Black Diggers

Black Diggers


Tom Wright

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George Street Term Analysis

The busiest and historically most important street in downtown Sydney, where Nigel ends up spinning a sign and handing out flyers after the war, despite his attempts to publicly advocate for Indigenous soldiers.

George Street Quotes in Black Diggers

The Black Diggers quotes below are all either spoken by George Street or refer to George Street. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Australian Nationhood and Indigenous Dispossession Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Playlab edition of Black Diggers published in 2015.
Act Two Quotes

Tarzan. At the Empire. Tarzan, man of the apes. The ape man. Tarzan. Ape. Man. Lowland Gorilla. From Zanzibar. Ape. Man.

He stops, has a surreptitious swig from a bottle. Stands still, watching people rush past him.

Sorry Dad.

Related Characters: Nigel (speaker), Taxidermist
Page Number: 90
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George Street Term Timeline in Black Diggers

The timeline below shows where the term George Street appears in Black Diggers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act Two
Racism Theme Icon
On George Street in downtown Sydney, Nigel wears a costume reading “TARZAN THE APE MAN” and hands out... (full context)