Item H2713 - The islanders : an adaptation for stage

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The islanders : an adaptation for stage


  • 1991 (Creation)

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96 leaves ; 30cm

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Born in Launceston, Tasmania on 29 September 1934. As a playwright he has written And the Big Men Fly, Private Yyk Objects and mucisal biographies. He has written for film and television including Alvin Purple, Neighbours and Prisoner. His cinema credits include: My Brillian Career, The Blue Lagoon, The Man from Snowy River II and more. He tours giving talks on men's health. In 2005 he was awarded the A.M. (Member of the Order of Australia) for his services to the performing arts and to the community through raising awareness of men's health issues.

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From the Hanger Collection of Australian Playscripts

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Gift of David Sansome

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Bound playscript consisting of 96 leaves. The play, in two acts, is based on the biographical novel Wacvie by Faith Bandler. In 1863 Wacvie Mussingkon was kidnapped from a village in the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) and sold as a slave to a sugar plantation in Queensland.

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Copyright applies. Contact the Fryer Library.

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  • English

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Created, Belinda Spinaze, 04-Feb-2021




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