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Harbour  

Harbour $20.90 ex GST
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On the Wednesday before Easter, 1998, a few hundred metres away from the site of the new Sydney Theatre, one of the most dramatic events in recent Australian history transpired. It was the culmination of a tightly planned scheme between the Federal Government and a stevedoring company to smash the Maritime Union of Australia—the 'wharfies'. This explosive industrial dispute provides the backdrop for Thomson’s gripping new drama. Sandy, a retired wharfie, comes home after six year’s absence to find his family divided. His kids have moved on, and aren't necessarily on his side of the political divide. His wife avoids being in the same room as him. The world has changed, and it seems he no longer has a place in it. But he’s a battler, with a burning desire to unite his family and set the past to rights.


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Cast : 6M, 4F
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Currency Press | 978-0-86819-756-2 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB

Author

KATHERINE THOMSON began her career in the theatre as an actor. For the stage she has written Harbour, Navigating, Diving for Pearls, Barmaids, Mavis Goes to Timor and Wonderlands all published by Currency. Other plays performed by leading theatre companies include Kayak, A Sporting Chance, Darlinghurst Nights and This Hospital is My Country. She has also written extensively for television where her credits include Grass Roots, Blackjack, Wildside, Fallen Angels, Halifax fp, GP and Something in the Air.

She has been nominated for five New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, winning for Harbour and three Australian Film Institute Awards and has won multiple AWGIEs — three in 2006 alone, two as co-writer of the television series Answered by Fire and a third for her screenplay for the film Unfolding Florence — The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst. She has been Vice-President of the Australian Writers’ Guild and President of Sydney PEN. In 2005 she received the ANPC Award for her contribution to the Australian theatre industry.

For a rich guide to understanding more about the work of Katherine Thomson visit the 'What I wrote' series website where you can download Teacher's Notes, watch a trailer for the DVD and read information on the authors.

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