2 CULTURES, 2 CONTINENTS, 1 ENDURING FRIENDSHIP

Join us for the reading of a brand new play from playwright Glenn Shea

Mi:Wi 3027 is based on the incredible true story of a lifelong friendship developed between the first Ngarrindjeri serviceman from the South Australian community of Raukkan, Roland Carter, and Jewish German ethnologist Leonhard Adam. Captured while fighting for the Australian Imperial Forces on the Western Front, Roland was incarcerated in a camp for prisoners of special interest. Leonhard, a new graduate from the University of Berlin, was sent to interrogate these POW’s about their cultural backgrounds and beliefs.

A warm comradery sprang up between the two young men, one that was destined to last over forty years, and go through a remarkable reversal through the next World War.

Mi:Wi 3027 has sweeping themes of imperialism, oppression, war and an unshakeable longing for freedom. And, at the heart of it all, a friendship that endured through some of the most tumultuous upheavals of the twentieth century.

About the Aboriginal Diggers Project

Anzac soldiers have hero status in Australia, however many people don’t know the stories of past and present Aboriginal war veterans who also contributed significantly to Australia’s military history. Country Arts SA’s 3 year Aboriginal Diggers Project employs Aboriginal creatives to bring to life the fascinating stories of Aboriginal servicemen and women who served Australia from the Boer War through to present day. Mi:Wi 3027 is the second stage of the Aboriginal Diggers project.

Mi:Wi 3027 will had its first play reading at the Raukkan community hall on April 22 2018, followed by a performance at the Dunstan Playhouse on Anzac day this year. It is now heading to Melbourne for two play readings at the La Mama Theatre on December 11 & 12.

DECEMBER 11 & 12 2018
Courthouse at La Mama Theatre, 7.30pm
205 Faraday St, Carlton VIC 3053

BOOK HERE

Mi:Wi 3027: A play by Glen Shea on YouTube

We need your help to ensure this cross-cultural story is heard by future generations of Australians.

Learn more about the Aboriginal Diggers project and how you can help us to tell these important stories.

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Mi:Wi 3027 is supported by

Wild Dog
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Wild Dog

15th July 2022

Wild Dog is an immersive installation and exhibition exploring the importance of one of Australia’s most misunderstood but significant cultural symbols – the dingo

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Naomi Hobson: Adolescent Wonderland
  • Visual Arts

Naomi Hobson: Adolescent Wonderland

29th July 2022 — 1st September 2023

Naomi Hobson’s Adolescent Wonderland is a series of photographs that tell the real-life story of young Aboriginal people in remote Australia

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Cynthia Schwertsik: My Name
  • Visual Arts

Cynthia Schwertsik: My Name

3rd August 2022

My Name is an iterative project by Adelaide-based artist Cynthia Schwertsik that responds to and reflects the presence and representation of women across public spaces in regional South Australia.

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