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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.

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.

Kath Walker works of art

Kath Walker drawings: 9 drawings; 2 drawings on card (covered with contact?); Sketch Book (25 cm); Sketch Book (25 x 36 cm); and 1 drawing, sticky taped onto board (signed on back by Kath Walker); One A6 unlined notebook with pencil sketches. In a separate folder: Invitation to an exhibition of Artwork (and fabric design by) Kath Walker, 6 to 15 Jul 1981: 4 typescripts (all annotated) with the price list for the Kath Walker Exhibition, 6 to15 Jul 1981; Program from the Noosa Gallery Society for an Exhibition of Paintings by Kath Walker, 12 to 17 Sep 1981 which includes prices and poems No More Boomerang and Biami; photocopy of invitation list for Kath Walker Exhibition; handwritten list of invitees; Kath Walker Exhibition expenditure (2 copies, annotated).

Works of art

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

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.

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.

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

Cultural organisations

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: Australian Participation in United States Bicentennial Celebrations; Australian Council of Churches; Australia Council. Public Lending Right Committee; Australian National Anthem Quest; Christian Science Monitor; Conference on Inter-cultural Education; Ethnic Broadcasting Association of Queensland; Festival Music Pty Ltd; Orange Festival of Arts; World Literature Today; Popular Theatre Troupe (includes the following programmes) -- Black Theatre Arts and Culture Centre proudly presents “The Cakeman” by Robert J. Merritt , 9th January thru to 30th, Directed by Bob Maza. -- Aboriginal Mowanjum Dancers Parkerville Amphitheatre: Jan 22-31. Presented by the Aboriginal Theatre Foundation with assistance of the Australian Council for the Arts. --Yeti presents on stage Vietnam, directed by Paul Richards, choreographed by Vivian Walker; Queensland Multicultural Task Force; Queensland Arts Conference; and Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Conference, August 1984 (Kath Walker presented a paper on significant landscapes in the histories of Aboriginal peoples, with special reference to Stradbroke Island)

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