Over 1000 indigenous Australians served in WWI and yet their contribution and stories are under-recognised. Black Diggers tells of the struggle indigenous men faced trying to enlist, of rare moments of racial equality on the battlefield, and of our post-war disregard for our Black Diggers.
Bringing these stories to life develops metaphors for post-colonial indigenous experience: the stories in this play are like pieces of an exploded bomb resurfacing from the mud; fragments and missing voices in an epic tale of triumph and disaster.
“If you can fire and gun and stand in the sun, they might pretend to forget.”
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