Peter Docker has recently returned to Broome from touring a production of Jandamarra to remote Aboriginal communities where he took part in the Corrugated Lines Festival.
In recent years the author has become a de facto ambassador for Aboriginal affairs he speaks four Aboriginal languages - Nyoongar, Yawuru, Bunuba and Arrernte.
Docker was born in Wiilman Country at Narrogin, Western Australia and grew up on a station in Wudjari Country at Coomalbidgup, near Esperance. Docker has had short stories published in Australian literary journals and has written for stage and radio. Docker has performed with the Melbourne Theatre Company, Black Swan Theatre, La Mama, Playbox, Deckchair Theatre and the Perth Theatre Company. He has performed at national festivals such as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Perth Writers’ Festival. His most recent performance was in Jandamarra Sing for Country at the Sydney Opera House. Docker is the author of three novels: Sweet One, Someone Else’s Country and The Waterboys. He lives in Broome.
Click on the link below to watch the world premier of Jandamarra:
To watch his performance of My Town at the recent Corrugated Lines: A festival or words, the annual Broome writiers' festivel follow the below link: