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Personal documents

Included in this series: autobiographical and biographical material, which includes the film Shadow sister; an address book; a diary; personal financial information; material by or relating to her sons, Denis and Vivian; notebook with rhyming words; notebooks with Aboriginal words; and unidentified material, most with Kath's' handwriting.

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]

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’.

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