Mathinna Image Gallery: Convicts

  • Tasmania
  • 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).


The convict population of Van Dieman’s Land was largely made up of the worst of the criminals in New South Wales. Mathinna was very likely vulnerable to the behaviours of these men.