Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky is a storyteller folk musician who considers the heart of our history to be the relationship between black and white Australians. The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley tracks the epic adventure of a convict’s escape in 1803 from the farthest out-post of the British Empire – Sullivan Bay (Sorrento) on Port Phillip - and explores Buckley’s 32 years with Wathaurong people where he became Murrungurk, a spirit returned from the dead.
Jan has been travelling with his show performing in a variety of venues including Casltemaine, Cororooke, Stieglitz and Albert Park. His most recent performance was in the Scout Hall in Newport on 21 September.
The show was supported by:
Newport Fiddle and Folk Club, Hobsons Bay Council and the local GetUp Reconciliation Group.
Jan is a member of Storytelling Australia (Victoria) and is the master of the history tale. His research is impeccable and his storytelling flawless.
pics: (top to bottom): Arriving early for a front row seat, tuning the banjo, promoting Recognise*, Jan with William Murrungurk Buckley.
*RECOGNISE is the national conversation about updating Australia's constitution to recognise both Indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.