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Publications by authors: M to R

Publications: Maori paintings by Gottfried Lindauer : pictures from the Partridge collection of paintings, 1965, A.H. ; A.W. Reed, Wellington, N.Z. [Inscribed by Matakone, 11 Sep 1972]

Marawili, W 1977, Djet : this is a story about a boy who became a sea-eagle, Nelson Australia, West Melbourne.

McCall, TB 1957, Blood and race : a study of the colour problem, Anglican Truth Society, Sydney

McCarthy, J & Pfund, K 1973, Legends of Papua New Guinea, Rigby, Adelaide. [Inscribed by Kurt Pfund]

Mia-mia : the magazine of MU Australia, 1968, Mother's Union, Eastwood, N.S.W. [See page 71]

National Aboriginal Day, 1977, Aboriginal Resources Unit, Perth, W.A.

New times (St. Marys, N.S.W.), 1976, Alternative Press Australia., St Marys, N.S.W.

New world outlook, 1971, Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, Education and Cultivation Division, in association with the United Presbyterian Church USA, New York, N.Y.

Newcastle Campaign against War and, R 1970, Australia's expendable babies : from dreamtime to nightmare, s.n., Newcastle.

Oke, R 1970, What now at Wattie Creek : report of the third Abschol field team which visited Wattie Creek in May-June of 1970, Abschol, Melbourne.

Olds, P 1972, 4 V8 poems, Caveman Press, Dunedin.

Orientation handbook (Deakin University. Students' Association Council), 1981, Deakin University Students' Association Council, Waurn Ponds, Vic. [Picture of Kath Walker on the cover]

Ostwald, BD 1979, Branded black, Ostwald Productions, Gladstone. [Signed by author]

Pan Africa : fortnightly review of pan-African affairs, 1965, Pan-African Press, Nairobi, Kenya. [Handwritten note on cover ‘see page 13]

Patrick, J 1966, Inapatua : a novel, Cassell, Melbourne. [Inscription not identifiable. Inscribed by Kath Walker]

Pearson, WH 1968, Henry Lawson among Maoris, Australian National University Press, Canberra. [Inscribed by author, Sep 1972]

Pi, O 1976, Street singe, the Author, Melbourne. [Inscribed by author]

Pittock, AB 1968, Toward a multi-racial society : the 1969 James Backhouse lecture, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Australia, Pymble [Includes marking up and annotations]

Powell, C 1966, A different kind of breathing : poems, South Head Press, Sydney. [Inscribed by author]

Queensland. Department of Education 1968, School Paper : Grade 6 and 7 volume 36 no. 1, Department of Education, Brisbane [Includes poem Corroboree]

Queensland. State Public Relations 1982, A History of Brisbane, State Public Relations Bureau, Brisbane.

Reeves, T 1972, Stones : poems, Caveman Press, Dunedin, N.Z. [Book no. 238 of 500. Signed by author]

Robinson, J 1980, Experiences from the tree of life : a journey through the timescape of my being, Sunshine Art Gallery, Boreen Point, Qld. [Inscribed by author, 1981]

Robinson, R 1958, Black-feller, white-feller, Angus and Robertson, Sydney. [Inscribed by author]

Rose, F 1968, Australia revisited : The aborigine story from stone age to space age, Seven Seas Publishers, Berlin. [Inscribed by author, 1968. Very faded]

Rose, LM 1959, Country of the dead : a novel, Angus and Robertson, Sydney. [Inscribed by author, 1963]

Ryan, JS 1964, The land of Ulitarra : early records of the aborigines of the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Mid-North Coast Regional Office, Dept. of University Extension, University of New England, Grafton.

Ryan, WM 1969, White man, Black man : the true story of a white man who was initiated into an Aboriginal tribe, Jacaranda, Milton, Q. [Signed by Kath Walker]

Manuscripts

This series consists of both published and unpublished works by Oodgeroo Noonuccal and contains poetry, short stories, play scripts, speeches and reports.

Bound typescript 'Stories and play' Kath Walker

Bound typescript titled 'Stories and play' by Kath Walker, containing: ‘The Rosary beads’, ‘Ole Mick’, ‘No Horses for a Month’, ‘Polly Anne Lou’, ‘Skid Row’, ‘Black Jimmy's Crime’, ‘The Boarders’, ‘The Photo’, ‘Obsession’, ‘Making the Grade’, ‘The Colour Question’, ‘The Man-Hunt, a Play’.

'Poems, unpublished'

The original folder was titled 'Poems unpublished' and has a contents listing by Kath Walker. Some poems have been published since the author created this file. It contains 34 poems, some with copies or drafts. The poems are:

  1. 'I'm Not’ (3 drafts, one handwritten);
  2. ‘Westerlies’ (On the back of ‘The glass island’ by Laurie Neill);
  3. ‘Butcher Bird’ (4 drafts, one handwritten);
  4. ‘Hari Sastra’ (3 handwritten drafts);
  5. ‘Little Bean’ (2 drafts, one handwritten);
  6. ‘Oration’ (5 drafts);
  7. ‘Full Moon’ (5 drafts);
  8. ‘Mangrove Bird’ (7 drafts);
  9. ‘Exhausted’ (2 drafts);
  10. ‘Wedding Song’ (6 drafts);
  11. ‘Dead Wood’ (6 drafts);
  12. ‘Hercules’ (2 drafts);
  13. ‘Child of Two Races’ (2 drafts);
  14. ‘No Place to Go’ (3 drafts, one handwritten);
  15. ‘Roebun Lament’ (2 drafts);
  16. ‘Blue Crane’ (handwritten);
  17. ‘Will I?’ (3 drafts);
  18. ‘Minjerriba’ (4 drafts, one handwritten);
  19. ‘To a Policeman’ (3 drafts);
  20. ‘Noises’ (3 drafts, one handwritten);
  21. ‘Credit and Loss’ (4 drafts);
  22. ‘Furry Friend’ (4 drafts);
  23. ‘Can you?’ (6 drafts);
  24. ‘Lovers Quarrel’ (4 drafts);
  25. ‘Yussef’ (6 drafts, two handwritten (one on a British airways waste disposal bag with an accompanying letter);
  26. ‘Commonplace’ (4 drafts, one a photocopied handwritten draft);
  27. ‘The Fisherman’ (3 drafts);
  28. ‘Grey Gum’;
  29. ‘Civilised Man’ (3 drafts, one handwritten);
  30. ‘Sunrise over Stradbroke’ (3 drafts);
  31. ‘Poets (for Jack Davis)’ (3 drafts, one handwritten);
  32. ‘Black Prostitute’ (3 drafts, one handwritten);
  33. ‘Sister Poet’ (1 draft, 1 carbon copy);
  34. ‘Iban Long house’ (3 drafts, one handwritten).

'French translations of Colloquium papers'

Original folder titled 'French translations of Colloquium papers' and contains 10 poems: ‘Le Crime du Pere Jacquot Le Noir’ (incomple), ‘Le Racisme’, ‘Le Bunyip’, ‘Banal’, ‘Yussef (Hi-jacker)’, ‘La Civilisation’, ‘Mon Enfant’, ‘Mont Bluff’, ‘Les Droits De L'Aborigine’, and ‘Premiere Partie La Nature du Reve’ (incomplete).

Short stories

Original folder was titled 'Short stories'. There is one screen play and 28 short stories. Some are edited or annotated; some have multiple drafts; some are written by Kathryn Ruska. Contains the following short stories:
‘The Armada’;
‘Black Jimmy's Crime’;
‘Boonah’;
‘The Boy who shot the kookaburra’ (condensed from Stradbroke Dreamtime) [on heat sensitive paper];
‘The Bunyip’ (4 versions, one by Kathryn Ruska);
‘The Bush Ranger’ (by Ruska);
‘Cookie’;
‘Edward Ruska’ (2 drafts, one missing first page);
‘Fantasy in Sepia’;
‘Flight into Tunis’ (2 drafts);
‘Gooboora and the Bunyip’;
‘Gubbin and Grasshopper’ (5 drafts);
‘Joshua and Roo-Roo’;
‘Judge Not’ (K. Ruska);
‘Koo-Poo’ (3 drafts);
‘Koorie and Boorie’ (2 drafts);
‘Lucy McCullock’;
‘The Magic Hour’ (2 drafts by Kathryn Ruska);
‘The Magic Hour’ (screenplay);
‘No Horses for a Month’ (2 drafts);
‘Poetic Justice’;
‘The Rosary Beads’ (2 drafts);
‘Swans and Che’ (handwritten);
‘The Tail of Pinky Platypus’ (2 drafts by Kathryn Ruska);
‘Tiny and Wee’ (3 drafts; one by Kathryn Ruska) ;
‘The Turtle’;
‘The Unhappy Golliwog’ (3 drafts; one by Kathryn Ruska);
‘We look after our own’ (2 handwritten drafts); and
‘What the Seagulls told me’.

'Manuscripts submitted to A&R'

The original folder was titled 'Manuscripts submitted to A&R' and contains short stories and poems submitted to Angus and Robertson. Some have corrections and annotations. Indicated in square brackets after the tile are handwritten notes that appear on the first page. Some may also have corrections. This file contains:
‘Beginning of Life’ (published as ‘The Beginning of Life’) [submitted to A&R. Accepted];
‘Biami and Bunyip’ [submitted to A&R. Accepted];
‘Burr+Nong (Bora Ring)’ [submitted to A&R. Accepted];
Boonah (Bloodwood Gum)' [submitted to A&R.];
‘The Carpet Snake’ (published as Carpet Snake) [submitted to A&R. Accepted];
‘Curlew’ [submitted to A&R. Accepted];
‘Dear Boys and Girls’ (letter) [submitted to A&R. Accepted];
‘The Dugong Hunt’ (published as Dugong Coming!) [submitted to A&R. Accepted];
‘Dunwich Stradbroke Island Assimilation of Aborigines’ (2 drafts);
‘Edward Ruska’;
'The Exercise Book' [submitted to A&R.];
‘The Fisherman’ [? submitted to A&R.];
‘Going Crabbing’ [original had not submitted to A&R but the not has been crossed out. Accepted];
‘The Hunter’ (published as The Shark) [submitted to A&R. Accepted];
‘Interlude’ [submitted to A&R. Accepted];
'Joshua and Roo-Roo';
'Kill to eat' [submitted to A&R. Accepted];
'Mai (Black Bean)';
‘Midden’ (published as ‘The Midden’) [submitted to A&R. Accepted];
‘Mirrabooka (Southern Cross)’ [submitted to A&R. Accepted];
‘Muma's Pet’ [submitted to A&R.];
‘Not Our Day’ [submitted to A&R.];
‘Pomera (Banksia)’ [submitted to A&R. Accepted];
‘Racism’ (3 copies);
‘School Days’ [submitted to A&R. Accepted];
‘Stradbroke’ [submitted to A&R. Accepted];
‘Talwalpin (Cotton Tree) and Kowinka (Red Mangrove)' [submitted to A&R. Accepted];
'Tia Gam (Lawyer Vine)' [submitted to A&R. Accepted];
'Tuggan-Tuggan (Silky Oak)' [submitted to A&R. Accepted];
‘We three’ (poem) [submitted to A&R.];
'Wher's Mother (published as Where's Mother) [submitted to A&R. Accepted];
'Wonga and Nudu' [submitted to A&R. Accepted].

Contracts with Thomas Nelson and Drafts of 'The Drunken Rhyme' [novel]

The original folder was titled 'Contracts, Novels'. It contains two copies of a contract between Kath Walker and Thomas Nelson for a literary work to be entitled 'New poems', undated. In the folder are two typescript drafts of the novel 'The Drunken Rhyme' (one copy with 10 chapters and one with 11).

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