Australia: Cook to Mabo to…
Is our conversation, our reconciliation.
This is our story, our voices, our history, some lore. 60,000 plus years of sunrises, sunsets, journeys. “Dreaming”. In 1770 when Cook first entered Botany Bay with Banks, and the lie of Terra Nullius began, there was up to 1.7 million Aboriginals in their Country.
For some, “the Brits won” when Phillip landed in 1788 and the old Empire slogan that “everything on the map that’s pink” was the fallback position right up to the early 1970s. But this is a much different country. Or is it?
Why do Knights and Dames still walk this land? The Bunyip Aristocracy is alive and flourishing. Australia Day celebrates a British event not Australian. The Australian Flag still has the British flag in the corner, how does that square with reconciliation. This is a Country with too many “Captain’s Picks” and not enough consultation. Australia needs a Charter of Rights, the Parliaments have too long lived with the old British tradition of being sovereign, it is long past time for the people, all the people of this country to become sovereign.
About the series…
Australia: Cook to Mabo to…
Six one-hour television episodes, a two-hour movie, fifteen, 20minute school segments with teacher guides, one and 3 minute Aussie moments – an E Book and many more options.
Multi-Platform, Multi format, Multi Length
A mix of mostly stories with some animation, green screen/modelling, stock footage, and some dramatic re-enactment as we re-create our past, as we glimpse the future.
Production will occur over the next 18 months to 2 years. On some shoots, we will promote and live stream on facebook, once or twice a month, and encourage and answer live questions. This live streaming will be expanded and promoted during and following production.
Contribute to Australia: Cook to Mabo to…
We are seeking donations to help with the production of Australia: Cook to Mabo to…
Australia: Cook to Mabo to… is Australia’s story. Our communities story. It’s a conversation, an understanding, a learning, a story not told. So much of our history since the Change has been massaged and managed. Australian history has been mostly told and written by the white settlers. There are many gaps and untruths in our history. Sometimes looking back is not pretty, but this story must be told, and perhaps it forms a part of our country’s reconciliation.
We need your financial support to help with this production. Our award-winning production team ensures Australia: Cook to Mabo to… is spectacular, informative and gripping. Our research has identified over one hundred Australians who will form this national conversation.
We need your support financially and by becoming involved with suggestions and story ideas. We will encourage schools and communities across the country to participate, this is a community project.
The right Australian corporate partner/sponsor is also welcome. Corporate involvement in our project will add to audience awareness, community involvement and sponsor recognition. Your donation, can start from as low as $15, maximum contribution $500. All your donations with be matched by the production company
Contributing to Australia: Cook to Mabo to… will help us reach into many Australian communities to tell Australia’s story. Australian’s knowledge of our history is scant. A lack of knowledge perpetuates a lack of understanding. Australia: Cook to Mabo to… is a gift, a celebration
Contribute by clicking DONATE NOW below, or beginning June 30 2017; Crowdfunding, https://igg.me/at/cooktomabo
Thanks, John Thomson, Gary Hoy