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Jane Harrison In Conversation: The Visitors [The Round]


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The Visitors (1)

Visionary playwright and author Jane Harrison revisits a critical moment in Australia’s history at The Round in Nunawading.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.

About the Event

Author Jane Harrison’s work has captivated audiences globally, earning her international acclaim for plays including Stolen and Rainbow’s End. With an impressive body of work and a deep commitment to promoting and developing First Nations perspectives – Harrison has established herself as an essential voice in the Australian cultural landscape.

Harrison’s most recent work The Visitors reimagines the past through a radical retelling of the events of 26 January 1788 from a First Nations perspective. Premiering on stage in 2020 as part of the Sydney Festival, The Visitors has since evolved from a play into a novel and an opera.

In this wide-ranging and frank conversation with host Daniel James, Harrison discusses the story’s journey across artforms and sheds new light on this critical moment from Australia’s past.

This in-conversation event is the perfect opportunity to hear more insights into the award-winning production of The Visitors. Produced by Moogahlin Performing Arts and Sydney Theatre Company and presented at The Round on 26 and 27 July, tickets are available now.

Jane Harrison will be signing books after the event.


Presented in partnership with The Round


Accessible toilets available

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Registered Assistance Animals welcome

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About the Book

The Visitors

The bookseller for this event is The Kids’ Bookshop.


Jane Harrison

Jane Harrison is descended from the Muruwari people of NSW. Her first play Stolen toured Australia and internationally. Rainbow’s End premiered in 2003 and won the 2012 Drovers Award. The Visitors (play) premiered in 2020 with a new production at the Sydney Opera House in 2023, winning the Sydney ... Read more

Daniel James

Daniel is a Yorta Yorta Melbourne based writer and broadcaster. He is the winner of the 2018 Horne Prize for his essay Ten More Days. Daniel is a contributor to the Saturday Paper IndigenousX, SBS, Crikey, the Age/Sydney Morning Herald, the Guardian and writes weekly for the Politics and hosts the... Read more


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379-399 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading VIC 3131

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