Coranderrk Coranderrk
Ilbijerri Theatre Company & Belvoir
CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE
14 Jun 2017 to 15 Jun 2017
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Tickets - Premium $55.00
Premium Concession $50.00
Premium groups 8+ $50.00
Premium Under 27 $45.00
A-Reserve $45.00
A-Reserve Concession $40.00
A-Reserve groups 8+ $40.00
A-Reserve Under 27 $35.00
B-Reserve $35.00
B-Reserve Concession $30.00
B-Reserve groups 8+ $30.00
B-Reserve Under 27 $25.00

Duration - 70 minutes, no interval
Restrictions/Warnings
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander audiences are warned that this production contains images of deceased persons.


   
Synopsis
 

A GRIPPING FIGHT FOR RIGHTS THAT SHOULD HAVE CHANGED HISTORY

‘We will show the country that it will work.’ In 1881, the men and women of Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve had a simple and revolutionary goal: to continue the brilliant experiment in self-determination they had pioneered on the scrap of country left to them.

But the law said they needed permission. They went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board at a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry to be allowed to continue.

CORRANDERK recreates compelling history on stage. 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.

CORANDERRK is a collaboration between leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, researchers, education experts and community members. The production aims to encourage a shared ...more
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