Pobasso and the Cucumbers
Pobasso and the Cucumbers - Historical Musical for Schools
School Musical, set 300 years ago, focusing on the cultural and relationship between the Aboriginal people and the Macassan Fishermen.
This is a great story that needs to be told.
If you are a performing arts teacher in a school, this Musical may be perfect for your next stage production.
It is part of Australia's history that is little known. The Aboriginal People of Northern Territory and Northern Queensland developed strong relationships with Seafaring people from other countries for many centuries before European settlement. Many people were drawn to Australia due to the abundance of Sea Cucumbers. These were collected and processed on the Australian Mainland for centuries. They were part of a vibrant and extensive trading system, one that brought them into annual contact with seagoing merchants from Indonesia, and linked them to civilisations as far away as China and Japan.
The plan is create a successful school musical, which is entertaining, light-hearted, full of catchy songs, which tells is set in this historical time and place, and focuses on the cultural links between the Macassan fishermen and the local communities.