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Today We're Alive by Linden Wilkinson


THEMES: Reconciliation, Remembrance, Indigenous Themes


LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
Cast Size
CAST SIZE: 3 - 4 Cast Members
Target Audience
   PLAYWRIGHT: Linden Wilkinson
$ 23.95
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Stories from the Memorial to the Myall Creek Massacre

Synopsis: The Myall Creek Massacre of 1838 was a significant event in Australia's history. For the first time, the white perpetrators of the systematic murder of Aboriginal people were tried and convicted of their crimes. Today We're Alive is a verbatim play about the efforts, over 100 years later, to create a fitting memorial to this event, which led to a powerful experience of reconciliation and healing for the descendents of the victims and murderers alike. 

Ngiyani winangay ganunga. We Remember Them.

Includes an extensive Education Pack with in-class learning experiences and activities. 

Production History: Today We’re Alive was first performed as a moved reading at Memorial Hall, Delungra Road at the Myall Creek Crossing on Sunday, November 27th, 2011.

Includes Educational Resources:

The education pack in this Today We’re Alive covers the following areas:

The process of writing Today We’re Alive.
Why did Massacres happen?
Timeline of events o the Myall Creek massacre.
Key Figures in the Myall Creek massacre history.
A brief timeline of the Indigenous Australian history and colonisation.
Themes and ideas in Today We’re Alive.
Style, Form and Conventions.
Analysis of the Elements of Drama.
Learning Experiences and Activities.
Lists of recommended Indigenous plays.

ISBN: 978 1 921390 68 5

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