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Papers relating to the setting up of Australian Aboriginal cultural centers, including Moongalba

Research material on other cultural centers; studies; and plans and timetables for students, work by children, and papers relating to the setting up of Moongalba. Includes: Paper presented by Mr. Ken Colbung of Western Australia to national seminar on Aboriginal art, A.N.U. Canberra, A.C.T. for proposed plan of Aboriginal Cultural College Complex 80 miles north of Perth : report on the use of Mogumber Training Centre by Aboriginal Cultural Enterprises Society (Inc.); 'Cross-cultural work with Aborigines - experiement at Stradbroke Island, Jan. 1976' by Divine World Missionaries; 'A list of bora grounds in south-east Queensland' compiled for the Directors of the Bronong Project by Elizabeth N. Marks; 'Aboriginal associations with the Nerang district' by the University of Queensland Department of Anthropology and Sociology; 'The project - Aranarawai Co-op'; photocopies of examples of Aboriginal music [for use by the Museum Art Gallery Moongalba]; and 'A submission to the Commonwealth of Australia Department of Aboriginal Affairs : The National Aboriginal Centre' by James C. Maccormick, Architect.

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]

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.

'Burr-Nong Centre'

Original folder titled 'Burr-Nong Centre'. The file includes correspondence (draft outgoing, outgoing and incoming); 'Summary of Recommendations put forward in "The Feasibility of the 'Boornong' Project"'; and documents on bora grounds.

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)

Newspaper cuttings, 1961 to 1972

This file consists of three items:

  1. A Collins Australian Diary for 1959 with 11 pages of newspaper cuttings regarding Kath Walker's activities in promoting Aboriginal rights (rest of diary is empty) from 1961 - 1972.
  2. A photograph album (half full) of newspaper cuttings regarding Kath Walker's activities in promoting Aboriginal rights, with one article about her son Vivian Walker (1971). Articles are either dated 1966 or 1971
  3. One photograph album with six pages of newspaper cuttings regarding Oodgeroo's activities in promoting Aboriginal rights, 1961 - 1967

Moongalba photographs

Album 3 - Photographs 15.2 to 15.68 are a sequence taken at Moongalba Camp and other locations on North Stradbroke Island, circa Aug-Sep 1973. Captions for most of these photographs were added at a later date by family members. All are from 1973 unless otherwise indicated. Photographs 15.69 to 15.131 are mainly photographs of friends and relatives of Kath Walker, including many children.

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