Adapted by Alan Becher from Tom Hungerford's autobiography of the same name, Stories from Suburban Road is a nostalgic and vivid look at growing up in an Australian rural setting between two world wars.

'This is storytelling at its best - urgent, immediate, simple and filled with love ... it is also a most interesting social document in the best of the oral tradition.' Alison Farmer, The Australian, Feb 20, 1991

  • ensemble storytelling
  • 90
  • 6 total
  • 3 female identifying, 3 male identifying
  • history
  • 12 to 16, 16 to 18, 18+
  • all ages, children, teen
  • Australian Script Centre


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Male | Unspecified | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 10

EXTRACT: My heart was pounding as hard as the rooster’s when I turned to squat at the doorway. Within seconds I was through the fence again and had picked up my feathers. Within minutes, delightfully goose-pimpled, I was well on my way to the back fence of the zoo. As I was padding along, with the back fence in sight, a gate opened thirty feet ahead of me. A keeper wheeled an empty barrow out and began to walk toward me. Oh, gawd! Bugger,bugger, bugger!

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