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Black Diggers

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Wednesday, 8th October 2014
All day

Melbourne Street, Corner of Grey Street, QPAC
South Brisbane, Queensland

By Tom Wright
By Tom Wright
A Brisbane Festival, Queensland Theatre Company and Sydney Festival production. To mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, Black Diggers explores the untold and exceptional stories of Indigenous Australian soldiers. Shunned in their own country and banned from serving in the military, Aboriginal men hid their heritage to enlist and take up arms to defend the free world in its greatest time of need. Directed by Wesley Enoch and written by Tom Wright, Black Diggers uncovers the fearless contribution these Aboriginal men made to Australian history and follows their journeys from their homelands to the battlefields of Gallipoli, Palestine and Flanders. Grand in scale and scope and drawing upon new research and extensive consultation with veterans, black Diggers' families, historians and academics, this all-male, all-Indigenous cast will evoke these heroic men, largely unknown to history. Don't miss this uplifting landmark theatre event.