No Sugar

No Sugar

by

Jack Davis

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A city in southwestern Australia. The Millimurra-Munday family lives on the Government Well Aboriginal Reserve, which is adjacent to the city.
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Northam Term Timeline in No Sugar

The timeline below shows where the term Northam 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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...to represent 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... (full context)
Act 1, Scene 2
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On the street in Northam, Sergeant Carrol interrupts Frank as he rolls a cigarette. Although Frank is camping out with... (full context)
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...that he has had trouble finding a new location to serve as a reserve for Northam’s Aboriginal population. A man has protested the proposed site because he “claims he wouldn’t be... (full context)
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Gran and Milly arrive at the Northam police station to collect their rations, interrupting the Sergeant’s call. He and Neville hang up,... (full context)
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Back in Northam, the Sergeant gives Milly and Gran their rations: flour, sugar, meat, fat drippings for cooking,... (full context)
Act 1, Scene 3
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...Streak, a dog who, before the police shot him, caught “meat for every blackfella in Northam.” (full context)
Act 1, Scene 5
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Jimmy, Sam, and Frank stand trial in a courthouse in Northam. The Sergeant and a local farmer, JP, act as the prosecution. Frank pleads guilty with... (full context)
Act 1, Scene 7
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Neville has Miss Dunn call Sergeant Carrol in Northam. Jimmy interrupts her as she waits for the call to connect. He wants train fare... (full context)
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In Northam, Milly and Gran and arrive at the station. Gran tells the Constable that she demands... (full context)
Act 1, Scene 9
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...he talks, he is interrupted by a knock. The Sergeant has taken a train from Northam to visit him. The Sergeant sits, and Neville announces that a doctor examined the Aboriginal... (full context)
Act 2, Scene 6
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...they will not get it.  Joe decides they should run away and get married in Northam, where he can show her his home. (full context)
Act 3, Scene 2
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Sergeant Carroll intercepts Joe and Mary as they walk down the street in Northam. He doesn’t understand why Joe is back in town. Joe asks why the Sergeant burned... (full context)
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...up rations, but the Sergeant says that, since the entire Aboriginal community has “shifted out,” Northam no longer gives out rations. Joe complains he was not shifted but “booted out.” He... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 3
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...She connects him to Neville. Neville wants to know how many Aboriginal Australians are in Northam, but the Sergeant insists it is only Mary and Joe. The Sergeant says they’re not... (full context)
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In Northam, the Sergeant ropes the Constable into helping him pick up Joe and Mary. He struggles... (full context)
Act 3, Scene 4
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Later that day, Sergeant Carroll and Constable Kerr approach Joe in the streets of Northam. The Sergeant produces a warrant for Joe’s arrest. Joe is confused, as he and Mary... (full context)
Act 4, Scene 9
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...him and reads it to him. The document declares that Joe will not return to Northam, and if he does, he will be brought back to Moore River. Joe clarifies that... (full context)
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...him and Mary leave Moore River, with the condition that they do not return to Northam. Billy thinks they should return anyway, as “that is your country.” (full context)
Act 4, Scene 10
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...a frying pan, mugs, onions, potatoes, and fat. Joe says he is going back to Northam, and Gran warns him to be careful. David offers Joe his pocketknife, but Joe turns... (full context)