Our Country’s Good


Timberlake Wertenbaker

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Our Country’s Good: Act Two, Scene Four Summary & Analysis

The Aboriginal Australian once again appears alone on stage, this time saying that the arrival of the British is “a dream no one wants.” “How can we befriend this crowded, hungry and disturbed dream?” he wonders.
Although Our Country’s Good doesn’t focus much on the ways that the British have intruded upon Australia’s indigenous population, Wertenbaker makes sure to periodically remind readers that regardless of what’s going on with the primary characters, the entire play is set against a backdrop of violence and exploitation.
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