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Saturday 15 September 2.00pm

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Bilarni is storytelling theatre from one of Australia’s renowned storyteller musicians, Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky. The show tracks the life of WE (Bill) Harney (1895–1962): the greatest yarn-spinner of them all; the man who was known as the ‘expert’ on Aborigines; an ‘uneducated’ Northern Territory bushman who returned from WW1 to live amongst Aborigines as a lover, husband and father who lost it all – and that’s only the beginning of a truly epic tale. Using Harney’s books and radio broadcasts, Bilarni is deftly strung together with Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky’s adventures ‘up north’ in a beautiful and brutal land, where everything and nothing is black and white.

*Bill Harney is the father of Wardaman elder Yidumduma Bill Harney.

Running time 80 minutes with no interval.

For more information contact GYRACC 08 8972 3751

Image courtesy of University of Queensland