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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)

Geerbaugh Aboriginal Cultural Centre brochure.

Copy of a trifold brochure, brown type on yellow paper, undated, promoting the Geerbaugh Aboriginal Cultural Centre, also known as the OPAL Cultural Centre. Address for the Centre is listed as 466 Ann Street, Brisbane. Features a biography and a black and white photograph of Uncle Willie MacKenzie (Geerbaugh), for whom the Centre was named. Contains a list of items for sale (didgeridoos, boomerangs, spears, bark paintings, shields, paintings, and other artefacts) as well as sketch illustrations of these objects. Includes black and white photographs from inside the Centre showing displays of art by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and a hand-drawn map of where the Centre is located in the Brisbane central business district.

OPAL (Organisation)

An introduction to 'One People of Australia League'.

Black type on white paper. Information booklet. The second page notes it is intended to be the pilot issue of a recommenced quarterly magazine made to raise awareness in the Brisbane community of the work carried out by OPAL. The booklet covers the history, aims and objectives, and key people of OPAL. Includes articles on OPAL's first president Jim Hamilton; Uncle Willie MacKenzie (Geerbaugh), for whom the OPAL Centre (Geerbaugh) on Anne Street was named; the Miss OPAL Quest pageant; and Yelangi Pre-School. Booklet contains an insert of a blank OPAL membership application form; the form indicates it cost $1 to join OPAL and an applicant had to be nominated by two current OPAL members.

OPAL (Organisation)

Communist Party of Australia (Queensland Branch) Records

  • UQFL234
  • Collection
  • 1937-1990.

Includes: State committee minutes; correspondence; state and federal Communist electoral material 1937 onwards; Communist Party, Queensland Branch District Conference papers 1951-59; subject files covering issues such as 'Aboriginal issues' and 'Youth'; miscellaneous pamphlets and newspaper clippings; extensive range of photographs.

Communist Party of Australia

Union of Australian Women Records

  • UQFL193
  • Collection
  • 1938-2001

Documents, leaflets, newspaper cuttings and correspondence on various topics, subject files, banners, badges, posters, periodicals, photographic material, constitution and programmes, rules, minutes, agendas, cashbooks, reports of local branches and Queensland Branch of Union of Australian Women, newsletters.

People in the photographs include: Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), Ruth Wallace, Muriel Callofe [? Spelling], Joyce Lightning, C. Smith, M McBride, Sandra McGinness, Margaret Macdonald, Kerrie Davis, Gladys O’Shane, Lynette Macdonald, Margaret O’Shane, Doris Webb, Pat O’Shane, Janet Webb, Josie Dyer, and Marcia Langton.

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 people now deceased. It may also contain historically and culturally sensitive words, terms, and descriptions. This resource contains images of culturally sensitive sites.

Union of Australian Women

March for Justice, Freedom and Hope Ephemera

  • FVF767
  • File
  • 1986-1987

Material produced by the United Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) March 88 Committee for the march in Sydney to protest the Australian Bicentenary celebrations in 1988.

March 88 Committee

The March Update issue no. 2.

Typescript newsletter, second issue, with updates on activities undertaken by the March Organising Committee in preparation for the March for Justice, Freedom and Hope. States that Stan McKay was submitted to the Committee as a proposed speaker and that Reverend Jesse Jackson had been in touch with the Committee to express a desire to attend the march as part of his trip to New Caledonia. Also mentions the march has received support from the Māori people and an application for 'Bicentennial funds' was not successful. First page features the UAICC logo in black and white, top right, and black footprints dotted along the left margin of the text. Second page references a meeting of Aboriginal people of the Catholic faith held in Alice Springs during the Pope's visit, and that Charles Harris attended as a representative of the UAICC. Newsletter ends with advice that the next meeting of the Committee is due to be held on Friday 19 December 1986 at the UAICC office on Clarence Street, Sydney, to be chaired by Maisie Cavanagh from Granville.

March 88 Committee

March for Justice, Freedom and Hope Planning Committee letter.

Typescript letter dated 1 September 1987 and addressed, "Dear friends". The letter explains the purpose and objectives of the March for Justice, Freedom and Hope. It describes the plan for supporters from all over Australia to gather in Sydney by 22 January 1988 to participate in a number of events, including a prayer vigil, in the lead up to the march from Railway Square to Hyde Park on 26 January 1988. The letter also mentions a coordinator has been appointed for the march but does not name the coordinator; this could be a reference to Reverend Charles Harris.

March 88 Committee

The March leaflet.

Double-sided typescript leaflet with information on the March for Justice, Freedom and Hope. Gives answers to questions about who can participate in the march, when it starts, who is organising it and what it hopes to achieve. States that the campaign launched nationally on 4 July 1987. It also mentions a plan to march on Canberra in May 1988, in time for the opening of the new Parliament House, and that invitations to the march from the organising committee were issued to several overseas guests including Jesse Jackson, Winnie Mandela, Allan Boesak and Stan Mackay. Features a colour illustration of the Australian Aboriginal flag on the recto, with black footprints leading down the left margin of the text, and the UAICC logo in colour on the verso.

March 88 Committee

Jim Gasteen Papers

  • UQFL510
  • Collection
  • 1946-2010

Notebooks, photographs, slides, correspondence, reports and other material relating to land use and conservation, and the establishment of National Parks in Queensland.
It includes images of people (Album 4), stone axes (Album 1 and 4), middens (Album 4), Kata Tjuta and Uluru (Albums 1, 3 and 4), Jane Table Hill (Rirrmerr) (Albums 1 and 4) and burial sites (Albums 1, 3 and 4).

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 people now deceased. It may also contain historically and culturally sensitive words, terms, and descriptions. This resource contains images of culturally sensitive sites.

Gasteen, Jim, 1922-

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