2014_B-Side “Girl From Cootamundra” – by Robyn Schmitz

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B-SIDE SHORT-FORM

A FAST AND FURIOUS WEEK OF WRITING FOR ABORIGINAL ARTISTS

Initiated in 2013, B-Side is an Urban Theatre Projects initiative for First Nations artists to seed and develop new writing and paving the way for new work. During B-Side, First Nations artists work in close collaboration with one another and industry professionals to develop a short fictional essay/monologue, which is then recorded, post-produced, published on iTunes and programmed for radio.

GIRL FROM COOTAMUNDRA by Robyn Schmitz

A very personal and poignant story about a young Aboriginal girl, Phoebe Carroll, who was stolen as a child and later released from the Cootamundra Girls Home in 1928 to work for a Mosman Family as a house girl on Sydney’s North Shore.

ROBYN SCHMITZ is a local Aboriginal Elder and a Wadjuri woman. Robyn is an active member of the local community who now writes professionally.