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exciting and innovative musical production brings you stories of
people and events in Australia’s history right up to the present
So many people have quietly made their mark and helped
to form this fortunate nation. Moira Tyers, Bruce Watson, Neil Robertson
and Wendy Ealey invite you to meet some of them…
We ask the big questions:
Who shot Ben Hall?
Whaddaya mean ‘Pa Will?’
What can you do with
old leather belts and felt hats?
The youngest soldier to die at Gallipoli
was how old!?!
Who’s got a glacier and a rat named after them?
You said how many went to the slide night!?!?!?
Why would anyone go round with a bit of chalk in their pocket?
Who was Australia's first professional female jockey?
What was Henry Lawson’s
Wasn't that a weird time for a sewing bee?
Play it again Horace!
The show is performed with a narration and audio visual
display and has received warm and enthusiastic responses from audiences.
"With exquisite attention to their craft, Moira
Tyers and her players tune in to Australian History, rescuing some
long-forgotten stories from obscurity, and breathing new life into
other more familiar iconic tales. Gutsy, political, refractory and
lyrical, Unsung Heroes is sure to be enjoyed by a new generation of
music lovers who want to see meat on the bones of the past. These songs
drip with the satisfying juices of solid research, spirited lyrics
and sublime artistry. A musical and historical feast!"
Dr Clare Wright
Historian Author Broadcaster
Honorary Research Fellow, La Trobe University
“I just loved both halves, but I think I cried more in
the first one! Great show!”
National Folk Festival audience member
“I love the way the narration adds to the stories in the
songs. It was so informative as well as funny and moving”
“That Dad’s Song did me in. My father was in WW2. He never
talked about it either. Same goes for me... but now... I’m going home
to talk to my kids”
“I urge you to take this to schools. It was so full of
information and so engaging. This is the way to get through to them.
Kids will learn from this show!”
“Terrific show! Standout highlight of this year’s festival
National Folk Festival regular
"Hi, Saw you guys at Maldon and told Wendy
it was probably the best thing I had ever seen at Maldon. Absolutely
excellent and we loved it...A real
stroke of inspiration Moira, a great idea!! Hope to see you again on
Saturday night...Keep it up"
If you would like to organise a performance
Heroes’ at your school, club, theatre, festival or other venue
we would be delighted to hear from you.
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