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FREE Remembrance Day performance of The Mission
11 November 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm| FREE
You’re invited to a FREE Remembrance Day performance of the acclaimed WWI theatre show “The Mission” on Monday 11 November (5:30pm) at Courthouse Youth Arts.
The Mission tells the story of Allan McDonald: a “Fighting Gunditjmara” man from South-West Victoria, who was one of Australia’s first Indigenous soldiers to enlist for war. Allan fought at some of WWI’s most famous campaigns, including Gallipoli and Beersheba – only to be denied a soldier’s settlement on his ultimate return to Australia, and forced from his land at the Lake Condah Mission. So what drives someone to fight for a country that doesn’t even recognise them as a citizen? How do you keep fighting in an unjust world and why?
Allan’s great-great nephew, award winning Gunditjmara man Tom Molyneux shares this incredible story of war, love and loss – alongside guest musicians from the Geelong West Brass Band conducted by Joel Carnegie.
Courthouse Youth Arts (60 Little Malop St, Geelong VIC 3220)
Monday 11 November, 5:30pm (60 minutes duration)
Tickets are FREE but bookings essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-mission-tickets-78546728379 (or bit.ly/340NIgk)