The Aboriginal people of Coranderrk reserve in central Victoria waged a sustained campaign for justice, land rights and self-determination in colonial Australia. Despite having created an award-winning farm they were targeted for removal. Their lobbying of government, with their white supporters, triggered a Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881.
Coranderrk: We will show the country derives from a verbatim-theatre performance where professional actors brought to life the Inquiry's witnesses.
In Coranderrk their powerful petitioning, including the renowned William Barak, can be read alongside that of their non-Aboriginal allies, as well as the Aboriginal Protection Board and greedy local pastoralists who wanted them removed.
Coranderrk includes a historical introduction, biographies of the witnesses, and a range of historical images and stills from a theatrical production.
- 230mm x 188mm x 15mm
- Released October 2013
- ISBN 9781922059390
About The Author
Giordano Nanni is a writer, historian and Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social & Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
Andrea James is a Yorta Yorta/Kurnai playwright, director and theatre maker specialising in the development and presentation of Aboriginal Arts and Culture.
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