No Sugar

No Sugar

by

Jack Davis

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A white farmer who has traveled to Northam looking for work. Frank has a wife and children who he has not seen for many months. Because of the depression, he’s been unable to find employment, and has been unable to send money home. Frank befriends Jimmy and Sam, and provides them with alcohol in exchange for their friendship and the meals they’ve shared with him. He is taken to court for purchasing alcohol for Aboriginals, and is sentenced to six weeks of hard labor.
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Frank Brown Character Timeline in No Sugar

The timeline below shows where the character Frank Brown appears in No Sugar. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1, Scene 2
Government, Civilization, and Religion Theme Icon
On the street in Northam, Sergeant Carrol interrupts Frank as he rolls a cigarette. Although Frank is camping out with a group of other... (full context)
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Jimmy was discovered drunk, and the Sergeant suggests that Frank bought him alcohol. The Sergeant warns Frank that, although Jimmy only received a warning, next... (full context)
Racism, Discrimination, and Colonial Violence  Theme Icon
Government, Civilization, and Religion Theme Icon
The Sergeant suggests Frank leaves town, but he doesn’t want to go. He’s looked for work all over the... (full context)
Government, Civilization, and Religion Theme Icon
Frank exits the stage, and the Sergeant enters the police station. Across the stage, Miss Dunn... (full context)
Act 1, Scene 3
Racism, Discrimination, and Colonial Violence  Theme Icon
White Australians vs. the Aboriginal Family Unit Theme Icon
Jimmy, Billy, and Frank return to camp drunk. Milly and Gran follow behind. Jimmy complains about the soap rations... (full context)
White Australians vs. the Aboriginal Family Unit Theme Icon
...old bike he has spent the day repairing. Milly serves everyone damper and rabbit stew. Frank is grateful for the meal and the meat. Jimmy drinks as the others eat. (full context)
Government, Civilization, and Religion Theme Icon
Jimmy tells the group that Frank used to have his own farm. Frank verifies this, but explains that “between the rabbits…a... (full context)
Racism, Discrimination, and Colonial Violence  Theme Icon
White Australians vs. the Aboriginal Family Unit Theme Icon
...pushing Jimmy and telling him to cut it out. The two men begin to fight. Frank recognizes that the police might come, which will put him in danger, so he says... (full context)
Act 1, Scene 5
White Australians vs. the Aboriginal Family Unit Theme Icon
Jimmy, Sam, and Frank stand trial in a courthouse in Northam. The Sergeant and a local farmer, JP, act... (full context)