Riverlinks, Ilbijerri Theatre Company & Belvoir present Coranderrk

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Saturday 6th of May, 2017, at 7:30pm to 8:40pm
Riverlinks WestSide - Echuca Road, Mooroopna
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Full $38
Concession $32
Under 17 $26
Riverlinks Members Full $32
Riverlinks Members Concession $27
Group (6+) $32
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A definitive story from our neglected Indigenous history.

Coranderrk is about what might have been.

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 a collaboration between leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, researchers, education experts and community members. The production aims to encourage a shared understanding of the past between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

Audience Advice: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are warned that this production contains images of deceased persons

Producer / Company name: ILBIJERRI Theatre Company & Belvoir
Written by: Andrea James & Giordano Nanni
Directed by: Eva Grace Mullaley
Designed By: Ruby Langton-Batty & Ralph Myers (Set & Costume), Damien Cooper (Lighting), Ben Grant (Sound) & Peter Worland (Audio Visual)
Starring: Trevor Jamieson

“What ILBIJERRI is able to take from this painful history is a story of resistance and of strength. ★★★★” - The Age

“This superb performance is a painful reminder of ‘what could have been’ in terms of Aboriginal self-determination” - ArtsHub

“This is a vital Australian story, with the ability to inspire a new generation of utopian thinking – a must see for all.★★★★- ArtsHub

“It is honest, open, raw, emotional, poignant; true. There is a strong spirit in Coranderrk. And to sit in a crowded darkened theatre and witness it, is a truly humbling experience.”     - The Spell of Waking Hours

Education Information

A teacher’s resource is being created and will be available in 2017.
Year 10 History and Social Studies
Unit 3 Drama
Unit 3 Theatre Studies  

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Riverlinks Westside

Echuca Road, Mooroopna