By Dallas Winmar
Director Neil Armfield

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 17 Aug – 30 Sep 2001

    1930’s Western Australia, down the Margaret River the Davis family stays together while the Australian Government through the Protector of Aborigines tries to split the family up and remove the children for their own good.

    Held together by Mum Davis’ fierce love, the women of the Davis family develop a unique strength as they move from town to town battling ignorance, prejudice, patronising interference and plain stupidity.

    Noongar writer Dallas Winmar was entrusted with the stories of the Davis sisters and unearthed the wit, tenacity and strength of love, which had made the Davises one of Australia’s most significant and influential families.

    Aliwa Wadjella! Watch out! There’s a whitefella about!

    Aliwa was produced in collaboration with Yirra Yaakin Noongar Theatre in Western Australia


    Kylie Belling
    Auntie Dot Collard
    Ningali Lawford
    Deborah Mailman


    By Dallas Winmar
    Director Neil Armfield
    Set Designer Robert Cousins
    Costume Designer Jodie Fried
    Lighting Designer Mark Howett
    Sound Designer Wei Han Liao
    Composer Wayne Freer
    Assistant Lighting Designer Ryan Narkle
    Musicians Frankie J Bropho & Wayne Freer

    Production images by Heidrun Lohr

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