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ABSCHOL Ephemera

  • FVF3
  • File
  • 1968-1977.

Abschol (University of Queensland)

Kath Watson Poems

  • F2261
  • File
  • 1931-1983

Thirteen exercise books of poetry written by Kath Watson. Date range on inside covers. Books arranged chronologically. All entries are handwritten; some have handwritten comments by Kath Thomas. Inserted in book 5 is a handwritten note (1 leaf) by Kath from a later time period (undated). Removed from book 13 are 4 typescript leaves.

Thomas, Kath, 1911-1994

Blue rain

  • F1560
  • File
  • 1939-1987

Typescript poem by Ian Scott McDowall written before his death in 1945.
Accompanied by two leaves with brief notes about the author, by the donor, Kath Watson; written in or before 1987.

McDowall, Ian Scott, 1922-1945.

Reminiscences

  • F2479
  • File
  • 1927

This file is comprised six items. There are three typescripts: 'My first ten years - some memories of party life' which is about participation in Communist Party activities in the 1940s (7 leaves, typescript, with handwritten emendations); 'Val', which is about Val Fraser (colleague in the Communist Party) (4 leaves, typescript, with handwritten emendations); and four typescript leaves recalling her early childhood years at Wynnum and Lindum with a handwritten note on the first page 'written a good few years back'. All are undated. There are two newspapers cuttings of Kath Watson in Somerville House Sports Teams from 1925 and 1927; and an 'Where is it book?' (Ancol notebook) listing women to include in the 1978 Woman and Labor papers, undated but possibly from 1978.

Thomas, Kath, 1911-1994

Newspaper cutting and note about the poem Doomed by Margaret Compton Saunders

  • F2011
  • File
  • 1939

Newspaper cutting of the poem Doomed by Margaret Compton (June) Sauders that Kath Watson removed from the The Courier-Mail, 5 Jan 1939, p. 3. Accompanied by a typescript note written by Kath Thomas in July 1979 about the poem.

Included with the poem and note in an envelope with the handwritten inscription "Enclosed in 1942 Australian Poetry (from Flexmore Hudson) and the Christmas Greetings from Rex Ingamells, and F.H. Jindyworobak 1943", with two small handwritten notes from Rex Ingamells and Flexmore Hudson, thanking Kath Watson for her contribution to poetry.

Thomas, Kath, 1911-1994

Prefatory sonnet [and] Christmas at the officers' mess (anniversary of Eureka stockade)

  • F1565
  • File
  • 1939-1945

Unpublished, two handwritten poems by John Manifold, undated. Accompanied by a typescript note from Kath Watson, signed, about the poems and their author, dated July 1979. Kath notes that she thought the poems were written when Manifold was serving in the British Army, somewhere in Africa.

Manifold, J. S. (John Streeter), 1915-1985

Letter and poem by Garry Lyle

  • F2265
  • File
  • 1941

Typescript letter by Garry Lyle, signed, to Kath Watson, dated 17 June 1941, from Balcombe Camp, Victoria. It includes: concerns publication of a book, Kath's decision to contribute to the volume, asks if she knows Clem Jones or his father, and background notes to accompanying poem, Into the dusk The poem is one leaf, typescript signed, carbon copy, with a handwritten note under the poem.

Lyle, Garry, 1918-1984

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