Prehistoric is a story about Brisbane in the 11th year of the Bjelke-Petersen administration – a very different place from the Brisbane of today. In the late 1970s, the relationship of young Australians to culture, society, politics and technology went through changes that were quick, profound and – most importantly – intimately connected. This era was the turning point in Brisbane – whether or not we realise it – becoming one of the most interesting cultural incubators, not just in Australia, but in the Anglophone world.

  • musical, political
  • 0
  • 4 total
  • 2 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • history, young people
  • 18+
  • young adult, teen, adult
  • Playlab


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Female | Unspecified | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 70

EXTRACT: Early, very early, the next morning: As I pull my clothes on in the dark, I can hear the kid stirring. I go for my boots, he rolls over, and it's not just the amphetamine sulphate, it is his little white arse cheeks, they are just too much, and I have to, I have no choice, I am compelled to give 'em a slap.

Adult themes, Adult language


Male | Unspecified | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 103

EXTRACT: Eventually, most of these, ah - punks - will clean up their act, or move somewhere else, which is all to the good, because decent, hardworking Queenslanders have no use, and never will, for antisocial parasites who attack the sacred institution of the Family. I believe in blessings, y'see. This State has been blessed. The future of Queensland is - prosperity, beyond our wildest dreams.

Adult themes, Adult language


Female | Unspecified | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 67

EXTRACT: This is where I have to admit that Rachel - had it right. When something's difficult, we make the effort. We take the risks. The cops made what should have been 'no big deal really' into ' drama./ And nine times out of ten ' that is painful and shitty and boring. But. Then you get a night where the cops don't turn up. And everything ' works.



MetroArts and Elbow Room present Prehistoric by Marcel Dorney.

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