Great Southern Land

The Australian idiom is explored in this dynamic presentation of poetry and song. The performance takes a historical journey that moves from the transportation era to present-day Australia, showcasing culturally diverse and linguistically exciting Australian voices.

Poems easily lend themselves to a range of classroom exercises; forms include ballads, free and comic verse, spoken word and rap. Storytelling, the investigation of rhyme, rhythm and a broad range of poetic devices underpins the performance.

All performances are followed by a Q&A with the actors. Company members have broad knowledge of poetry and storytelling and can lead discussion on style and content.

Duration: 60 minutes, followed by a Q&A session. A 90 minute session recommended
Suitability: Year 7 - 9
Ideas / Issues / Themes: Australian Identity


tour dates in-schools

Term 2: Tuesday 17 April - Friday 29 June
Term 3: Monday 16 July - Friday 21 September
Term 4: Monday 8 October - Friday 19 October


$9.50 per student, groups +120 students
$1140.00 minimum performance fee, groups -120 students
All prices include GST, cancellation fees apply

venue requirements

Minimum 6m x 6m of flat, clear playing space with access to power
Bump in - 60 minutes
Bump out - 20 minutes

Small group or cohort?
Attend a performance at the Abbotsford Convent!

Wednesday 13 june: 10.00am (Q&A)
THURSDAY 14 JUNE: 10.00aM (Q&A)

$9.50 per ticket, 1 x complimentary teacher ticket per 25 students

Lovely modelling of how poetry should be performed and can take so many different forms. I believe that seeing shows like this helps foster a love of language in all my students.
— Presbyterian Ladies College