magic' at the Heart of Brothers' Story Andrew Taylor , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 17 July 2011; (p. 31)
Krakouers Broke Mould and Put AFL World on Notice Peter Lalor , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23 - 24 July 2011; (p. 43)
Philip Lalor talks to Phil Kakouer at the Seymour Centre, Sydney.
Last amended 25 Jul 2011 09:17:17
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