Nominated for an AWGIE Award 2001 in the Category Young Peoples Theatre.
Commissioned by the Australian National Maritime Museum to accompany the exhibition Gold Rush: The Australian Experience. Set in 1854, the play begins aboard the Julia Ann as the ship heads from Sydney to the Victorian goldfields.
The characters are two miners, one a seasoned prospector, Stan, has come from the Californian fields to seek his fortune in Australia, the other, Frank, is an Aussie new chum fresh to the prospecting game. They forge a partnership to seek for gold but when they arrive on the goldfields, the Ballarat Reform League rebellion draws Frank into the Eureka Stockade and puts a strain on their relationship that wont be resolved till the violence is over.
A highly entertaining play about mateship and the relationship between the American and Australian goldrushes, for eight to twelve year olds.
– 30 Minutes duration
– 2 Males