Included in the Of The Island Collection

NEW TASMANIANS tells the poignant, humorous and uplifting story of the Europeans who migrated to Tasmania after the second World War. In exploring the universal journey of the migrant, it presents numerous iconic moments: the voyage out, the migrant camp, initial misunderstandings in the school and workplace, and the transformation the migrants themselves make to the character of Tasmania.
Originally written as an adjunct to a museum exhibition, NEW TASMANIANS is easily adapted to performance in any space, with a cast that can range in size from 3 to 30.

  • drama
  • 50
  • 3 total
  • 2 female identifying, 1 male identifying
  • adolescence
  • 12 to 16, 16 to 18, 18+
  • teen, young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Starts on page 18

EXTRACT: Well, Mr Zuber, you're first up for peeling the potatoes. Ever peeled potatoes before? Good.Let me warn you, Mr Zuber, that a list will be kept of those who fail to do their daily duties and this will be presented to the Australian Consul on arrival. You wouldn't want to start your new life with a black mark against you, would you.... Good. Now the freedom-loving people of Australia will give all of you basic supplies. Each adult will receive ten packets of cigarettes a week. Women who don't smoke can have a large jar of sweets instead.

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