Mathinna Image Gallery: Orphan

  • 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).


Life in the orphanage required yet another huge adjustments for Mathinna such as coping with the orphanage regimes, the other children - having to develop new relationships and new ways to survive