Black Diggers

Black Diggers


Tom Wright

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Callan Park Term Analysis

The historic Callan Park Hospital for the Insane was New South Wales’s largest insane asylum. Nigel ends up institutionalized there at the very end of the play, after the Australian government and media ignore his eloquent writings on the plight of Indigenous soldiers.
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Callan Park Term Timeline in Black Diggers

The timeline below shows where the term Callan Park appears in Black Diggers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act Two
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At the Callan Park psychiatric hospital in 1951, a nurse wheels a sleeping man past Nigel and asks if... (full context)