Moorla-Na Bulla Woola Boolangul

Written by Theona Councillor and family
Directed by Eva Grace Mullaley

A lyrical and cathartic community-focused work.

Date: 21 – 29 Oct 2022 | Venue: Bootenal Springs, Geraldton

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Where: Bootenal Springs, Geraldton

When: 21 – 29 October 2022

Note: Recommended for ages 15+


Playwright: Theona Councillor, in association with Derek Councillor (storyholder) and Raelene Councillor

Dramaturg/Director: Eva Grace Mullaley

Composer: Theona Councillor

Dramaturg: Tamati Smith

Musical Director/Mentor: Wayne Freer

Movement Directors: Raelene Councillor and Janine Oxenham

Cast: Bruce Denny




The first work to have come out of Yirra Yaakin’s Geraldton Writers Group

Moorla-Na Bulla Woola Boolangul will be the first play by new playwright Theona Councillor, in collaboration with her family.

Moorla-Na Bulla Woola Boolangul by Theona Councillor and family is a lyrical, cathartic and community focused work about healing from great grievances of history. Exploring the impact of the 1854 massacre of the Naagula people at Pelican Springs/Boolangul (colonially known as Bootenal Springs). As an outdoors, community developed work it is of a large scale and incorporates music, traditional dance and text – all in rhyming prose.

This show is about engaging with and empowering the Yamatji community to tell their stories and explore ways that everyone in the City of Greater Geraldton can heal as a community. It is a beautiful, lyrical, cultural work written by award winning Musician, Naaguja/ Wardandi/ Bubbulman woman Theona Councillor in cooperation with her cousins and elders.

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