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Indigenous night - part of WA Spring Poetry Festival



Hello all
Please find attached info about an event that combines poetry, speeches, music, art, film and bushtucker as part of WA Spring Poetry Festival.
Each performer will have about 5 minutes to give anyone a chance to say something.
For example Noel Nannup will be taking on country and culture after returning from an NRM meeting in Qld, some Yinjibarndi and Gnarluma people will talk on the Burrup.
We have an open mike and stage and the event will be filmed and fun.
Underlying themes are :

  • We are all indigenous to the same planet
  • The present society isn't working that well and needs to take on board the opinions of ordinary people, in particular local Indigenous knowledge.
  • Expressing with humour, fun and imagination.

Please come and participate.

It is hoped to make a doco - however all views that relate to government policy and action will be submitted to DIA, and labour and liberal policy committees.

Any suggestions or assistance (money, kangaroo, more film people) welcome.

Please fwd on


John McBain

188 Canning Highway,

South Perth WA 6151

61 8 93674004



And it’s a free event

What : Indigenous night - part of WA Spring Poetry Festival

Where : Bar 138 (Wellington Street end of Barrack Street)

When : Thursday 18 October, doors open 7.30 pm till ???

Whats happening : Poetry readings, story telling, music, short

films, bush tucker and art.

Who is performing : Aunty Josie Boyle, Alf Taylor, Lois Olney, John McBain, Dave Collard and many more.

Films : David Ngoombujarra reading about WA history, the motorcar and the impact of drugs and grog on culture, plus starring in 2 short films on banks and stolen resources.

Lois Olney on water, Sue Gordon on Lois Olney and stolen generation, Alf Taylor, the Ottey centre Noongar rangers puppet show, John McBain and some up and coming Aboriginal poets.

The event will be filmed – if you want to say something about country, the Burrup, land rights, racism, deaths in custody, footy, Howard’s NT moves, grog bans, sexual abuse – come along. Bring a poem to read – doesn’t have to be your own.

Bring your black fella sense of humour and fun – we want positive suggestions about these issues delivered with a smile.

Info : John McBain : 0416949033, haywoodfarm@yahoo.com


2007-10-07 14:28:08 GMT
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