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Oodgeroo Noonuccal Papers
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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.

Bound typescript 'Stories and play' Kath Walker

Bound typescript titled 'Stories and play' by Kath Walker, containing: ‘The Rosary beads’, ‘Ole Mick’, ‘No Horses for a Month’, ‘Polly Anne Lou’, ‘Skid Row’, ‘Black Jimmy's Crime’, ‘The Boarders’, ‘The Photo’, ‘Obsession’, ‘Making the Grade’, ‘The Colour Question’, ‘The Man-Hunt, a Play’.

Cash receipt book

Cash receipt book for Moongalba to provide receipts for cash donations. Six receipts have been issued from 30 Jul 1972 to 22 Feb 1974? and signed by Kath Walker.

Contracts with Thomas Nelson and Drafts of 'The Drunken Rhyme' [novel]

The original folder was titled 'Contracts, Novels'. It contains two copies of a contract between Kath Walker and Thomas Nelson for a literary work to be entitled 'New poems', undated. In the folder are two typescript drafts of the novel 'The Drunken Rhyme' (one copy with 10 chapters and one with 11).

Correspondence

This series contains a large amount of incoming correspondence. The correspondence covers the broad range of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's activities and interests. It covers her activities as a writer and guest speaker. There is correspondence from Aboriginal organisations, government departments, school students, teachers, universities and letters of appreciation for her work. The bulk of the correspondence is in the 1970s and 1980s. Correspondence is also scattered in various files throughout the collection. The correspondence is mostly incoming letters with only a small number of outgoing letters.

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