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Oodgeroo Noonuccal Papers File
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Writings from admirers and others

Poems and prose from admirers. Some of these writers are not identified. Some were regular correspondents. The writings in this file may also relate to letters from correspondents held elsewhere in the collection.

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).

'Stories from Australia' (Stradbroke Dreamtime)

Bound typescript draft (70 leaves ; 30 cm) with annotations, layout notes and edits of 'Stories from Australia' (Stradbroke dreamtime), published in 1971 by Angus and Robertson in folder with title on cover: 'Kath Walker MS.' Included in folder are 25 line drawings by Dennis Schapel for the book.

Schapel, Dennis, 1944-

Politicians, politics, government

In this file, often accompanied by correspondence, are leaflets, newsletters, minutes of meetings, and reports of activities, from the following politicians and government departments: Aboriginal Loans Commission; Australia. Department of Aboriginal Affairs; Australia. Department of Aboriginal Affairs; Australia. Department of Aboriginal and Island Affairs; Australia. Department of Education; Australia. Department of Foreign Affairs; Australia. Department of the Interior; Australia. Department of Veteran's Affairs; Australian Labor party; Bonner, Neville T.; Commissioner for Community Relations (Albert Jaime Grassby); Coombs, H. C.; Everingham, Doug; Keeffe, Jim; Office of the Public Service Board; Papers sent by Senator Jim Keeffe; Papers sent by Senator Stewart West; Papers sent by Senator Susan Ryan; Parliamentary papers, Bills, and Acts; Queensland. Board of Adult Education; Queensland. Department of Children's Services; Whitlam, Edward Gough; All African Peoples Revolutionary Party. Australia-USSR Society.

Writings from other authors

Authors sent their writings to Kath Walker, some in admiration, some for professional reasons. They may have been accompanied by correspondence that is filed elsewhere. Included is a thesis, prose, and poems.

'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].

Environmental matters

Included in this file is materials, often accompanied by correspondence, such as leaflets, newsletters, minutes of meetings, and reports of activities, that relate to the following: Brisbane Wildlife Survey; papers on disarmament; papers on wildlife and the environment; and uranium

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