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Oodgeroo Noonuccal Papers
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Cash receipt book

Cash receipt book for Moongalba to provide receipts for cash donations. Six receipts have been issued from 30 Jul 1972 to 22 Feb 1974? and signed by Kath Walker.

Moongalba: foundation and historical documents

This file contains several documents which include:
'Submission to the Department of Aboriginal Affairs re the Moongalba Project' from the Noonuccal-Nughie Board;
'Submission re Myora Park Project to Redlands Shire Council, 21 October 1971 by Kath Walker;
'Specification for Moongalba, National Aboriginal Cultural and Training Centre, Stradbroke Island Queensland' (typescript and one carbon copy, in binders);
Correspondence regarding the proposed National Aboriginal; Lease of reserve - Aboriginal Cultural Centre - Mrs Kath Walker - letter and agreement, dated 23 Aug 1976;
Typescript draft by Judith Wright 'An island meeting-place';
Photocopy of article by Ray Carmichael 'For Kath Walker and Moongalba : the last noble savage';
Photocopy of article by Margaret Read Lauer "Kath Walker at Moongalba : making the new dreamtime';
Typescript by Bob Tait 'Moongalba meeting';
Documents that were originally in a folder labelled "Moongalba": lease agreement between Kathleen Jean Mary Walker and Shire of Redland Council, 1972 with architectural sketches; and "Moongalba : a film proposal" by Helen Boyd. Ist draft. (typescript).

Papers relating to the setting up of Australian Aboriginal cultural centers, including Moongalba

Research material on other cultural centers; studies; and plans and timetables for students, work by children, and papers relating to the setting up of Moongalba. Includes: Paper presented by Mr. Ken Colbung of Western Australia to national seminar on Aboriginal art, A.N.U. Canberra, A.C.T. for proposed plan of Aboriginal Cultural College Complex 80 miles north of Perth : report on the use of Mogumber Training Centre by Aboriginal Cultural Enterprises Society (Inc.); 'Cross-cultural work with Aborigines - experiement at Stradbroke Island, Jan. 1976' by Divine World Missionaries; 'A list of bora grounds in south-east Queensland' compiled for the Directors of the Bronong Project by Elizabeth N. Marks; 'Aboriginal associations with the Nerang district' by the University of Queensland Department of Anthropology and Sociology; 'The project - Aranarawai Co-op'; photocopies of examples of Aboriginal music [for use by the Museum Art Gallery Moongalba]; and 'A submission to the Commonwealth of Australia Department of Aboriginal Affairs : The National Aboriginal Centre' by James C. Maccormick, Architect.

North Stradbroke Island

Papers relating to North Stradbroke Island reflect Kath's involvement in issues such as opposition to sand-mining on the island, and opposition to a proposed bridge connecting North Stradbroke Island with the mainland. There is research material, publications, and correspondence.

Papers relating to overseas trips to Papua New Guinea

Kath Walker was invited to Papua New Guinea in 1973 and 1976.

In 1973 she was invited to attend the Third Nuigini Arts Festival with the Yirrkala Aboriginal dancers. She presented poetry readings and spoke about Aboriginal literature. Included is correspondence, itineraries, and programmes relating to her attendance at this Festival.

At the First Independent Papua New Guinea Writers' Conference, held between July 1 and 4, 1976 at Port Morseby, she presented a keynote address. A copy of her speech is included as well as programmes, workshop information and schedules, an invitation, an information sheet and a writers survey form (not filled in). A book which was given to her is included with this PNG material and is inscribed by the author to Kath: Liyong, Taban Lo (1976). Myth language and literature. 2. The literature of developing nations: negritude. University of Papua New Guinea

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander matters

Correspondence, reports, ephemera, and articles have been collected around the areas of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander matters: culture and cultural events; education; politics; rights; welfare; and SEMP (Social Education Materials Project).

Works of art

This series includes sketchbooks and loose sketches by Kath Walker and others. These sketches are in pencil, felt pen and crayon.

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.

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