Journey back in time to Australia’s past!
Welcome to Babble Production’s brand new show exploring the history of multi-culturalism in Australia! Jam-packed with sketches, storytelling, songs, dances and puppets, Aussie Allsorts explores the timeline of Australian culture and how it has changed and developed over the years. Tim and Ruth begin with stories of the many Aboriginal nations, examining their folklore, way of life, tools, weapons and their rich culture of trade with the Torres Strait Islander people.
From there they explore the arrival of the British settlers and the Gold Rushes of the 1800’s, where Australia experienced an increase in migrants from many countries around the world. With each new culture came new fashion, new technology, and new ways of mining. The Europeans dug traditional square mine shafts, while the Chinese dug round mine shafts.
During WW1 and WW2, Aussies were beginning to find their own identity aside from that of their ancestors who had settled in Australia. After the two World Wars, people from every nation and culture came to make their home on Aussie soil, making our nation the vibrant, dynamic Australia that we all live in today.
Aussie Allsorts leaves students with the message that it doesn’t matter which country you come from or what culture you belong to. It’s our shared values that make us all Australian and a peaceful lot of Aussie Allsorts.
Loved the costumes! The songs, music and dances were enjoyed by all. The puppet was a highlight.
– Alyson Talbot, Ranfurly Primary School
Very engaging. Good snippets of historical moments and very relevant to the curriculum. The performers were enthusiastic and great with the kids.
– Jodie Cartwright, Iramoo Primary School
Ages: Suitable for K-6
Show time: 50 minutes + question time at the end
Price: $6.00 per student ($5.45 +$0.55 GST)