The National Black Theatre begins

The National Black Theatre begins in Redfern. The original concept for the theatre grows out of political struggles for Aboriginal rights. They hold workshops in modern dancing, tribal dancing, writing for theatre, karate and photography, and provided a venue for new Aboriginal drama. It also runs drama classes under Brian Syron who conducts the first of a planned series of six-week fulltime workshops for his students who included Jack Davis, Freddie Reynolds, Maureen Watson, Lillian Crombie, and Hyllus Maris. Aileen Corpus is acting in productions. These people go on to become well known in the Aboriginal community for their work in the Australian theatre and film industries.  (V20, ‘I got to do my dreams’)

  • Lillian Crombie