Ted Egan - The Anzacs

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Natural born storyteller Ted Egan will be performing The Anzacs: 100 Years On in Story and Song at the Rosebery District School Hall on Friday 27 February at 7:30pm and at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Saturday 27 February at 7:30pm.

Ted Egan worked in various outback postings before embarking on his career as an entertainer. Having written many books, produced over thirty albums and even served as the Governor of the Northern Territory, Ted has a fantastic catalogue of yarns, great music and natural Australian wisdom.

Ted was listed as a “Living National Treasure” in 2002 and nominated as an Officer (AO) in the Order of Australia for “an outstanding record of service to the Aboriginal people and an ongoing contribution to the literary heritage of Australia, through song and verse.”

In this highly entertaining show, The Anzacs: 100 Years on in Story and Song, Ted presents an historical documentation of the Anzacs and the ordinary men, women and children of Australia and New Zealand, forever effected by this tragic episode in world history.

Egan brings a clarity and immediacy to this period by interweaving personal stories, moving songs, a collection of public and personal photos and a historical narrative that speaks directly to the audience.

Burnie Arts & Function Centre Director, Geoff Dobson said, “We are privileged to have an Australian icon of the caliber of Ted Egan performing at our centre and bringing this show to the West Coast as well.”

“The Rosebery performance has been made possible through the artsUNEARTHED program, in partnership with MMG. This program provides access to quality arts experiences for the community through audience development activities, workshops and opportunities to exhibit and perform. Council thanks MMG for their ongoing support of arts in our community.”

For ticket information, or to become a subscriber, please contact the Box Office on 6430 5850 (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm) or visit www.burniearts.net

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: jphillips@burnie.net