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Native Go Wild, Sydney Opera House | Feature – The Sydney Morning Herald

Native Go Wild | Lenny Ann Low | Wolter Peeters

The darkness beyond the footlights

Normal text size Larger text size Very large text size In the latter part of the 19th and early 20th century the great theatrical circus shows of PT Barnum hid a dark and tragic secret. Behind the lights, spectacle and magic was a history of First Nations circus artists coerced or kidnapped from Australia and the Pacific and forced to perform.

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