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Performance shots from Stardust and The Mission

22 June 2022

Stardust and The Mission: free double-feature of compelling Australian theatre

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Join us at our Waurn Ponds Campus for a free performance of Stardust + The Mission, an incredible theatre double-feature.


The award-winning story of Col Brain, one of the best jazz musicians of his generation. Thirty years after Col passed away in 1988, his grandson – much-loved ABC presenter, musician and award-winning storymaker Joel Carnegie – discovered a hidden time capsule of his grandfather’s music and memories.

From his humble beginnings as an orphan to the bright lights and promises of Sydney’s Trocadero Club, the story features unforgettably lyrical original music by Australian trumpeter/composer Nadje Noordhuis.

The Mission

Acclaimed Gunditjmara actor and Deakin staff member Tom Molyneux shares the story of Allan McDonald – his great, great uncle and ‘Fighting Gunditjmara’ man from southwest Victoria. Uncle Allan was one of Victoria’s first Aboriginal soldiers to enlist for World War I.

This captivating, rollicking and, at times, confronting monologue traces the account of a soldier at war – at home and abroad.

When: Friday 15 July, 5.30pm
Where: Harold Mitchell Performance Space at NIKERI Institute (Building KC), Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Register now – tickets are free but seats are limited.


Date:15 July 2022
Time:5.30pm – 8.30pm AEDT
Event category:Geelong Waterfront Campus Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Organiser:Deakin University


Venue name:Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Address:75 Pigdons Rd
Waurn Ponds
Phone:(03) 5227 1100
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