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Experience early settlers feelings through spoken word
The Well Versed Poetry Performance Group is presenting a program of poetry readings to coincide with the WA Day public holiday.

These readings are based on an anthology of WA poetry, which was published in book form earlier this year.

This special presentation will occur on Monday 5 June at the Alexandra Hall, next to St Luke' s Church, in Monument Street, Mosman Park.

The selection broadly traces the history of Western Australia expressed through contemporary poems and song, starting from the Swan River settlement in 1829 right through to the present day.

Different themes of colonial work and convict labour in the struggling colony to the gold rush days provides an insight to those tough times.

Later poems cover key events and issues of the 20th century. At the heart of the poems is the effect of white settlement on the first people of the land.

Special guests Ross Bryant (actor and singer) and Michael Wright, (medical researcher at Curtin University and Nyoongar man) will bring to life the words of those who lived through these experiences.

Entry is $20 per person and includes a program with afternoon tea and Q & A at the end. Doors open at 2.00pm with the event from 2.30pm to 4.00pm.

Image by Johannes van Keulen via Wikipedia

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Why? To experience poetry from the early days of Perth
When: 5 June 2017
Phone: 0488 938 501
Where: Alexandra Hall
Cost: $20 per person
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