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Oodgeroo Noonuccal Papers
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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.

Denis and Vivian Walker material

Documents that relate to Denis Walker: Petition to Kath Walker to support the release of Denis Walker on bail; 'Letter to U.S.A.' by Denis B. Walker, 27 Jan 1982; letter regarding the 4th Sofia International writers meeting by Denis B. Walker, 19 Aug 1982; and article by Denis Walker titled 'The White Australian Psych'.
Documents relating to Vivian Walker: play script 'Urinchitta (Spark of fire)' by Vivian Walker (12 leaves); and 'Oodgeroo' by Vivian Walker (22 leaves). Also included in this file is a petition and forms requesting birth and marriage certificates by Vivian Walker from 17 Aug 1984.

Walker, Denis Bruce, 1947-

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.

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".

Material connected to Shadow sister [motion pitcture]

This file includes letters, flyers, media releases, story outline for film, reservation forms to 'attend the screening of the film and meet Kath Walker' and newspaper cuttings relating to the film Shadow Sister. Shadow Sister : a film biography of Aboriginal Poet Kath Walker, M.B.E. was produced and directed by Frank Heinmans of Cinetel Productions. The film premiered at the Sydney Opera House in November 1977 to 6000 people, mostly school children.

Personal documents

Included in this series: autobiographical and biographical material, which includes the film Shadow sister; an address book; a diary; personal financial information; material by or relating to her sons, Denis and Vivian; notebook with rhyming words; notebooks with Aboriginal words; and unidentified material, most with Kath's' handwriting.

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).

Works of art

This series includes sketchbooks and loose sketches by Kath Walker and others. These sketches are in pencil, felt pen and crayon.

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