File F2011 - Newspaper cutting and note about the poem Doomed by Margaret Compton Saunders

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Newspaper cutting and note about the poem Doomed by Margaret Compton Saunders


  • 1979 (Creation)
  • 1942 (Creation)
  • 1939 (Creation)

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1 folder ; 30 cm.

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Kathleen Kinkead Watson was born on 13 January 1911 in Brisbane. She won a scholarship to University of Queensland when it was located in George Street. Kath Watson wrote poetry into the 1980s. She joined the Communist Party in 1940 and was politically active in the labour movement from the 1940s. She worked in the trade union movement including for the Union of Australian Women in fighting for equal pay. She married Harvey Alfred Pete Thomas and it is by her married name, Kath Thomas, that she is most remembered. Throughout the 1970s Watson continued preparing submissions to the Federal Government on the role and status of women. She died on 3 October 1994.

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Previously titled: Miscellaneous papers

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Newspaper cutting of the poem Doomed by Margaret Compton (June) Sauders that Kath Watson removed from the The Courier-Mail, 5 Jan 1939, p. 3. Accompanied by a typescript note written by Kath Thomas in July 1979 about the poem.

Included with the poem and note in an envelope with the handwritten inscription "Enclosed in 1942 Australian Poetry (from Flexmore Hudson) and the Christmas Greetings from Rex Ingamells, and F.H. Jindyworobak 1943", with two small handwritten notes from Rex Ingamells and Flexmore Hudson, thanking Kath Watson for her contribution to poetry.

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Note by Kath Thomas and Flexmore Hudson : In copyright. Can be reproduced for personal research and study. For other uses see About copyright. Please attribute the Fryer Library.

Poem and note by Rex Ingamells: Out of copyright. Able to be reproduced without permission. Please attribute the Fryer Library.

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Revised, Linda Justo, 8-Feb-2024. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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