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Rachael Maza Rachael Maza i(A125304 works by) (a.k.a. Rachael Maza Long; Rachael Long)
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Yidiny / Yidindji people
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1 1967 Was a Moment When It Seemed Easier to Tell the Truth. We Need Another Such Moment Rachael Maza , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 27 May 2017;
'There have been few improvements for Indigenous people since the 1967 referendum – recognising us in the constitution won’t change that.'
1 3 y separately published work icon Which Way Home Katie Beckett , 2016 9825789 2016 single work drama

'Look at those trees. They’re Brigalow trees. We use the leaves for smoking. In winter when the dew settles in, it makes the trees sparkle white, like diamonds in the desert.'

'Tash and her Dad are going on a road trip. Home to country, where the sky is higher and the world goes on forever.'

'It’s a long way from the wide streets and big old houses of Tash’s childhood. Two Black faces in a very white suburb. Dad still thinks he’s the king of cool, but he’s an old fella now. It’s time for Tash to take him home.'

'Which Way Home' draws on writer Katie Beckett’s personal memories of growing up with her single Aboriginal father. (Source: Ilbijerri Theatre Company website)

1 13 Beautiful One Day Paul Dwyer , Eamon Flack , Rachael Maza , David Williams , 2012 single work drama

'Palm Island. An Aboriginal man is arrested, allegedly for insulting a police officer. Within 90 minutes, he lies dead on the watchhouse floor, his liver cleaved in two. The community protests, the police station is torched. A Senior Sergeant stands trial for manslaughter but is acquitted. Questions are raised about manipulation of evidence and a court suppression order. A protestor, jailed for inciting a riot, is out on parole on condition that he speaks to no-one.

"Beautiful One Day" is a theatrical documentary made by a group of Australians (black and white) seeking to interpret these events against the full sweep of the island's history. It seeks to grasp the ordinariness of brutality, charting the course of repression, resistance and racism but also the astonishing resilience of the people who call Palm Island home.' Source: www.belvoir.com.au/ (Sighted 12/10/2011).

1 2 of Us : Lisa Maza and Rachael Maza Long Lisa Maza , Rachael Maza , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 20 March 2010; (p. 10)
1 3 Sisters of Gelam Lisa Maza , Rachael Maza , 2009 single work drama

'Weaving together a heady mix of live music, theatre & puppetry, Sisters of Gelam is the writing debut of Rachael Maza Long and her sister Lisa Maza - "The Maza Sisters". A duo well known for their soulful brand of acoustic tunes and island harmonies, the girls are both also highly accomplished actors in Australian theatre, film & TV.

'Inspired by the two sisters' very personal experiences as the daughters of a black father and white mother, stories from the past and the present are intertwined to present a poignant exploration of the journey to reconcile cultures and celebrate heritage.'

Source: Malthouse Theatre website, http://www.malthousetheatre.com.au/
Sighted: 11/11/2009

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