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The kiss of battle : and other tales of the Australian contingents in the Boer War

  • F3886
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  • 1899-1900

Handmade book of 16 short fictional stories relating to Australians in the Boer War, bound in stiff paper wrappers. Handwritten title, copyright and contents page in black pen. 'Purely imaginary!' noted in pen at the bottom of the title page. Book constructed from cuttings of stories from The Leader published throughout 1899 and 1900, pasted on backing paper, with handwritten titles. Handwritten annotations and corrections throughout. Titles of the stories, listed in order presented on contents page: 'The kiss of battle'; 'Miss Simpson's hero'; 'The bull of the regiment'; 'The corporal's comrade'; 'Compatriots'; 'The scout'; 'John Jones, bushman'; 'St Patrick and another'; 'Them 'Straliens'; 'Commandeered'; 'A coward's courage'; 'A veldt idyll'; 'Worth threepence and a fortune'; 'A soldiers of the bush'; 'The temptation of Anthony'; and 'Bettje's mission'.

Vidler, Edward A. (Edward Alexander), 1863-1942

Not guilty!

Leaflet about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples being arrested for being drunk by police when they are not guilty of the charge; includes the numbers for people in court during he period Princess Margaret was in Darwin in 1972 (3, 10, 17 ,24, 31 October); and includes an abbreviated 10 point list of the wants of the Black Panther Party of Australia.

Manifesto no. 2

Released in conjunction with the Orientation Week (Feb.-March) on all Universities throughout Australia. Pages 1 and 2 are written by Denis Walker.

Pages 3 to 5 have been issued by the Moratorium for Black Rights and relates to eviction of Mr and Mrs Harold Brown from their home in Muli Muli Village, Aboriginal Reserve, Woodenbong on 21 February 1972. Unsure if these three pages are part of the Number 2 Manifesto (despite page numbering following on).

Platform and program : January 1972

Outlines the platform and program of the Black Panther Party Australia with 10 points. Includes calls for: freedom; full employment; decent housing; education; exemption of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from military service; an end to police oppression and introduction of community policing; revised procedures for trials; a United Nations supervised plebiscite so that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can determine their own destiny.

Two copies: Copy number one has had four words crossed out in section 8.

Manifesto no. 1

Roneoed copy of the first manifesto, dated 28/1/72. Possibly written by Denis Walker. It begins by welcoming delegates to the 'Action Conference on Racism and Education' to be held at the Queensland University from 28 Jan to 2 Feb 1972. It outlines how the Black Panther Party, Brisbane Chapter, will work in a revolutionary way to achieve human rights for Aboriginal people and the alleviation of racism and racist government policy; attempts to change the present system from within organisations has not worked.

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