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Destiny Deacon

(Australia 1957 – )

Language group
Kuku, East Cape region , Erub, Torres Strait region

Michael Riley

(Australia 06 Jan 1960 – 2004)

Language group
Wiradjuri, Southern Riverine region , Kamilaroi, Northern Riverine region
Title
I don't wanna be a bludger
Year
1999
Media categories
Time-based media, DVD
Materials used
DVD, colour, sound, 30 min
Dimensions
Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2008
Accession number
52.2008
Location
Not on display
Further information

This collaborative work was commissioned for Perspecta 1999 and features the exploits of Delores (played by Destiny Deacon) seeking gainful employment in a variety of occupations. Michael Riley makes a cameo appearance in the film as Uncle Harold, Delores' cousin. The cast also includes members of Deacon's extended family, including the late Lisa Bellear, distinguished writer, radio broadcaster and political activist.

Exhibition history (1)

Country Culture Community (2008-09), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Nov 2008–19 Apr 2009