Pecan Summer is Australia's first Aboriginal Opera. It tells the story of the 1939 Cummeragunja walk-off and of a pivotal point in black history, when my grandfather Jack PATTEN was arrested for inciting people to leave the Aboriginal Mission Station at Cummeragunja.
Click here for Part 1 in a two part documentary focusing on the development of the opera, and the search for potential Aboriginal opera stars to fill the roles. The documentary was made as part of the Message Stick program on ABC Television.
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