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Oodgeroo Noonuccal Papers File
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'Unpublished poems and stories, copies only, for America'

The original folder had the title 'Unpublished poems and stories, copies only, for America'. It contains a list of stories and poems (2 copies) with handwritten details for Kath Walker. The poems: ‘Blue Crane’, ‘Mangrove Bird’, ‘Minjerriba’, ‘Butcher Bird’, ‘Moongalba Peacocks’, ‘Credit and Loss’, ‘The Golden Voice’, ‘Oration’, ‘On Trugganner’, ‘Papua New Guinea’, ‘Bluff Mountain’, ‘Little Bean’, ‘Hari Sastra’, ‘Iban Longhouse’, ‘Yussef (Hi-jacker)’, ‘Commonplace’, ‘Exile’, ‘Grey Gum’, and ‘Sister Poet’. An extra poem, not on the list is included: 'Son of a son of mine'. Short stories: ‘Wail Rock’, ‘No horses for a month’, ‘Ole Mick’, ‘The Bunyip’, ‘Black Jimmy's Crime’, ‘We Look after our Own’, ‘I feared old Kindarra’

Artbank

Correspondence relating to Kath Walkers involvement with Artbank. She was invited to be part of the Artbank board in 1984. Includes agenda and minutes from the Artbank Board Meeting (6 Sep 1984) and an Artfile from 1984.

Arts organisations

Letters from various Arts organisations such as The Acting Company; Adelaide Festival; Artists for Peace; The Australian Society for Education through the Arts; Brisbane Children's Theatre; Brisbane Community Arts Centre; La Boite Theatre; Community Arts Network of Queensland; Popular Theatre Troupe; Warana Festival; Women's Art Movement; Woolloomooloo Cultural Festival.

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.

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups and organisations, B to N

This file includes letters (often only one letter) from various Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups and organisations to Kath Walker because of her association with them and/or because of her status within the community. Some also sent form letters or flyers. Includes: Black Protest Committee; Black Womens' Action; Bundaberg and District Aboriginal and Islanders Housing and Advancement Society; Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Inc. ; Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service; Central Australian Aboriginal Support Group - Maralinga Campaign; Coranderrk Aboriginal Cemetery; Council for Civil Liberties; Council for Aboriginal Organisations; Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action (F.A.I.R.A.); Geelong Aboriginal Support Group; Queensland Indigenous Peoples Trust; Murrin Bridge Human Development Project; National Aboriginal Conference; National Aborigines' Day Observance Committee (NADOC); National Aboriginal and Islander Health Organisation; National Aboriginal Education Committee; National Aboriginal Sports Foundation; National Aboriginal TV Forum; National Aboriginal Writers, Oral Literature and Dramatists Association (N.A.W.O.L.D.A.); National Campaign for Land Rights and Self-Management in Queensland; North Coast Aboriginal Education Consultative Group.

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups and organisations, O to Y

This file includes letters (often only one letter) from various Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups and organisations to Kath Walker because of her association with them and/or because of her status within the community. Some also sent form letters or flyers. Includes: Origin Aboriginal Children's Welfare Fund; Pitjantjatjara Appeal; Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Inc.; Victorian Aboriginal Education Consultative Group; Yipirinya School Council.

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups and organisations, [beginning with] A

This file includes letters (often only one letter) from various Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups and organisations to Kath Walker because of her association with them and/or because of her status within the community. Some also sent form letters or flyers. Includes: Aboriginal Arts Advisory Committee; Aboriginal Aged Persons Homes Trust; Aboriginal Aged Housing; Aboriginal and Islander Education; Aboriginal Artists Agency; Aboriginal Action; Aboriginal Women's Task Force; Aboriginal Council for the Arts; Aborigines Advancement League Victoria; Aboriginal and Islanders Catholic Council; Aboriginal and Islander Child Care Agency; Aboriginal and Islander Community Health Service Brisbane Ltd; Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders Corporation (Q.E.A.) for Legal Services; Aboriginal Development Commission; Aboriginal Hostels Limited; Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Scheme; Aboriginal Languages Association; Aboriginal Publications Foundation Inc.; Aboriginal Treaty Support Group (Tasmania); Aboriginal Writers, Oral Literature and Dramatists Association of W. A. (AWOLDA); Action for Aboriginal Rights; Anglican Ministry to Aborigines and Islanders of Central Queensland; Awabakal Newcastle Aboriginal Co-op Ltd; and Abschol.

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.

Autobiographical and biographical material

This file includes:
Curriculum Vitae of Kath Walker, Managing Director of the Moongalba Noonuccal-Nughie Education and Cultural Centre, 1978;
'Sidelights on a profile ... Kath Walker. C/M 3 June 1981';
Exercise book with 'Biography' on cover which has the handwritten story that starts 'On November 3rd 1920, two events took place at...';
Typescript autobiography that starts with a poem 'When the white glug contemptuously...' (8 pages, page 3 missing);
Typescript copy with heading 'Kathleen Jean Mary Walker' that begins 'On November 3rd, 1920 two events took place...' (4 pages) with poem 'Song of hope' attached;
Handwritten notes for curriculum vitae;
Photocopy of 1 page biography from book (unknown);
'Kath Walker story' by Bruce Dickson, June 9 1981;
3 cards (13 x 21 cm) with handwritten notes (on both sides) about 'Florries Place and the beach at Dunwich' 16 Nov 1976;
1 page (21 cm) with handwriting that begins 'A biography of Kath Walker as an example of the role of aboriginal women...' (undated);
13 pages (21 cm) with handwriting that begins 'That the small black baby girl born in....' (undated);
6 pages of handwritten notes.

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