NORPA presents My Cousin Frank

24 August 2024
2pm or 7.30pm
From $30-$59
Star Court Theatre
126 Molesworth Street, Lismore
(02) 6622 0300

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Francis ‘Frank’ Roberts spent his entire life fighting. A boxing champion, he was the first Aboriginal Olympian, and respected for his contribution to the ‘sweet science’ in Australia. Outside the ring, the man they called “Honest Frank” fought tirelessly for his family and culture.

Join Rhoda Roberts AO for an evening of personal storytelling as she shares tales of her first cousin Frank, a Widjabul Wia-bal and Githabul man from Cubawee.

Rhoda brings the fighting spirit of Frank and her mob to life on stage as she recalls a family’s journey from the tumultuous era of dispersal and silence to navigating a world controlled by Government policy.

These are important stories about the places we call home, our shared past, and aspirations for a better tomorrow. With a great mix of nostalgia, empathy, and humour, My Cousin Frank sheds light on the history of the Northern Rivers.

This event has been made to develop the new NORPA production FIRST ABORIGINAL OLYMPIAN, coming to the stage in 2025. Be part of the creative journey!

Buy tickets here.


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