Screenprint, printed in colour from eight stencils, 77 x 52 cm. University of Wollongong Archives Collection.
Background: Wendy Richardson was a school teacher and community worker before she began writing professionally in 1986. Slacky Flat was the third play Richardson wrote for Theatre South. The play is set in Bulli where Slacky Flat became the site of a camp of temporary dwellings during the Great Depression of the 1930’s. This period saw the downturn of the steel industry at Port Kembla, recession in the Southern Mining Districts, and dole riots. In 2005 Richardson was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the arts and to the community as a playwright and producer, particularly through chronicling the social, cultural and political history of events affecting the Illawarra region.
Copyright: Gregor Cullen