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Gaiarbau's story of the Jinibara tribe of South East Queensland (and its neighbours)

  • F1811
  • Item
  • [1957?]

This carbon copy typescript recounts the story of Gaiarbau as told to Lindsay Winterbotham. In it Gaiarbau describes the form of tribal government, details of daily life, community, and relations with others outside of the community. This copy has many handwritten emendations. Illustrations consist of black and white photographs. Preface written by Norman B. Tindale. Index of contents is available at the end of the volume. Contents, as edited: Chapter I. The tribes and their areas, -- Chapter II. The Jinibara. -- Chapter III. Jinibara Tribal Goverment. [The Bora , and] Tribal Council [and Gundir]. -- Chapter IV. Daily Life. -- Chapter V. Community life. -- Chapter VI. Story Telling. -- Chapter VII. Conduct of fights and weapons used. -- Chapter VIII. Intertribal activities. Walkabout. -- Chapter IX. Pygmies (Dinderis).

Winterbotham, L. P. (Lindsey Page)

Records collected by Mrs Bennett when compiling the history of Robert Christison, 1837-1915

Two bound scrapbooks of records collected by Mary M. Bennett when compiling the history of her father, Sir Robert Christison, The bound volumes include: newspaper cuttings, extracts of newspaper cuttings, pamphlets, photographs, reprints of articles, and typescripts written by or relating to Sir Robert Christison and the Dalleburra people who lived on the same land. Most of the material covers the period 1870 to 1910.

Bennett, M. M. (Mary Montgomerie), 1881-1961

Glass plate negatives

Twenty one (21) glass plate negatives created by Mary Christison:

  1. ‘Mattamundukka waterhole at the Lammermoor Homestead’, published in Bennett, Mary M., ‘Records’, Vol 1, p70
  2. ‘Mattemundukka on Tower Hill Creek’
  3. ‘Lammermoor Homestead’
  4. ‘Royal Wilton Stud cows’
  5. ‘My last muster’
  6. ‘Robert Christison in 1857’
  7. Notes of race on back of photograph of R Christison
  8. ‘R Christison, 1912’
  9. ‘R Christison, 1877’ [damaged]
  10. ‘Tommy’, full portrait of a young child taken in 1898
  11. ‘Tommy’, in European dress in garden taken in 1898
  12. ‘Warmbunny’ taken in 1898
  13. ‘Charley’, portrait taken in 1898
  14. ‘Kyra’, portrait taken in 1898
  15. ‘Kyra’, portrait taken in 1898
  16. ‘Ko Bro’, portrait taken in 1896
  17. ‘Topsy’, portrait taken in 1898
  18. ‘Ko Bro’, portrait taken in 1898
  19. ‘Ko Bro’ portrait taken in 1896
  20. ‘Wyma’, portrait taken in 1898
  21. ‘Ko Bro, Wyma and friends’.

Bennett, M. M. (Mary Montgomerie), 1881-1961

Records collected by Mrs Bennett & presented to Queensland University : Vol. 1

Scrapbook with handwritten page numbering to 138 with records collected by Mary Bennet. On page.iv "Volume I :Pamplets and notes by Robert Christison, photographs, etc." Contains photographs, reprints and typescripts written by or relating to Sir Robert Christison and also relating to the Dalleburra people who lived on the same land as him.

• a comprehensive index;
• article by S. E. Pearson (1928) 'In the tracks of the pioneers : iv. The laird of Lammermoor', The Pastoral review;
• typescript extracts from letter from C. W. Bowly to Mrs Bennett;
• 'Photograph of a korobbery [sic] of the Dalleburra tribe', taken in 1874 by C. W. Bowley;
• 'Photograph of the old Lammermoor Homestead', taken in 1874 by C. W. Bowly;
• typescript pages with title 'Dalleburra Dictionary' (8 leaves);
• typescript page with title 'Dictionary of the Dalleburras on the Upper Thomson, by R. Christison (The Australian Race, ny E. M. Curr.)' ;
• typescript page with title 'Proper names';
• typescript page with title 'Aboriginal songs';
• copy of M.M. Bennett's article 'Notes on the Dalleburra Tribe of Northern Queensland', reprinted from the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute vol. LVII, 1972;
• newspaper cuttings pasted onto pages, which include articles by M. M. Bennett, and many from the Townsville Daily Bulletin
• papers relating to Alexander Christison: biography, births days of his children, photographs of him, copy of his pamplet titled ‘Saint Paul as a tent-maker’;
• biographical information on Robert Christison;
• pamphlets by Robert Christison: ‘United Australia and Imperial Federation’ (1888); ‘Our colonies suffering a recover : a paper read by Robert Christison at Hobart on March 15th, 1894’
• pamphlets: ‘A letter from the Bishop of North Queensland to the contributors to the North Queensland Church Fund’ (1879);
• 90 b&w photographs.

The photographs are taken between 1896 and 1910 mostly by Mary Christison (nee Godsell) and include views of the Lammermoor Station, Lammermoor homestead, Lammermoor musterers, the Lammermoor herd, Robert Christison, Robert Gray, Charlotte Gray, Fanny Allingham, Dr R. L. Jack (Geologist), Mrs Jack, Mary Sympson Christison (nee Tovey), Bishop Stanton, Mary Christison (nee Godsell), and 21 portrait photographs of individual members of the Dalleburra tribe, dated 1898.

List of full or partial names of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander individuals mentioned in the file:
King Narkool
Kobro (Barney)

Content advice: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are warned that this resource may contain images, transcripts or names of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples now deceased. It may also contain historically and culturally sensitive words, terms, and descriptions.

Mary Montgomerie Bennett Papers

  • UQFL202
  • Collection
  • 1839-1929?

The collection comprises two bound scrapbooks of records collected by Mary Montgomerie Bennett when compiling the history of her father, Sir Robert Christison; correspondence; and glass plate negatives. The bound volumes include: newspaper cuttings, extracts of newspaper cuttings, pamphlets, photographs, reprints of articles, and typescripts written by or relating to Sir Robert Christison and the Dalleburra people who lived on the same land. Most of the material covers the period 1870 to 1910. The correspondence is that received by Mrs Bennet regarding her book Christison of Lammermoor. There are notes compiled by Mrs Bennett that accompany the 21 glass plate negatives created by Mary Christison, Mary Bennett mother. The slides are of Lammermoor Homestead and a portrait of Robert Christison, most taken by Mary Christison between the years 1896 to 1910; and of individuals in the Dalleburra Tribe, Mitchell District in North Queensland, 1870 to 1900, taken by Mary Christison.

Bennett, M. M. (Mary Montgomerie), 1881-1961

The Australian journal story book

  • F850
  • Item
  • [1954]?

Typescript short stories with ms emendations. Accompanied by covering letter 1954 Dec 2 to Miss Beatrice Davis, Angus & Robertson Ltd. Apparently unpublished. Comprises: 'Van Dieman's land' / Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke; 'The diggings in 1855' / Waif Wander; 'Art and artitfice' / J. P. (Jack Philip) McKinney; 'The Main Road' / Roy Bridges; 'The early Victorian' J. H. M. (John Henry Macartney) Abbott; 'Mulligan Taubada' / Osmar White; 'The King of Luggertown' / Vance Palmer; 'Collecting the evidence' / Gavin Casey; 'Reunion' / Margaret Fane; 'Reunion'/ Hilary Joseph Frances Lofting; 'We'll all go to the sea' / Frances J. Moon; 'Why did they look at Mr Smith?' / J. B. Warren; 'Safe horizon' / Jon Cleary.

Campbell, Ronald G. (Ronald Grayson)

Report for 6 to 9 October 1982

Typescript, 5 leaves, with some handwritten emendations; titled '6th October, 1982 - Wednesday', half way down the first page is handwritten '7.10.82 Thursday' above 'Roman Street Forum, and on the last page 'Friday, 8.10.82' ; typed on the back of research material that appears to have been used in the writing of the book on cane growers by Muriel Langford or perhaps someone from OPAL. It is written in the first person, often with verbatim details. People mentioned include: Steve Mam, Julee, Pastor Blake, [Russ] Hinz, Dave Fergusan, Ross Watson, Garry Foley, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Mr Tomkins, Stephen Welsh, Jose Sailer, Alana Doolan, Billie Craigee, Gwen (Hopetown Mission), Grace Smallwood, Maureen Watson, Bertie Button, Jimmy Edwards, Jean Phillips, Nev Bonner, Aunty Janie Ray, Netta Tyson, Beryl Wharton, and Charlie Perkins. Final entry is handwritten account of some details of what happened on the Saturday.

One People of Australia League

Miracles of Musgrave Park

Typescript, 1 leaf, with some handwritten notes, title of the report 'Miracles of Musgrave Park'. Handwritten at top of page 'Read at [indecipherable] Jan / 83'. Author unknown. This gives an account of some of the happenings in Musgrave Park during the 10 days protestors gathered in September / October 1982 about land rights. People and organisations mentioned include: Auntie Janie, Jean Phillips, Beryl Wharton and her daughter, Alisa Bone, the Uniting Church, FAIRA (Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action), and Ross Watson. Written in blue ink in the bottom right-hand corner 'Back to Julie'.

One People of Australia League

Published material and ephemera

This series is mostly comprised of photocopies of journal articles. Ther are some ephemeral items. A few have marking up and/or handwritten annotations:

Box 2
Folder 7
• Art Gallery program: Burnings by Lilla Watson at Jagera Arts Centre.
• Photocopy of two chapters from: Cowan J (1989) Mysteries of the Dreaming : the spiritual life of Australian Aborigines, Prism Press, Bridport; Unity Press, Lindfield, NSW. [2001 edition held in UQL]
• Invitation to 'The Nurenderi Aboriginal Art Expo', 12 Dec 1983, featuring 'Nurenderi' the artist and 'Budger' Davidson the write. Exhibition titled 'Biamie - Father of Aboriginal Nation'.
• Photocopy of map of Australian Aboriginal language and people boundaries with text surrounding, which is from: Steele JG (1984) Aboriginal pathways in Southeast Queensland and the Richmond River, University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia ; London ; New York.
• Photocopy of article with a post it note to Muriel Langford from Ron and Sue: Trudinger, M (1996) 'Albert Namatjira, my family, racism, and me', Dulwich Centre Newsletter, no. 4, pp. 17-24; 8 leaves.
• Photocopy of a chapter 'Cicada Woman' from an unknown book; stamp of first page for the Aboriginal & Islander Independent Community School.
• Photocopy of a poem 'Peace march' by Sue Parritt, 16 Apr 1987, 1 leaf.
• Photocopy of a handwritten explanation of the Aboriginal flag, author unknown, undated, 1 leaf.
• Photocopy of a paper: Lilla Watson - Women in Labour Conference, 13-15 July, 1984. Aboriginal perspectives of Australian Feminism. 1 leaf.
• Photocopy of a paper 'Alcohol and the Aborigines : the problem in perspective' by JN Santamaria; this paper was delivered during the course of the 1975 Summer School of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 8 leaves.
• Photocopy of handwritten notes entitled 'What is culture', undated, 1 leaf.
• Fax copy of: Holt, L (1972) 'The black woman in Australia', Identity, v.1, no. 6, pp 24-27. On reverse of pages is a handwritten letter and typescript response to letter.
• 'Aboriginal Newsletter' calling for submissions to the Review of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975; 1983, 1 leaf.
• Flyer for the lunch time meeting 'Towards a new understanding of women and work' by Sydney Brown, 31 Aug 1983, organised by Catholic, Anglican and Uniting Church Task Groups, 2 pages.
• Photocopy of two pages (numbered 56 and 57) of an article by Jackie Huggins 'Queensland : Is the clock still back 100 years?' which appears in her book Sister girl. This is not from that book and is incomplete.
• Photocopy of an article from the Courier Mail on Jacqui Payne with an typescript analysis, 2 leaves.
• Thirteen pages (first 2 pages missing) of (possibly) a newsletter from a Queensland Women's group based in West End.
• Photocopy of poem by Margaret Armstrong 'Aboriginal Women's Spirituality', 28 Sep 1993.
Bulletin, 1993, 5 Oct. This issue has an article about Oodgeroo Noonuccal.
• Part of dust jacket which mentions Waipuldanya (Phillip Roberts) from: Lockwood D (1962) I, the aboriginal., Rigby, Adelaide.
• Incomplete magazine/booklet about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, with covers and first and last page/pages missing; undated.
• Photocopy of 'Draft presentation on a covenant to the U.C.A. assembly - May 1988', 6 pages, date in top right-hand corner 27 Jan 1988.
Press conference with the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Mr Clyde Holding and the Secretary of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Mr Charles Perkins. 29/3/84, 2 pages, 1984.
• Brown, JP (1984?) 'Racism, migration and land rights', Supplement to the UC National News Network. 4 pages, undated. Stamp on first page 'Supplement to Queensland Friends' Newsletter'.
• Flyer: Musgrave Park National Black Unity Cultural Festival; 1 leaf, Oct 1982.
• Photocopy of an article on Lillian Holt, from ADC news, undated, p. 13. Attached is a post-it note: 'Muriel, Thought you might be interested. Cheers, Pam".
• Photocopy of article in unknown publication. Title of article: 'Oodgeroo a visionary, poet and gentlewoman' by Ken blanch. 1 leaf, undated.

Folder 8
Sydney regional newsletter of the religious society of friends, Feb 1998. Handwritten mark ups and a couple of notes.
Harambee, 6 (2), 1997.
• Photocopy from National Outlook, August 1977, pp. 12-13. Page 12 has 'An open letter to the Prime Minister of Australia' written by Pauline and George Small; page 13 has a poem by Pauline Small 'To the mother of my son'.
Queensland Friends' Newsletter, issue no. 266, March 1998.
• Pages 11 and 12, removed from a newsletter with article entitled on page 12: 'Myths about the Australian Aboriginal People'; article is from: Australia. Office of the Minister for Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Affairs (1992) Rebutting the myths : some facts about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, AGPS, Canberra.
• Photocopy of journal article: O'Connor P (1997) 'The Racial Discrimination Act and native title', AIJA briefing, Autumn, no. 36, pp. 1-4.
• Pages 9-14 of AWD Australia newsletter with includes book reviews by Noel Preston, 197?. Newsletter has name and address of Muriel Langford.
• Photocopied from Quaker News, an article on the Native Title Act, March 1997.
• Registration form for the AWP National Conference, July 1997.
• Photocopy of article: Wadjularbinna (1977) ‘My Story’, On being, March, pp. 24-27. (Removed from the TEAR Information Pack?).
• Photocopy of article: Preece, G (1977) ‘Cross out’, On being, March, pp. 18-22.
• Possible conference paper titled 'Finding our way through the fog ... Whose land is it anyway' by Neil Hockey, 2 Aug 1997. Looks to be incomplete. Handwritten in top left-hand corner: Neil Hockey.
• Faxed copy, 3 pages, of 'A Joint statement of concern : "Wik response must not undermine or contravene racial discrimination act", fax sent 1997. (Removed from the TEAR Information Pack?).
• Faxed copy, 3 pages, of 'Summary of ACF [Australian Conversation Foundation] Concerns - proposed 10-point plan on native title', fax sent 1997. (Removed from the TEAR Information Pack?).
• Incomplete faxed? copy, of 'Aboriginal 10 point plan for native title on family pastoral leases' undated. (Removed from the TEAR Information Pack?).
• Incomplete faxed? copy, from NIWG [National Indigenous Working Group on Native Title (Australia)], Tuesday 15 Apr 1977, of 'Coexistence - negotiation and certainty. Executive summary', pp. 2-3.
• Flyer, 2 pages, from ACFOA [Australian Council for Overseas Aid] (1997) 'Understanding Aboriginal Land Rights in 1997', Native Title Briefing Paper, no. 1. (Removed from the TEAR Information Pack?).
• Flyer, 2 pages, from Community Aid Abroad, WIK!: What the Wik decision means, 1997. (Removed from the TEAR Information Pack?).
• Flyer, 2 pages, Fact Sheet from NIWG [National Indigenous Working Group on Native Title (Australia)], '6. Development agreements on native title lands - 'win-win' solutions', 1997. (Removed from the TEAR Information Pack?).
• First two pages from the TEAR Native Title / Reconciliation Information pack, 1997.
• Program, 1 leaf, for the official opening of the Aboriginal and Islander Community Health Service Brisbane Ltd, undated,
• Flyer, 1 leaf, for the Blue Paper Project, undated
• Two page advertisement for the Jardine Motel on Thursday Island, early 1990s?
• Photocopy of artwork Judgement by his peers by Gordon Syron; 2 pages; handwritten on reverse 'Elaine Darling'.
• Cover page from Q'ld AWD newsletter, 1988 no. 1.
• Photocopy of a flyer 'Join in the action around EXPO', 1988.
• Photocopy of handwritten list of nine points 'Influencing public opinion' by Mark Hayes, undated.
• Photocopy (incomplete?) of: Minchin N (1997) The ten point plan : Federal Government's response to the Wik decision / prepared by Senator the Hon. Nick Minchin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, 4 June 1997.

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