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'Time of Transition' by Woonona

Cover title for this typescript booklet is 'Time of Transition' by Woonona. It contains 14 poems: ‘Assimilation--No!’, ‘Integration -- Yes!’, ‘Municipal Gum’, ‘Understand, Old One’, ‘Biami’, ‘Civilization’, ‘Bora’, ‘Sounds Beset me’, ‘The Woor Woman’, ‘Artist Son’, ‘The Child Wife’, ‘The Food Gatherers’, ‘Community Rain Song’, and ‘Briefs’. Woonona would appear to be a pseudonym of Oodgeroo Noonuccal. Inside cover reads: Xavier Society Annual Literary Prize Competition 1965 'Collection of poems' by Woonona.

'Unpublished playscripts and stories'

The original folder had two titles 'Unpublished playscripts and stories'.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'.

'Unpublished poems and stories, copies only, for America'

The original folder had the title 'Unpublished poems and stories, copies only, for America'. It contains a list of stories and poems (2 copies) with handwritten details for Kath Walker. The poems: ‘Blue Crane’, ‘Mangrove Bird’, ‘Minjerriba’, ‘Butcher Bird’, ‘Moongalba Peacocks’, ‘Credit and Loss’, ‘The Golden Voice’, ‘Oration’, ‘On Trugganner’, ‘Papua New Guinea’, ‘Bluff Mountain’, ‘Little Bean’, ‘Hari Sastra’, ‘Iban Longhouse’, ‘Yussef (Hi-jacker)’, ‘Commonplace’, ‘Exile’, ‘Grey Gum’, and ‘Sister Poet’. An extra poem, not on the list is included: 'Son of a son of mine'. Short stories: ‘Wail Rock’, ‘No horses for a month’, ‘Ole Mick’, ‘The Bunyip’, ‘Black Jimmy's Crime’, ‘We Look after our Own’, ‘I feared old Kindarra’

Feasibility of the "Boornong" Project

The feasibility of the "Boornong" project : being a report prepared for the Office of Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts Council of Australia by D.W. McElwain ... [et al.]. Brisbane : University of Queensland, 1971. Some marking up.

Stradbroke Island Symposium

Copy of the publication: Stradbroke Island Symposium edited by N. C. Stevens and R. Monroe. Published by The Royal Society of Queensland 1975

Artbank

Correspondence relating to Kath Walkers involvement with Artbank. She was invited to be part of the Artbank board in 1984. Includes agenda and minutes from the Artbank Board Meeting (6 Sep 1984) and an Artfile from 1984.

Arts organisations

Letters from various Arts organisations such as The Acting Company; Adelaide Festival; Artists for Peace; The Australian Society for Education through the Arts; Brisbane Children's Theatre; Brisbane Community Arts Centre; La Boite Theatre; Community Arts Network of Queensland; Popular Theatre Troupe; Warana Festival; Women's Art Movement; Woolloomooloo Cultural Festival.

Assorted documents and notes

This file includes; various itineraries; leaflets and handouts regarding Expo 88; Kath Walker election material; two flyers and a ribbon with 'ALP Kath Walker for Greenslopes'; Application by Kath Walker and material for Honorary Warden with the Archaeology Branch Department of Aboriginal and Islander Advancement; 1 students notebook with handwritten notes; events and programmes; promotional material on the programme 'Roots'; handwritten shopping lists; 1980 calendar; newspaper cutting from The Telegraph from 21 Nov 1945 of returning prisoners of war, one of whom is Private E. Ruska of Dunwich; a photograph holder (photograph missing) from Lennons Hotel; and handwritten notes by an undetermined author.

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups and organisations, B to N

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: Black Protest Committee; Black Womens' Action; Bundaberg and District Aboriginal and Islanders Housing and Advancement Society; Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Inc. ; Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service; Central Australian Aboriginal Support Group - Maralinga Campaign; Coranderrk Aboriginal Cemetery; Council for Civil Liberties; Council for Aboriginal Organisations; Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action (F.A.I.R.A.); Geelong Aboriginal Support Group; Queensland Indigenous Peoples Trust; Murrin Bridge Human Development Project; National Aboriginal Conference; National Aborigines' Day Observance Committee (NADOC); National Aboriginal and Islander Health Organisation; National Aboriginal Education Committee; National Aboriginal Sports Foundation; National Aboriginal TV Forum; National Aboriginal Writers, Oral Literature and Dramatists Association (N.A.W.O.L.D.A.); National Campaign for Land Rights and Self-Management in Queensland; North Coast Aboriginal Education Consultative Group.

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