Mathinna

Mathinna Image Gallery: Capture

  • Choreography, Costumes, Sets & Lighting, Highlights, Performance

Inspired by a young girl’s journey between two cultures, Mathinna traces the story of a young Aboriginal girl removed from her traditional home and adopted into western colonial society, only to be ultimately returned to the fragments of her original heritage.

The images within this gallery were captured by photographers Jeff Busby (Main Stage Season, 2008) and Greg Barrett (Regional Tour, Cairns, 2010).

Capture

In response to the increasing conflict between the colonists, (convicts, settlers, military) and the Aboriginal people, the government of the day launched an offensive against Aboriginal people. The plan was to capture Aboriginal people and resettle them on Flinders Island at the Wybalenna settlement.