The production is presented as part of the National Trust Australian Heritage Festival.
Coranderrk tells the story of the campaign to keep the Coranderrk reserve in Aboriginal hands. It revives the voices of all those, black and white, who fought for a better pact between the country’s oldest and newest inhabitants. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are warned that this production contains images of deceased persons.
At a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881, the men and women of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board. Their goal was both simple and revolutionary: to be allowed to continue the brilliant experiment in self-determination they had pioneered for themselves on the scrap of country left to them.
Coranderrk recreates the Inquiry. This is both great theatre and great history. It revives the voices of all those, black and white, who fought for a better pact between the country’s oldest and newest inhabitants. This special production pays tribute to the resilience and adaptability of a people who rose to the challenge despite the odds, appropriating the power of the written word to make their own voices ring loud and clear.
Coranderrk is a collaboration between leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, researchers, education experts and community members.
Pre-show talk and post-show Q&A included with performance tickets.
Date: 7.30 – 8.40pm, Saturday 20 May 2017
Venue: Frankston Arts Centre, 27-37 Davey Street, Frankston
Cost: Adults $44, Concession $40, Under 30 from $27 – all prices may vary depending on seat location
Bookings essential: http://artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au/Whats_On_-_Buy_Tickets/Coranderrk
More information: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/ahf_event/coranderrk/