Woolgathering: An Original Three-Act Farce

oake-woolgathering-a4.pdf

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Title

Woolgathering: An Original Three-Act Farce

Subject

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Indigenous Australians
Bush Life
Paranormal and Spiritual

Description

Play Length: Three Acts
Synopsis: Kathleen Rawlins invites a party of people to visit her brother's station and pretend to be buyers, so as to get a better price out of Perry, a potential buyer, at auction. The psychic Phoebe Trelawney comes also, pretending to look for gold on the station by means of dowsing. After a great deal of knock-about humour, including an unconvincing impersonation by Gavin of a La Paz rancher and the fake manifestation of a unquiet spirit, Fenway decides not to sell the station after all and he and Ilma fall in love.
Setting:
I Room in Dennis' Beachside Flat. Afternoon of an early spring day.
II.i Sitting room of the Homestead at Curradurrabubulla. Late afternoon a few days later.
II.ii Verandah of the homestead. Two weeks later. Afternoon.
III The same. The same night.
Characters:
ILMA WRIGHT
DENNIS FROWLEY, her cousin
GAVIN COURTNEY
KATHLEEN RAWLINS
HELEN FABER
MRS PHOEBE TRELAWNEY, a psychic woman
FENWAY RAWLINS, Kathleen's brother
MR ALEC PERRY JACK, an Aboriginal rouseabout

Creator

Oakes, Russell J.

Source

NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection

Publisher

[not stated in UNE collection record]

Date

1935

Contributor

University of New England Library, New South Wales, Australia

Rights

No known copyright restrictions

Relation

NUNE: Campbell Howard Collection

Format

PDF 8.87MB

Language

en

Type

Text

Identifier

oake-woolgathering-a4.pdf

Coverage

Australia; 1920-1955

Collection

Citation

Oakes, Russell J., “Woolgathering: An Original Three-Act Farce,” Campbell Howard Project, accessed May 19, 2024, https://campbell-howard-collection.une.edu.au/items/show/15.