Cleverman: an Indigenous TV superhero fighting racism and white supremacy

Malory Nye
Aug 15, 2017 · 14 min read
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Hunter Page-Lochard as Koen West, the Cleverman

I realised I wanted to create an Indigenous superhero that [my son] could connect to like he does any other superhero.


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Tasma Walton (Araluen) and Val Weldon (Jyra), being removed by the Containment Authority (CA)
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Rarriwuy Hick as Latani, a Hairy adolescent

In Cleverman, the only moral place to be is standing with the Hairypeople.

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Deborah Mailman as Linda and Rob Collins as Waruu
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Jada Alberts as Nerida


‘always was, always will be, Indigenous land’




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