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Stardust and The Mission

Stardust and The Mission
Event Date: 25 Jun 2022

Two powerful yet forgotten Australian stories performed at Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre on Saturday, 25 June.

Stardust tells the story of band leader and trumpet player, Col Brain. Before he died, Col placed his most prized life possessions into a cupboard and locked it up, never to be opened again. But what was inside? Told through the eyes of his grandson – award winning ABC presenter and performer, Joel Carnegie – herein lies the discovery of a time capsule of Australian musical life, in a heart-warming quest to uncover what Col wanted us to know about his life by the things he left behind.

The Mission follows the journey of fighting Gunditjmara man, Allan McDonald – one of the first Aboriginal soldiers from Victoria to enlist for war. He fought at 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. This captivating and rollicking story, told by his great, great nephew, Gunditjmara man Tom Molyneux, tells the truth of Uncle Allan’s struggle fighting for Country, for love, and for justice.

Performed by award-winning ABC presenter and performer, Joel Carnegie and acclaimed Gunditjmara actor, Tom Molyneux. Music performed live by the brass band WA Youth Jazz Orchestra.

Date and time: Saturday, 25 June 2022 at 2.30pm.

Location: Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre. 

Tickets: $25 Adult, $20 Concession, $15 Student*. Complimentary afternoon tea by Thyme and Place.

Recommended age: 15+.

Warnings: includes adult themes, occasional coarse language, smoke, and scenes depicting war and violence. 

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