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The author of the book: Jack Davis
Edition: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Date of issue: November 11th 1986
ISBN: 0868191469
ISBN 13: 9780868191461
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 39.65 MB
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I had to read this as summer holiday homework for Year 12 English. (School starts in less than 4 weeks. Sigh.) I understand that this play (or plays in general) is confusing to read as it looks different in your head when you're reading it from when you're watching it being performed, and also probably because we're all used to reading novels.

However, I have a lot of respect for it as it was written by an Aboriginal playwright, Jack Davis, and it depicts some of the atrocities done by white people to Indigenous Australians. (Did you know Aboriginal people were legally considered 'fauna' and not actual people until the 1960's?) I think Australia puts itself on a pedestal too much by bragging about its "multiculturalism" (when there is little to no diversity or racial representation in mainstream Australian media) and pats itself on the back for having gun control laws (unlike America) while hiding the fact that the government still has shitty policies, like not accepting refugees (as much as it could anyway), treating those in detention centres like animals, closing down Aboriginal communities, etc etc. while simultaneously ignoring the AWFUL, GENOCIDAL history of this country. This play will bring people, especially people who deny the existence of present-day institutionalised racism and white people who deny the existence of their privilege, back down to earth.

You don't have to like this play. But you can't deny that this was rooted from real, historical events and that it depicts the truth about Australia's history.

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Ebook No Sugar read Online! Jack Davis is better known as a poet and a playwright than as a writer of short stories. He has had four volumes of poems published and has written eight plays. His plays have toured both in Australia and overseas In 1991 his memoir, A Boy's Life, was published. He has been awarded several times for his contribution to the arts and for his welfare work among his own people.

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