The historic train that ran from Port Hedland to Marble Bar from 1911 to 1952 is the inspiration for an all-singing, all-dancing interactive theatre show that has been awarded a regional grant to undertake a tour of the Pilbara.
All Aboard the Spinifex Express is a partnership between IBN Corporation (IBN), Regional Development Australia (RDA) Pilbara, and the Connecting Early Years Networks Project, an initiative of the Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS).
This regional tour has been funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Program administered by the Department of Culture and the Arts in consultation with the Department of Regional Development.
Initiated by Aboriginal corporation, IBN, as a piece of early childhood theatre, All Aboard the Spinifex Express follows the sidings and waterholes on the track from Port Hedland to Marble Bar using song and dance to teach children about Aboriginal language and the animals that call the Pilbara home. The performance is aimed at children under six.