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No Sugar

by

Jack Davis

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Government Well Aboriginal Reserve Term Analysis

A settlement in southwestern Australia where the Millimurra-Munday family lives at the beginning of the play. It is adjacent to the town of Northam.

Government Well Aboriginal Reserve Quotes in No Sugar

The No Sugar quotes below are all either spoken by Government Well Aboriginal Reserve or refer to Government Well Aboriginal Reserve. 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:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Currency Press edition of No Sugar published in 1998.
Act 1, Scene 10 Quotes

CONSTABLE: You’re being transferred to the Moore River Native Settlement.

GRAN: I ain’t goin’.

CONSTABLE: You’re all goin’. You’re under arrest.

GRAN: What for? We done nothin’ wrong.

SERGEANT: It’s for health reasons. Epidemic of skin disease.

JIMMY: Bullshit, I’ll tell you why we’re goin’.

CONSTABLE: You wouldn’t know.

JIMMY: You reckon blackfellas are bloody mugs. Whole town knows why we’re goin’. ‘Coz wetjalas in this town don’t want us ’ere, don’t want our kids at the school, with their kids, and old Jimmy Mitchell’s tight ’coz they reckon Bert ’Awke’s gonna give him a hidin’ in the election.

Related Characters: James “Jimmy” Munday (speaker), Gran Munday (speaker), Sergeant Carrol (speaker), Constable Kerr (speaker), Jimmy Mitchell
Page Number: 50
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Government Well Aboriginal Reserve Term Timeline in No Sugar

The timeline below shows where the term Government Well Aboriginal Reserve appears in No Sugar. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1, Scene 1
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...a huge swatch of Western Australia. On one side is the town of Northam and Government Well Aboriginal Reserve, where the Millimurra-Munday family lives. On the other side is the Moore River... (full context)
Act 1, Scene 3
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It is evening at the Government Well Reserve. Cissie prepares a damper (a kind of bread) for dinner. Joe and David play... (full context)
Act 1, Scene 6
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The scene opens in Government Well Reserve. Gran builds a fire, David prepares for school, and Milly cooks breakfast—fried fat and... (full context)
Act 1, Scene 8
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At the Government Well Reservation, Jimmy repairs shoes as Gran and Milly sew. Sam and Joe enter and sit.... (full context)
Act 1, Scene 9
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...him. The Sergeant sits, and Neville announces that a doctor examined the Aboriginal community at Government Well and found them to be “rotten with scabies.” Because of this, they will all be... (full context)
Act 1, Scene 10
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Cissie checks David for lice as Milly and Gran sew at their home in Government Well . The group is interrupted by the Sergeant and Constable, who arrive with Jimmy, Joe,... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 1
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Joe and Mary arrive at Government Well Aboriginal Reserve. The camp has been torched, and there is nothing left. Joe points out... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 2
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...Sergeant tells Joe he doesn’t care where he camps as long as he isn’t at Government Well . Joe spitefully points out that he couldn’t if he wanted to, and leaves with... (full context)