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Oodgeroo Noonuccal Papers File
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Invitations, Requests to speak, Appearances, 1967 to 1980

This file includes correspondence from community and educational organisations requesting Kath Walker to participate in events and readings. Included are also invitations to events such as dinners, festivals, ceremonies, exhibitions, official functions, concerts, weddings and other social functions.

Invitations, Requests to speak, Appearances, 1981 to 1985

This file includes correspondence from community and educational organisations requesting Kath Walker to participate in events and readings from 1981 to 1985 as well as undated. Included are also invitations to events such as dinners, festivals, ceremonies, exhibitions, official functions, concerts, weddings and other social functions.

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).

Letters from family and friends

Letters from friends and acquaintances, many unidentified. Included in this file are letters from Denis Walker, Vivian Walker and Patricia Walker.

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).

Literary groups

Included in these subject files are materials, often accompanied by correspondence, such as leaflets, newsletters, minutes of meetings, and reports of activities, that relate to the following literary groups: Association for the Study of Australian Literature (Invitation); Australian Authors Fund; Australian Book Publishers Association; Australian National Playwrights Conference; Australian Society of Authors; Australian Literary Society; Commonwealth Literary Fund; Fellowship of Australian Writers (Victoria); Poets Union of Australia; English Association of Queensland; Ethnic Arts Directory; World Literature Today; and South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (SPACLAS)

Literary organisations

Letters from various Literary organisations including The Australian Society of Authors; Children's Book Council of Australia; Commonwealth Writers' Week; South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (SPACLALS).

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.

Mining on North Stradbroke Island

This file has reports and minutes from government departments to Kath Walker regarding sand mining on North Stradbroke Island, protection of significant sites, and evidence from a hearing where Kath Walker was cross-examined (in Feb 1984).

Moongalba drawings

9 site plan drawings for Moongalba: Drawings (7) for Moongalba (Architect unknown); and Sketch drawings (2) for the Proposed development 'Moongalba National Aboriginal Cultural and Training Centre Stradbroke Island' by John Kershaw (Architect).

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