Mathinna

Mathinna Image Gallery: Moonshine

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).

Moonshine

The impact of alcohol in the community was significant. As family and community support systems were decimated, alcohol provided a temporary, yet false, escape from the horror of such a damaged existence. In reality it only served to exacerbate the problems.