CORANDERRK

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.

Written by: Andrea James & Giordano Nanni

Directed by: Eva Grace Mullaley

Starring: Trevor Jamieson

Image by Tyson Mowarin

CORANDERRK is about what might have been.

18th Apr 2017 to 7th Jul 2017

ILBIJERRI Theatre Company & Belvoir
Duration: 70 mins no interval
Artform: Drama
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18th Apr 2017 National Theatre 20 Carlisle St, St Kilda, 3182
20th Apr 2017 Her Majesty's Theatre 17 Lydiard St South, Ballarat, 3350
21st Apr 2017 Whitehorse Centre 397 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading, 3131
22nd Apr 2017 Whitehorse Centre 397 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading, 3131
27th Apr 2017 Lighthouse Theatre 185 Timor Street, Warrnambool, 3280
29th Apr 2017 Wesley Performing Arts Centre Cnr Roberts Ave & Urquhart Streets, Horsham, 3400
2nd May 2017 The Capital Theatre 50 View St, Bendigo, 3550
4th May 2017 The Cube 118 Hovell Street, Wodonga, 3689
6th May 2017 Riverlinks Eastbank 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton, 3630
9th May 2017 The Wedge 70 Foster St, Sale, 3820
11th May 2017 Latrobe Performing Arts Centre Cnr Breed and Grey Streets, Traralgon, 3844
13th May 2017 Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre 35 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang, 3752
16th May 2017 Cardinia Cultural Centre Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham, 3810
18th May 2017 Altona Theatre 115 Civic Parade, Altona  
20th May 2017 Frankston Arts Centre Davey St, Frankston, 3199
23rd May 2017 Monash Univerity, Clayton Drama Theatre Wellington Road, Clayton, 3800
24th May 2017 Clocktower Centre 750 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds
26th May 2017 Footscray Community Arts Centre 45 Moreland Street, Footscray, 3011
27th May 2017 Footscray Community Arts Centre 45 Moreland Street, Footscray, 3011
30th May 2017 Kyneton Town Hall 129 Mollison St, Kyneton, 3444
1st Jun 2017 Geelong Performing Arts Centre 50 Little Malop Street, Geelong
2nd Jun 2017 Geelong Performing Arts Centre 50 Little Malop Street, Geelong
3rd Jun 2017 Geelong Performing Arts Centre 50 Little Malop Street, Geelong
14th Jun 2017 Canberra Theatre Centre Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra, 2600
15th Jun 2017 Canberra Theatre Centre Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra, 2600
17th Jun 2017 Orange Civic Theatre Cnr Lords Place & Byng Street, Orange
20th Jun 2017 Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, 2795
22nd Jun 2017 Cessnock Community Performing Arts Centre 198 Vincent Street, Cessnock, 2325
24th Jun 2017 The Arts House, Wyong 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong, 2259
26th Jun 2017 The Arts House, Wyong 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong, 2259
28th Jun 2017 Riverside Theatres Cnr Church & Market Streets, Parramatta, 2150
30th Jun 2017 Star Court Theatre 126 Molesworth Street, Lismore, 2480
1st Jul 2017 Star Court Theatre 126 Molesworth Street, Lismore, 2480
5th Jul 2017 Empire Theatre 56 Neil Street, Toowoomba, 4350
7th Jul 2017 Darwin Entertainment Centre 93 Mitchell St, Darwin, 0800