Oodgeroo’s Work and Its Theatrical Potential

It was 1984 and Kath Walker, as she was then, had just witnessed the final rehearsal of You Came To My Country and You Didn't Turn Black, a theatre-piece inspired by her life and work. Produced by The Acting Company of South Australia with four black and four white actors, You Came To My Country was a theatrical arrangement of Kath's poems linked by some of her prose with other dialogue and songs written by the company.

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Published 1 November 1994 in Oodgeroo: a tribute. Subjects: Aboriginal drama & theatre, Oodgeroo Noonuccal.

Cite as: Rider, Sue. ‘Oodgeroo’s Work and Its Theatrical Potential.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 16, no. 4, 1994. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.62cf231edd.