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This series consists of both published and unpublished works by Oodgeroo Noonuccal and contains poetry, short stories, play scripts, speeches and reports.


Ephemera, newspaper cuttings, miscellaneous items relating to radical politics, labour movements, and student activities, including some theatre productions.

Something in the blood [short story collection] (1979)

This series contains drafts, notes, newspaper cuttings, and correspondence. Something in the blood was published by University of Queensland Press (UQP) in 1979. Consisting of fifteen (15) short stories set in Papua New Guinea before its Independence. The short story Drowning was first published in the New Guinea Quarterly, vol. 10, no. 3, 1975-76. Some stories contain short passages in Pidgin. The stories deal with the themes of local customs, attitudes, acts of aggression, missionaries, loneliness, and racism. Includes drafts, cuttings of reviews from journals and magazine, scripts of radio plays adapted from the stories, and related correspondence.

Friends of Daphne Mayo Papers

After the death of Daphne Mayo on 31 July 1982, a group of friends decided to commemorate her public work for art in Queensland. Those involved included: Lloyd Rees, Professor Robert Cummings, Robert Haines, Judith McKay, Mim Shaw, sculptor colleagues, art dealers, and members of Mayo and Lahey families. From this, the Queensland Art Gallery agreed to have a casting done in bronze from 'Susannah' a plaster model by Mayo; and Judith McKay wrote Daphne Mayo : a tribute to her work for art in Queensland which was published by The Friends of Daphne Mayo in 1983.

Mim Shaw was one of the organisers of the 'Friends of Daphne Mayo' group, and her address was used in correspondence for the group. Mim wrote and/or drafted correspondence regarding the Judith McKay booklet, fundraising for it, promoting it and sending it to people and libraries as required.


Handwritten personal diaries of Glenn Cooke covering the period 1980 to 2006.


The series includes manuscript and typescript drafts, notes, research material, publicity material, and related correspondence for Carey's published and unpublished novels.

Academic papers

This series contains correspondence, notes, posters and documents dating from 1972 to 1994 that relate to Ian Sinnamon's professional activity as an academic and lecturer at the Architecture Department (School of Architecture) at The University of Queensland.

Sinnamon, Ian T.

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