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John McCallum

John McCallum reviews 'Postcolonial Plays: An Anthology' edited by Helen Gilbert

October 2001, no. 235 01 October 2001
In Neil Armfield’s recent production of Dallas Winmar’s play Aliwa – about the struggle of the Davis family in Western Australia in the 1930s to avoid becoming members of the stolen generations – the character of Aunty Dot Collard, Jack Davis’s sister, was played brilliantly by Deborah Mailman. Aunty Dot herself, flown over to Sydney’s Belvoir Street Theatre, introduced the show and th ... (read more)