Black Diggers None
Needed to do a display for my library on this book for our English department, as I didn t know anything about this book Was I surprised a great play written by Tom Wright about Aboriginal persons who served during the First World War A couple of very funny moments in among the pain of who these people were treated before and after the war When then they went to war this was one of the only time when they were treated as equals Loved the way it was written Well worth your while picking this book [...]
Sad,Truthful and meaningful.I sad look into our past and what Aboriginal people had to endure and stillDo today to a certain degree.
Interesting insight being a play was a little hard to read but good to know the history of the issue Year 12s are studying it this year
3.4 Some profound observations and musings
Told in the same fragmented manner that the mind of a person suffering from PTSD apparently operates in, this is a fairly obvious excursion through yet another episode of Australia s regrettable past treatment of its Indigenous People.If you are at all aware of Australia s attitude toward its Aboriginal people a century ago and, of course, recently , then there will be very little to surprise you here Very little.If you are completely unaware of this shameful past, then this play may raise your [...]
This is a recent play about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander soldiers during WWI I haven t seen the play, but by all accounts it s very impressive The reading experience is not quite as satisfactory It s by design very fragmentary and there s some nice writing, but I d need to see it on stage to see how it s all tied together The transitions between the micro scenes seem very important.
A single bullet in 1914 was the catalyst for a war on a scale the world had never seen Patriotic young men, with the hopes of the Australian nation behind them enlisted Among these men were hundreds of Indigenous Australians It is often the stories not told, the blank pages of history that can be the drivers of change Black Diggers seeks to bring to life the human experience of war The play allows its audience to critically reflect on history and the power of theatre Despite the oppression, the [...]