This project has been supported by the National Council for the Centenary of Federation. Centenary of Federation Play Kit

An ICCUP in AustrAlien History

What is the Centenary of Federation Play Kit?
A crisis of intergalactic proportions is about
to threaten Australia, Planet Earth.

Students take up the compelling challenge of saving Australia from oblivion in this science-fiction play. Smithy (Sir Charles Kingsford Smith) has been propelled through time to the Intergalactic Court of Appeal in the year 2038 to undertake an appeal on behalf of Australia. With the aid of a time-travel-package-tour Smithy can collect significant Australians (the Witnesses) to give evidence supporting Australia’s appeal. The Witnesses are chosen for their achievements, and each represents one of six themes:

Advance Australia
Australians all
Girt by sea
Golden soil, wealth for toil
Nature’s gifts
Young and free

Back at the Intergalactic Court of Appeal, the Witnesses give their evidence. They relate events selected from their respective themes. The events are episodes of Australian history from the century since Federation that aim to demonstrate that Australia has sufficient cause for pride to warrant its place in the space-time continuum.

What is the Centenary of Federation Playkit?

 

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