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YIBIYUNG

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This is a song of hope and change, a celebration of fronting up and finding place and family.

Yibiyung was Dallas Winmar's grandmother and this is her growing-up story. She was one of hundreds of girls swept up in the forced removals of the 1920s and trained to become model domestic servants. But it’s Yibiyung’s break from this regime and her extraordinary flight across Western Australia which gives her story its rolling, expansive rhythm of survival.

Yibiyung is about finding a way out of centuries-old cycles of anger and despair. It is a song of hope and change, a celebration of fronting up and finding place and family.

"A beautiful story told with a directness and simplicity that is… at the end, exhilarating." - The Australian

(This play is sold in our eCombo format, which provides a bundle of file types in a single download, so you can read your script on your favourite e-reader device or print from PDF. Download more information)

Tom Healey in Conversation with Dallas Winmar about Yibiyung:

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  • 9 total
  • 6 female identifying, 3 male identifying
  • people of colour, women, gender
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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REVIEW: YIBIYUNG

STEVE MILLER, ABC INDIGENOUS, 19 AUGUST 2008

"Dallas Winmar's 'Yibiyung' is part of a successful new wave of Indigenous storytelling that uses universal themes to connect with wider audiences."

REVIEW: YIBIYUNG

LEONIE TILLMAN, AUSTRALIAN STAGE, 21 SEPTEMBER 2008

"Simply stated through the eyes of a young girl, this coming of age story of Yibiyung is part of the history most of Australia has come to accept."

REVIEW: STIRRING SURVIVAL TALE LIFTS THE SPIRITS

JOHN MCCALLUM, THE AUSTRALIAN, 19 SEPTEMBER 2008

"This triumphant story of survival is based on the experiences of writer Dallas Winmar's grandmother, and dedicated to her, but it might have been written for all those "other ones" as well."

PROGRAM: YIBIYUNG, MALTHOUSE THEATRE

MALTHOUSE THEATRE

PDF download (8.5MB) for Company B production of 'Yibiyung' by Dallas Winmar, Malthouse Theatre, 2008.

LEGACY OF A LITTLE GIRL LOST

GABRIELLA COSLOVICH, THE AGE, 25 OCTOBER 2008

The stories of indigenous Australians still struggle to be heard. Gabriella Coslovich charts the telling of a family tragedy and finds the push is on for a permanent voice.

TEACHERS' NOTES: YIBIYUNG

COMPANY B AND MALTHOUSE THEATRE

PDF download (1.8MB) of notes for teachers for 'Yibiyung' by Dallas Winmar.

ATSI GUIDELINES FOR DRAMA/THEATRE EDUCATION

DRAMA AUSTRALIA

The preparation of this document was commissioned by Drama Australia to foster access and participation in learning, taking in the broader context of Indigenous educational perspectives and redefining their relevance in the study of Contemporary Indigenou

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