Three Magpies Perched in a Tree

An Aboriginal man from the stolen generation is working in his Aboriginal community as a front-line juvenile justice worker, he comes into contact with many Aboriginal adolescent young people who come into contact with the criminal justice system. This story is about how the issues impact not only the young person but their friends, their family, their community, the society they live in and ultimately the Aboriginal worker who is trying to support them.


An Aboriginal worker from the stolen generation now finds himself living as a recluse in the middle of the desert. The issues from his work as a Juvenile justice worker has impacted his life to the point where he has lost everything. He is battling his demons and believes he is of no value and wants to die alone drinking and trying to paint his Masterpiece, little does he know, his life is just about to take a different direction when Hope steps off the train.

Some Secrets Should Be Kept Secret

Finally Peter, the Aboriginal worker from the stolen generation, receives news that his adoptive mother has passed away and he now has to return to the home he grew up in... how do you share a story that you know is true but no one believes you because of the lies that you have told?

Will Peter find peace by sharing the secrets?

The plays in this trilogy are also available to purchase individually.

  • indigenous gothic, drama
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  • gender, people of colour
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • teen, young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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