1920 - a Makassan prahu (Indonesian fishing boat) sails to the Northern Territory. An Aboriginal man has a fight with one of the Makassans. The Aboriginal man is taken to Makassar for trial. 1970 - Jane and Jim are teachers in a remote Aboriginal school in the Northern Territory. They encounter racism and the hard life for the Aboriginal community. Jane has a love affair with David, an Aboriginal teacher. David is mysteriously killed and his body is found by Indonesian fishermen. The play was shortlisted for the Griffin Award, the Asialink Playbox Award and the 2002 Patrick White Award. It has received Asialink funding for a workshop in Makassar Sulwesi with Theatre kita Makassar in 2003.

  • realism, surrealism, indigenous song and dance.
  • 50
  • 8 total
  • 3 female identifying, 5 male identifying
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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