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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.

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.

Correspondence: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups and organisations

Letters from various Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups and organisations are in these correspondence files as well as in the subject related files in other series. Correspondence from literary and women's organisations that are associated with Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is included in this subseries.

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).

Correspondence: General

This sub-series consists primarily of incoming correspondence and includes letters of thanks and appreciation for her literary work and activities, cards, and postcards. Correspondents are more often individuals. Some correspondents have included their own poetry. Often there will be written across the top of the letter 'answered' but very few copies of the outgoing correspondence are attached. Most correspondents names were clearly identified; some may not be accurate or unable to be identified.

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