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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.

Publications by authors: D to H

Publications:
Drake-Brockman, H 1959, West coast stories : an anthology, Angus and Robertson, Sydney. [Signed by members of the Western Australian Section of the Fellowship of Australian Writers]

Dutton, G 1976, Australian verse from 1805 : a continuum, Rigby, Adelaide. [Inscribed to Kath and Bill]

Ebony, 1966, Johnson Pub. Co, Chicago. [Handwritten note on cover ‘see page 96’]

Eisenberg, WD 1972, Forever is not long, Centro Studi e Scambi Internazionali, Rome. [Inscribed by William D. Wisenberg, 17 Nov 1978]

Elkin, AP 1944, Citizenship for the aborigines : a national aboriginal policy, Australasian Publishing Co., Sydney.

Engel, FG 1965, The land rights of Australian Aborigines, Gowans, Greenacre, N.S.W.

Engel, FG 1968, Turning land into hope : towards a new Aboriginal policy for Australia, Australian Council of Churches' Division of Mission, Abschol, and the F.C.A.A.T.S.I., Sydney.

Enos, A 1971, High water : poems, Papua Pocket Poets, Port Moresby. [Inscribed by author, 23 Sep 1973]

Erikson, H 1964, The rhythm of the shoe, Jacaranda Press, Brisbane. [Inscribed by author, May 1964]

Fogarty, LG 1970, Kargun, Cheryl Buchanan, North Brisbane, Q. [Signed by author]

Fowler, MM 1967, Land of the rainbow gold : poetry for young Australians, Nelson, Melbourne. [Signed by Kath Walker. Includes a handwritten poem ‘Bluff Mountain’ on inside cover]

Fox, L 1978, Gumleaves and dreaming, Len Fox, Potts Point, N.S.W. [Inscribed by author]

Foxcroft, EJB 1941, Australian native policy : its history especially in Victoria, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne. [Handwritten annotations in pencil at back of book]

French, D 1970, To Queensland in 1867! : an account, true and human, of a young English girl who made Queensland her adopted country, s.n., S.l. [Signed by author, Jul 1981]

Gribble, ERB 1930, Forty years with the Aborigines, Angus and Robertson, Sydney. [Includes taped in photographs, newspaper cuttings, and inscription ‘To Olga from Hector’, and leaflet ‘Welcome to S. George’s Church of England Palm Island’]

Gurindji Campaign, G 1971, Gurindji Campaign newsletter, The Campaign, Paddington, N.S.W.

Hall, R 1967, Eyewitness : poems, South Head Press, Sydney. [Inscribed by author]

Hall, VC 1968, Sister Ruth, Spearman, London. [Inscribed by author, 24 Oct 1969]

Publications by authors: H to L

Publications:
Harney, W 1959, Tales from the aborigines, Robert Hale, London [Signed by members of the Council for the Advancement of Aborigines, Xmas 1962]

Hill, M 1950, Three aboriginal dances, for piano, Southern Music Pub. Co., Sydney.

Hogan, B 1972, A variety of experiences : student resource book 1 : a collection of stimuli for students of drama in the junior and middle secondary school, Jacaranda Press, Milton, Qld. [Article by Kath Walker, p 14]

Howe, MB, Kingston, C & Pascoe, R 1977, Aborigines and Christians : an introduction to some of the issues involved, published on behalf of the Foundation of Aboriginal and Islander Research Action, Brisbane.

Hudson, F 1959, Pools of the Cinnabar Range, Robertson & Mullens, Melbourne. [Inscribed by author, 24 Feb 1966]

Hunt, E 1949, Sun on the hills : a second booklet of Australian verse, Job Stone, Toowoomba. [Inscribed by author, 30 Nov 1966]

Huxley, B & Claridge, G 1975, The sandmining handbook, Queensland Conservation Council, Brisbane. [Handwritten note on cover ‘see page 38; Inscribed by Bill Huxley; Signed by Kath Walker; Handwritten note on page 38]

Inter-American Commission of, W & United Nations. Commission on the Status of, W 1969, Report of the Twenty-Second Session of the Commission on the Status of Women [Markup inside; includes a letter from Councillor Bon Fink, Studley Park Ward]

Institute of American Native Arts 1976, One with the earth, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, N.M. [Inscribed to Kath Walker, 27 Jan 1979]

Iona annual, 1970, Iona Presentation College, Mosman Park, W.A. [Inscribed, 6 May 1971]

Jagara 1947, Frederick Engels, Lewis Morgan and the Australian Aborigine, Current Book Distributors, Sydney.

Jarl, M & Miller, O 1964, The legends of Moonie Jarl, Jacaranda Press, Milton, Qld. [Inscribed by authors, 19 Sep 1964]

Johnson, L 1970, Land like a lizard : New Guinea poems, Jacaranda Press, Milton, Qld. [Inscribed by author]

Karbai 1976, Bamaga State High School, Bamaga. [Inscribed]

Katō, G 1935, What is Shintō?, Maruzen Co, Tokyo. [Inscribed by Ruth Allen]

Khasmik, 1974, Annandale, Sydney. [Inscribed by Stefanie Bennett and Margaret McMann]

Lajos, I 1939, Germany's war chances as pictured in German official literature, Victor Gollancz, London [Inscribed ‘To Dad for his birthday June 7th 1941 from Kathleen’ with a poem]

Legh, P 1975, Meditations for men, Printed by Graphic Marketing, Hornsby. [Inscribed by author]

Livesay, D 1977, Right hand left hand, Press Porcepic, Erin, Ont. [Inscribed by author, Oct 1978]

Liyong, Tl 1972, Another nigger dead: poems, Heinemann, London. [Inscribed by author]

'Stories from Australia' (Stradbroke Dreamtime)

Bound typescript draft (70 leaves ; 30 cm) with annotations, layout notes and edits of 'Stories from Australia' (Stradbroke dreamtime), published in 1971 by Angus and Robertson in folder with title on cover: 'Kath Walker MS.' Included in folder are 25 line drawings by Dennis Schapel for the book.

Schapel, Dennis, 1944-

'Unpublished playscripts and stories'

The original folder had two titles 'Unpublished playscripts and stories'. Some scripts have multiple copies, some have drafts, and some have annotations. It contains the following scripts: 'Bora. Initiation' (3 drafts), 'Civilised savages: one act play', 'Old Mick' (3 drafts, one incomplete), 'Playabout corroboree', 'Tail of platypus' (3 drafts), 'Tea party. Review.' (2 drafts), and 'You can't trust no one no how'. The last item is a photocopied typescript (8 leaves) with 'Tape excerpt (verbatim)' written across the top of every page. The 'interviewee' is an Australian Aboriginal giving a commentary on the 'Police' ; 'What is an Aboriginal?'; and 'Discrimination'.

Play, radio and film scripts

This folder contains:
2 play scripts. -- 'Manhunt' (handwritten in a notebook, dated 1968) and 'The play that never was' (cover title), 'Patience required for the problemental pass' (title on contents page) (stapled typescript booklet);
1 script for a radio program titled 'An Aboriginal Legend' which was part of the Australian Broadcasting Commission (Queensland Branch) series 'Grade 3 Social Studies' aired on 6 Apr 1973;
1 script for a film broadcast of 'Stradbroke dreamtime' starring Kath Walker, produced by Val Hartigan - includes a shooting schedule, timings and footage estimates (13 leaves; handwritten annotations);
1 [radio] script titled 'Kath Walker : Story teller' (which includes the story 'Biami and Bunyip);

Speeches and reports, undated and loose sheets

This file contains 16 speeches or reports and notes by, or attributed to, Kath Walker. They are:

  1. Speech beginning, "I grew up on Stradbroke Island.."
  2. '20th Century Aborigines'
  3. 'Re Aboriginal Voting in Queensland : an Aborigines Point of View'
  4. 'Powerless Australians'
  5. 'International Women's Day : re Equality, Development and Peace'
  6. 'The Ethnic Problem in Australia'
  7. 'Political rights for Aborigines', F.C.A.A.T.S.I. Conference
  8. 'Black and White Power in Queensland : An Open Letter to the People of Australia'
  9. 'Moreton Island'
  10. 'Teachers notes: more contemporary Australian poets. Speak no. 2. Kath Walker.'
  11. Handwritten notes and transcript beginning, "Mr Elliott, Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome. Thank you for coming here tonight to demonstrate your interest in, and concern, for Stradbroke."
  12. Review of book by Kevin Gilbert Because a white man'll never do it by Kath Walker.
  13. 'Australian one-act plays : a select list' [by Kath Walker] with annotations.
  14. 'Kath Walker Transcript' of cassette from Cinetel Productions (9 leaves)
  15. Unruled notepad with handwritten notes for speech or report about the Queensland Branch of the Australian Labor Party, Women, Migrants, Aborigines and Youth. Notepad begins with unrelated notes such as shopping lists.
    There are also 8 loose pages which may belong to speeches in this subseries.

Publishers, L to W

This file includes requests to write articles and/or review books, and reproduce literary works from publishers including: Lansdowne Press; Longman; Macmillan; McPhee Gribble; Nation Review; Penguin; Reader's Digest; Rigby; Social Alternatives; South Head Press; Thomas Nelson; University of Queensland Press; and Western Australia Department of Education.

Television and screen organisations

This file includes letters from organisations and individuals asking Oodgeroo Noonuccal to appear in programs, provide content, and for permissions to use her literary works for television and film productions. Correspondents include: Australian Broadcasting Commission, Ben Cropp Productions, Channel Seven, Circule Films, Nomad Films International, Riverside Studios, Screen Gems, The Pierre Berton Show, Talking Pictures, and United Telecasters Sydney Limited.

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