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One People of Australia League Ephemera

  • FVF269
  • File
  • 1970-1989

Leaflets, booklets, event notices and a statement produced by members of the One People of Australia League (OPAL).

OPAL (Organisation)

Community meeting.

Copy of the minutes of a FAIRA community meeting held on the evening of 22 January 1985 at 369 George Street, Brisbane. The meeting covered the proposed National Land Rights legislation, the need for buses for communities lacking effective transportation options, staffing at the Black Community Housing Service (BCHS), the need for an independent political party and the proposed establishment of the Brisbane Independent Aboriginal and Islander Community School. A status report for the proposal, written by Ross Watson, is attached as an appendix to the minutes. Also includes a copy of a handwritten attendance list for the meeting.

Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action

Straight questions and the facts in answer.

Half fold brochure, black type on white paper. Lists questions and answers pertaining to facts about Aboriginal peoples, such as who they are, the problems they face, the laws that affect them (The Aborigines Act of 1971), and the issue of Land Rights. Also provides a response to the question 'Will Aborigines disrupt the Commonwealth Games?'.

Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action

Organise for land rights!

Copy of a notice and programme for an event called 'United Indigenous Cultural Survival Gathering' at Musgrave Park, Brisbane, from Wednesday 27 April to Thurday 5 May 1988. The event comprised cultural events as well as rallies and marches. A collaboration between FAIRA and Justice 88, the latter being described as a non-Aboriginal coalition in support of sovereignty for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples based in West End. Black type on white paper. Some handwritten notes in pencil regarding the planning of the event.

Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action

History of the Foundation.

Copy of a typescript, written 12 months after the establishment of FAIRA, detailing the purpose of the organisation, as well as the Foundation's key people, sources of funding, areas of spending, and projects. Ends with an appeal to churches to help financially support the Foundation to keep it operating. First page has a black and white illustration of an elder conversing with a boy under a tree.

Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action

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