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Actor Ernie Dingo, Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, 1988 / photograph by Robert McFarlane
Bib ID 7087394
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline [still image, sheet]
Author
McFarlane, Robert, 1942- photographer
 
Online Versions
Description 1988 
1 photograph : black and white ; image 30.4 x 20.3 cm, on sheet 41.8 x 29.6 cm 
Biography/History

The National Black Theatre or Black Theatre (Sydney) was a theatre group formed by Paul Coe, Lester Bostock, Gary Foley and Jenny Sheehan. The group invited Bob Maza from Melbourne to join them and started to write plays with an Aboriginal perspective. In 1974 the National Black Theatre secured government funding and opened an Art and Cultural Centre in a warehouse in Botany Street, Redfern. In 1977 the Centre closed due to lack of funding but the National Black Theatre continued to influence and inform other Indigenous theatrical initiatives. In 1987 the First National Black Playwrights' Conference was held under the artistic directorship of Brian Syron, thanks to a push from people like Chicka Dixon, Gary Foley and Rhoda Roberts. Out of this came the Aboriginal National Theatre Trust (ANTT), established in Sydney in 1988."--Dictionary of Sydney and Wikipedia web sites.

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer based on inscription.

Inscriptions: "Actor Ernie Dingo in Belvoir St "Black Theatre" 1988"--In pencil of reverse; "Photograph by Robert McFarlane"--In pencil of reverse.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-276812805

Source of Acquisition Purchased from the photographer, 2015. 
Subjects Dingo, Ernie -- Portraits.  |  Aboriginal National Theatre Trust Limited -- Performances.  |  Actors -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Portraits.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Portraits.  |  Theater, Aboriginal Australian -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Photographs.
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