The Bushrangers

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The Bushrangers
Written byHenry Melville
Date premiered29 May 1834[1]
Place premieredHobart
Original languageEnglish

The Bushrangers; or Norwood Vale was the first play with an Australian theme to be published and staged in Australia.[2]

It marked the earliest appearance of blackface in an Australian play.[3]


  1. ^ "Classified Advertising". The Hobart Town Courier (Tas. : 1827 - 1839). Tas.: National Library of Australia. 6 June 1834. p. 3. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  2. ^ E. Flinn, 'Melville, Henry (1799–1873)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University accessed 7 September 2013.
  3. ^ Blackface minstrel shows at Creative spirits accessed 7 Sept 2013

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