Events on 16th Aug 2019
Events for 16th Aug 2019
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Moondyne and Me: The Making of a Bushranger
- Date: 16th August 2019
- Location: Wanneroo Museum, Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo
- Time: 18:00 - 20:00
- Cost: Free but booking essential
In the play John Boyle O’Reilly, freedom fighter and escapologist, returns to Western Australia in search of the true story of Moondyne Joe.
John Bolitho Johns, known here in Western Australia as Moondyne Joe, caught the imagination of Irish Fenian Convict John Boyle O’Reilly. After O’Reilly escaped from Fremantle on an American Whaler he wrote the novel based on Johns adventures that made Moondyne Joe famous.
Together in this play they discuss their experiences here in the Swan River Colony during the 1860’s and 1870’s.