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Wadjemup: Black Prison - White Playground

Stasiuk, G., Trees, K., Mhando, M., Asselin, J. and Murray, L. (2014) Wadjemup: Black Prison - White Playground. [Documentary] [Creative Output]


The Island of Rottnest is commonly known to Nyungar people as Wadjemup, meaning "place across the river". Located approximately 18 km off the coast of Western Australia, near Fremantle, it is world renowned as a tourism precinct. Less well known is its hidden history related to Aboriginal incarceration, dispossession and death.

Funded via the Australian Research Council this docu-drama investigates and examines the Nyungar cosmology and spirituality related to the Island and its cultural significance to Nyungar knowledge and history.

Publication Type: Creative Output
DirectorStasiuk, Glen
ProducerAsselin, Jeffory.
ProducerTrees, Kathryn
ProducerMhando, Martin
Sound ProductionMurray, Leo
Company Credits: Kulbardi Productions
Murdoch Affiliation: Centre for University Teaching and Learning
School of Arts
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Other Information: 2014 WA screen awards outstanding achievement prize was awarded to Glen Stasiuk’s Wadjemup: Black Prison – White Playground
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