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'Pecan summer': the process of making new indigenous opera in Australia

Cheetham, D, Browning, D and Karantonis, P (2011) ''Pecan summer': the process of making new indigenous opera in Australia.' In: Karantonis, P and Robinson, D, eds. Opera indigene: re/presenting first nations and indigenous cultures. Ashgate, Farnham, pp. 325-336. ISBN 9780754669890

Abstract

The Aboriginal opera 'Pecan Summer' was written and composed by Deborah Cheetham. It is based on the 1939 Cummeragunga walk-off - the first mass strike by Aboriginal people - when 200 residents left the mission station and crossed the Murray into Victoria. Pamela Karantonis interviewed Deborah Cheetham and Daniel Browning about the opera being performed at the 2011 Melbourne International Arts Festival.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Keywords: Indigenous peoples in opera
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2017 11:55
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2017 11:55
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/9851
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