We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Elders, Ancestors and leaders of the Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands ILBIJERRI Theatre Company is based.
We extend this respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, recognising their resilience and ongoing connection to land, water and culture, despite ongoing colonial interruption and genocide.
Always was, always will be, sacred Indigenous land.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples should be advised that this website may contain images of deceased persons.
Walk through Fitzroy’s Indigenous history and experience Indigenous peoples’ strong and continuing historical, cultural and emotional connection to this place – from its Woiwurrung beginnings right up to the here and now.
Follow Doug Nicholls to footy training, listen to his sermon, meet our Returned Soldiers, our female WW2 munitions workers, Atherton Estate locals before the highrise, our sporting heroes – the Indigenous Fitzroy residents – in the pubs, organisations, churches and back lanes. The sum of all these parts connects every blakfella historically, culturally and emotionally to Dirty Gerty, Fitzroy.
17 March to 2 April 2006 - Fitzroy
Performers Lionel Austin, Janaya Charles, Joe Clements, Isaac Drandic & Pauline Whyman
Director Kylie Belling
Designer Darryl Cordell
Costume Supplier Rose Chong
Community Partner Parkies Inc.