The Resource Aboriginal Biographical Index entry

Aboriginal Biographical Index entry

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Aboriginal Biographical Index entry
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Aboriginal Biographical Index entry
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eng
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Richard Walley; born Meekatharra, Western Australia, 1953; his mother registered his birth at Cue before returning south so her son would not be taken away as part of the Stolen Generations like other family members; brought up in bush camps around Pinjarra, Mandurah and Rockingham with uncles and aunts; spoke Noongar / Nyungar / Nyungah language and English; educated at a convent school, travelled to school from the bush by bus; with family as a child, listened to music on the radio including classical, country and western, rock and roll and observed and was taughtNoongar / Nyungar / Nyungah traditional song and dance and ballroom dancing; with Ernie Dingo started Middar Aboriginal Theatre, 1978; performed traditional and contemporary dance, music theatre and storytelling; brought social issues into theatre performance in his plays, Coordah (1985) and Munjong (1991); played the digeridoo music for Jack Davis' play No Sugar (1985); played the music and choreographed Jack Davis' play trilogy, The First Born Trilogy (1988); played didgeridoo with the East Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, 1989; this performance featured in documentary, Didgeridoo in Deutschland; advocated for local Noongar / Nyungar / Nyungah content in the Perth International Arts Festival; in 2006 the Perth Festival opened with Ngallak Koort Bookja – Our Heart Land; Noongar / Nyungar / Nyungah content included in The Giants (2015 Festival), Home (2016 Festival), Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak (2017 Festival)
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  • Walley, Richard
  • Middar Aboriginal Dance Group (Perth, W.A.)
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Aboriginal Biographical Index entry
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The ABI is a name index to published materials in the AIATSIS Library. Some records refer to deceased people or use words which reflect the attitude of the time or the author and may be offensive
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Label
Aboriginal Biographical Index entry
Note
The ABI is a name index to published materials in the AIATSIS Library. Some records refer to deceased people or use words which reflect the attitude of the time or the author and may be offensive
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
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unmediated
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rdamedia

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