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Making maps ‘Speak’: E-Mapping performance on Western Australia’s Coolgardie Goldfield, 1894–98

Dunstone, B. and Grehan, H. (2013) Making maps ‘Speak’: E-Mapping performance on Western Australia’s Coolgardie Goldfield, 1894–98. Australasian Drama Studies (62). pp. 89-99.

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Abstract

On the 'calm moonlight night' of 17 March 1897, Italian-born 'barrowman' and diarist James Balzano joined some 300 fellow 'diggers' in a circle around a bonfire near Dick Egan's tent at Red Hill Camp, now Kambalda East, on Western Australia's Coolgardie Goldfield for a St Patrick's Day concert given by residents of the camp. Balzano records that he found the cobbled-together programme of songs, recitations, solo instrumentals, and a 'Step Dance on a meat box' to be 'very good indeed'.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Publisher: La Trobe University. Theatre and Drama Program
Publishers Website: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/humanities/research/jour...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/26602
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