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Oodgeroo Noonuccal Papers File
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Feedback on Shadow sister [motion picture]

Letters and cards from students who saw the film Shadow sister. Shadow sister is a film biography of Aboriginal poet Kath Walker, produced and directed by Frank Heimans, photographed by Geoff Burton and produced by Cinetel Productions. According to the flyer for the film "This film looks intimately at Kath Walker the person, and gives us a glimpse of how the Australian aborigines love and respect all natural aspects of their native land".

Assorted documents and notes

This file includes; various itineraries; leaflets and handouts regarding Expo 88; Kath Walker election material; two flyers and a ribbon with 'ALP Kath Walker for Greenslopes'; Application by Kath Walker and material for Honorary Warden with the Archaeology Branch Department of Aboriginal and Islander Advancement; 1 students notebook with handwritten notes; events and programmes; promotional material on the programme 'Roots'; handwritten shopping lists; 1980 calendar; newspaper cutting from The Telegraph from 21 Nov 1945 of returning prisoners of war, one of whom is Private E. Ruska of Dunwich; a photograph holder (photograph missing) from Lennons Hotel; and handwritten notes by an undetermined author.

Lists of English rhyming and Australian Aboriginal words

Exercise book with 'Rhymes' on cover and inside has lists of various English rhyming words. Collins Red Circle account books with Vivian Walkers' name on the front with page of words in Aboriginal language(s). Tudor Writing Pad with two pages of words in Aboriginal language(s). Small lined notebook with one page of words in Aboriginal language(s).

Kath Walker works of art

Kath Walker drawings: 9 drawings; 2 drawings on card (covered with contact?); Sketch Book (25 cm); Sketch Book (25 x 36 cm); and 1 drawing, sticky taped onto board (signed on back by Kath Walker); One A6 unlined notebook with pencil sketches. In a separate folder: Invitation to an exhibition of Artwork (and fabric design by) Kath Walker, 6 to 15 Jul 1981: 4 typescripts (all annotated) with the price list for the Kath Walker Exhibition, 6 to15 Jul 1981; Program from the Noosa Gallery Society for an Exhibition of Paintings by Kath Walker, 12 to 17 Sep 1981 which includes prices and poems No More Boomerang and Biami; photocopy of invitation list for Kath Walker Exhibition; handwritten list of invitees; Kath Walker Exhibition expenditure (2 copies, annotated).

Cultural organisations

Included in this file is materials, often accompanied by correspondence, such as leaflets, newsletters, minutes of meetings, and reports of activities, that relate to the following: Australian Participation in United States Bicentennial Celebrations; Australian Council of Churches; Australia Council. Public Lending Right Committee; Australian National Anthem Quest; Christian Science Monitor; Conference on Inter-cultural Education; Ethnic Broadcasting Association of Queensland; Festival Music Pty Ltd; Orange Festival of Arts; World Literature Today; Popular Theatre Troupe (includes the following programmes) -- Black Theatre Arts and Culture Centre proudly presents “The Cakeman” by Robert J. Merritt , 9th January thru to 30th, Directed by Bob Maza. -- Aboriginal Mowanjum Dancers Parkerville Amphitheatre: Jan 22-31. Presented by the Aboriginal Theatre Foundation with assistance of the Australian Council for the Arts. --Yeti presents on stage Vietnam, directed by Paul Richards, choreographed by Vivian Walker; Queensland Multicultural Task Force; Queensland Arts Conference; and Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Conference, August 1984 (Kath Walker presented a paper on significant landscapes in the histories of Aboriginal peoples, with special reference to Stradbroke Island)

Writings from admirers and others

Poems and prose from admirers. Some of these writers are not identified. Some were regular correspondents. The writings in this file may also relate to letters from correspondents held elsewhere in the collection.

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander matters

Correspondence, reports, ephemera, and articles have been collected around the areas of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander matters: culture and cultural events; education; politics; rights; welfare; and SEMP (Social Education Materials Project).

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Organisations

Included in these subject files are materials, which may be accompanied by correspondence, such as leaflets, newsletters, minutes of meetings, and reports of activities, that relate to various Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organisations. These organisations are: Aboriginal Aged Persons Homes Trust. -- Aboriginal and Islander Community Health Service Brisbane. -- Australia Council. Aboriginal Arts Board. (1969-1985). -- “Aboriginal Publications Foundation”. -- Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders. -- Foundation for Aboriginal Islander Research Action. -- National Aboriginal Conference (NAC) Secretariat. -- “NAC Election, July 1979, Kath Walker”. -- National Aboriginal Consultative Committee. -- National Aboriginal Writers, Oral Literature and Dramatists Association (NAWOLDA). -- Victorian Aboriginal Education Consultative Group and Camp Jungai Co-operative Limited. -- Woollah Project, Kewdale, Western Australia.

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