A First Nations perspective about some of Australia’s most renowned Prime Ministerial statements was held on Sunday in Ballarat’s Botanical Gardens Prime Ministers Avenue.
Local writer, researcher and performer Lynden Nicholls presented Facing Up – a powerful performance piece commenting on Prime Ministerial statements about Australia’s Indigenous population from 1901 to today.
This free community NAIDOC Week event featured local Indigenous identities Zerene Webster, Tammy Gilson, Nicola Ingram and is proudly supported by the City of Ballarat’s Koorie Engagement Action Group (KEAG).
NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, with a 2019 theme of ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future’.
Rain and the cold did not deter the spectators, who followed the performers from bust to bust, listening to actual (Prime Minister) quotes or their own summed up views.