Event Navigating Flinders
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Venue Ensemble Theatre (1960-), Kirribilli, NSW
First Date 21 July 2005
Opening Date 29 July 2005
Last Date 27 August 2005
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description Two hundred years ago, Matthew Flinders circumnavigated and surveyed the continent in a leaky and rotting ship, HMS Investigator, producing a map on which the word "Australia" was inscribed for the first time.
He is known as a sailor, navigator and mapmaker, but who was the real Matthew Flinders - the lover, the husband, the brother? How well did he navigate the reefs and shoals of his own nature?
A surprising portrait of a flawed and passionate man faced with the difficult decision between career and family.
Description Source Flyer/Poster
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Historical
Subjects Australian National Identity
Name Function Notes
Eamon Flack Actor
Drew Forsythe Actor
Jonathan Gavin Actor
Ksenja Logos Actor
Fiona Press Actor
Velalien Assistant Director
Velalien Choreographer
Basil Hogios Composer
John Senczuk Designer
Christopher Hurrell Director
Stephen Hawker Lighting Designer
Don Reid Playwright
Basil Hogios Sound Designer
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Flyer PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Brochure PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Event Identifier 67176