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Oodgeroo Noonuccal Papers

  • UQFL84
  • Collection
  • 1916-1985

This collection contains poetry, prose, speeches, and reports; correspondence; photographs, newspaper cuttings; press releases; invitations; programmes; research material; and plans.

Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993


Publications (139) of significance to the work, activities, interests and/or life of Kath Walker. Some have inscriptions (such as messages, poems) by authors, some are signed by the author, some are where Kath has signed her name and some are without inscriptions but relate directly to her work.

Publications by authors: A to D


5 poets, 75 1975, North Brisbane College of Advanced Education, Kedron. [Inscribed by Ray Carmichael. Includes a sketch]

9 poets 80 1980, Nine poets eighty, North Brisbane College of Advanced Education, Kedron Park, Qld. [Inscribed: To Kath, Love Jan TJ. (Note the ‘Moongalba’ ref. on p 3)”]

Aboriginal Council 1979, Barambah, Cherbourg 1904-1979, The Council, Cherbourg

Aboriginal land rights : action booklet : extend the freeze! amend the Bill! : Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Bill, 1976. 1976, [Aboriginal Land Rights Campaign?], [Redfern, N.S.W.?]

Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders Advancement League 1969, Social services for Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, The League, Cairns, Qld.

Adler, E 1981, Justice for aboriginal Australians : report of the World Council of Churches team visit to the aborigines June 15 to July 3, 1981, Australian Council of Churches, Sydney.

Andersen, M, Neill, L & Pitt, G 1974, 3 poets 1974, North Brisbane College of Advanced Education, Kedron Park.

Angus, A 1967, Variety of verse, s.n., Bairnsdale. [Inscription from Dorothy Hilda Featerstone. Includes a letter from Dorothy and an accompanying a copy of The Poetry Lover, no.107, 1965, with handwritten note]

Answering your questions about Aborigines : with directory of Aboriginal Departments and reading guide 1969, 4th ed. edn, Aboriginal Affairs, Parkville, Vic. [‘Aboriginal & Islanders Tribal Council’ stamps]

Anti-Slavery Society For The Protection Of Human Rights 1970, The Aborigines of Australia : a report to the Committee, Anti-Slavery Society for the Protection of Human Rights, London

Australia. Department of Territories 1963, The Aborigines and you, Government Printer, Canberra.

Australia. Department of Territories 1960, The skills of our aborigines : prepared for use by the National Aborigines' Day Observance Committee and its associates in connexion with the celebration of National Aborigines' Day in Australia, 8th July, 1960, Government Printer, Canberra.

Australia. Office of the Commissioner for Community Relations. Australia. Office of the Commissioner for Community, R 1979, Let's end the slander : combating racial prejudice in teaching materials, Office of the Commissioner for Community Relations, Canberra.

Australian National Commission for Unesco 1953, Australian Aboriginal culture : an exhibition, Government Printer, Sydney.

Bamaga High School 1973, Bamaga High School magazine, [The School], [Bamaga, Qld.]. [‘Mrs K.W.’ on cover]

Barker, B & Barker, M 1979, Australian Aborigines - towards a history (trial course), Brenn Barker, South Caulfield, Vic. [Signed by Brenn Barker to Kath Walker]

Baxter, JK & Olds, P 1972, Letter to Peter Olds : poem, Caveman Press, Dunedin.

Beier, G 1976, Exhibition of batik, prints, gold leaf drawings, and welded iron sculpture, Port Moresby, 25 June 1976.

Bennett, MM 1957, Human rights for Australian aborigines : how can they learn without a teacher?, Truth and Sportsman Ltd., Brisbane.

Bennett, S 1975, Poems from the paddy wagon, Cochon, Townsville. [Limited to 50 copies. Inscribed to Kath from Steff Bennett 22 Feb 1975]

Black Resource Centre 1976, The Queensland Aborigines Act and Regulations, 1971, Black Resource Centre, Brisbane.

Blandford, PWPW 1941, Netmaking : for seamen, yachtsmen, Boy scouts and others, Brown, Son & Ferguson, Glasgow. [Handwritten on cover ‘Museum Art Gallery Moongalba’]

Boyd, D 1974, Rolling thunder: a personal exploration into the secret healing powers of an American Indian medicine man, Delta, New York, NY. [Inscribed by Riley Smith, December 1978, Bloomsburg, Penn., USA]

Buchanan, C 1974, We have bugger all! : the Kulaluk story, Race Relations Department, Australian Union of Students, Carlton.

Campbell, AH 1958, The Aborigines and Torres Islanders of Queensland, United Nations Association, Western Suburbs Branch, Brisbane.

Cato, N 1957, The dancing bough, Angus & Robertson, Sydney. [Inscribed by Nancy Cato, 27 May 1967]

Cato, N 1958, All the rivers run, Heinemann, London. [Inscribed by Nancy Cato, 1981]

Chatswood High School 1965, Punari : the annual magazine of Chatswood High School, The School, Chatswood [Handwritten on cover ‘page 15’]

Chester, L 1965, Unikara, Penpress, Brisbane. [Inscribed by Leonard Chester, 28 Oct 1965]

Chimojalmako / Soul, 1975, University of California, Santa Cruz, Calif. [Inscribed by some contributors]

Church and community (Christchurch, N.Z.) 1969, 1972, National Council of Churches in New Zealand, Christchurch. [Interview with Kath Walker in vol. 29 no. 9 1972 issue; Aboriginal Charter of Rights on back cover of vol. 26 no. 3 1969]

Colliver, FS & Queensland. Dept. of Aboriginal and Islanders Advancement. Archaeology, B 1974, Some plant foods of the Queensland aborigine, Colliver, Frederick Stanley and Queensland. Dept. of Aboriginal and Islanders Advancement. Archaeology Branch, St. Lucia.

Conspiracy by the state : defend Walker, Garcia & Lacey 1975, Ad Hoc Committee for the Defence, Spring Hill, Qld.

Coreno, M 1964, Ricordanze : liriche, R. Ozola, Rome. [Inscribed by Mariano Coreno 19 Dec 1964]

Council for Aboriginal Affairs 1970, *Report on consultations with Queensland Aborigines, Council for Aboriginal Affairs, Townsville.

Dalgleish, HD 1968, Tie my swag to a rainbow, The Author, Perth. [Signed by author, 1968]

Daugavas, V 1978, Latvia and Latvians, Central Board 'Daugavas Vanagi', London. [Accompanied by letter 17 Sep 1979]

Dawe, B 1978, Sometimes gladness : collected poems, 1954-1978, Longman Cheshire, Hawthorn, Vic. [Inscribed ‘To Kath From friends at North Brisbane C.A.E., 1 Feb 1981’]

Dennis CJ [1916?], Moods of Ginger Mick, Angus and Robertson, Sydney. [Inscribed by Hilda Lane, 16 Mar 1965 with newspaper cutting, poem by Hilda Lane ‘Black Babies’ pasted to inside cover and ‘The glove tree’ pasted to inside back cover; includes a poem by Hilda Lane to Dame Mary with love inserted in book]

Dostoyevsky, F 1974, Notes From The Underground, Bantam Books, New York, NY. [Inscribed by S.S. “Smokey” Rovner, 28 Aug 1975]

Downs, I 1970, The stolen land, Jacaranda Press, Milton, Qld. [Signed Kath Walker 1979]

Publications by authors: D to H

Drake-Brockman, H 1959, West coast stories : an anthology, Angus and Robertson, Sydney. [Signed by members of the Western Australian Section of the Fellowship of Australian Writers]

Dutton, G 1976, Australian verse from 1805 : a continuum, Rigby, Adelaide. [Inscribed to Kath and Bill]

Ebony, 1966, Johnson Pub. Co, Chicago. [Handwritten note on cover ‘see page 96’]

Eisenberg, WD 1972, Forever is not long, Centro Studi e Scambi Internazionali, Rome. [Inscribed by William D. Wisenberg, 17 Nov 1978]

Elkin, AP 1944, Citizenship for the aborigines : a national aboriginal policy, Australasian Publishing Co., Sydney.

Engel, FG 1965, The land rights of Australian Aborigines, Gowans, Greenacre, N.S.W.

Engel, FG 1968, Turning land into hope : towards a new Aboriginal policy for Australia, Australian Council of Churches' Division of Mission, Abschol, and the F.C.A.A.T.S.I., Sydney.

Enos, A 1971, High water : poems, Papua Pocket Poets, Port Moresby. [Inscribed by author, 23 Sep 1973]

Erikson, H 1964, The rhythm of the shoe, Jacaranda Press, Brisbane. [Inscribed by author, May 1964]

Fogarty, LG 1970, Kargun, Cheryl Buchanan, North Brisbane, Q. [Signed by author]

Fowler, MM 1967, Land of the rainbow gold : poetry for young Australians, Nelson, Melbourne. [Signed by Kath Walker. Includes a handwritten poem ‘Bluff Mountain’ on inside cover]

Fox, L 1978, Gumleaves and dreaming, Len Fox, Potts Point, N.S.W. [Inscribed by author]

Foxcroft, EJB 1941, Australian native policy : its history especially in Victoria, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne. [Handwritten annotations in pencil at back of book]

French, D 1970, To Queensland in 1867! : an account, true and human, of a young English girl who made Queensland her adopted country, s.n., S.l. [Signed by author, Jul 1981]

Gribble, ERB 1930, Forty years with the Aborigines, Angus and Robertson, Sydney. [Includes taped in photographs, newspaper cuttings, and inscription ‘To Olga from Hector’, and leaflet ‘Welcome to S. George’s Church of England Palm Island’]

Gurindji Campaign, G 1971, Gurindji Campaign newsletter, The Campaign, Paddington, N.S.W.

Hall, R 1967, Eyewitness : poems, South Head Press, Sydney. [Inscribed by author]

Hall, VC 1968, Sister Ruth, Spearman, London. [Inscribed by author, 24 Oct 1969]

Publications by authors: H to L

Harney, W 1959, Tales from the aborigines, Robert Hale, London [Signed by members of the Council for the Advancement of Aborigines, Xmas 1962]

Hill, M 1950, Three aboriginal dances, for piano, Southern Music Pub. Co., Sydney.

Hogan, B 1972, A variety of experiences : student resource book 1 : a collection of stimuli for students of drama in the junior and middle secondary school, Jacaranda Press, Milton, Qld. [Article by Kath Walker, p 14]

Howe, MB, Kingston, C & Pascoe, R 1977, Aborigines and Christians : an introduction to some of the issues involved, published on behalf of the Foundation of Aboriginal and Islander Research Action, Brisbane.

Hudson, F 1959, Pools of the Cinnabar Range, Robertson & Mullens, Melbourne. [Inscribed by author, 24 Feb 1966]

Hunt, E 1949, Sun on the hills : a second booklet of Australian verse, Job Stone, Toowoomba. [Inscribed by author, 30 Nov 1966]

Huxley, B & Claridge, G 1975, The sandmining handbook, Queensland Conservation Council, Brisbane. [Handwritten note on cover ‘see page 38; Inscribed by Bill Huxley; Signed by Kath Walker; Handwritten note on page 38]

Inter-American Commission of, W & United Nations. Commission on the Status of, W 1969, Report of the Twenty-Second Session of the Commission on the Status of Women [Markup inside; includes a letter from Councillor Bon Fink, Studley Park Ward]

Institute of American Native Arts 1976, One with the earth, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, N.M. [Inscribed to Kath Walker, 27 Jan 1979]

Iona annual, 1970, Iona Presentation College, Mosman Park, W.A. [Inscribed, 6 May 1971]

Jagara 1947, Frederick Engels, Lewis Morgan and the Australian Aborigine, Current Book Distributors, Sydney.

Jarl, M & Miller, O 1964, The legends of Moonie Jarl, Jacaranda Press, Milton, Qld. [Inscribed by authors, 19 Sep 1964]

Johnson, L 1970, Land like a lizard : New Guinea poems, Jacaranda Press, Milton, Qld. [Inscribed by author]

Karbai 1976, Bamaga State High School, Bamaga. [Inscribed]

Katō, G 1935, What is Shintō?, Maruzen Co, Tokyo. [Inscribed by Ruth Allen]

Khasmik, 1974, Annandale, Sydney. [Inscribed by Stefanie Bennett and Margaret McMann]

Lajos, I 1939, Germany's war chances as pictured in German official literature, Victor Gollancz, London [Inscribed ‘To Dad for his birthday June 7th 1941 from Kathleen’ with a poem]

Legh, P 1975, Meditations for men, Printed by Graphic Marketing, Hornsby. [Inscribed by author]

Livesay, D 1977, Right hand left hand, Press Porcepic, Erin, Ont. [Inscribed by author, Oct 1978]

Liyong, Tl 1972, Another nigger dead: poems, Heinemann, London. [Inscribed by author]

Newspaper cuttings

This series has newspaper cuttings relating to Dunwich, Kath Walker, and Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Newspaper cuttings, 1935 to 1983

Newspaper cuttings about early Dunwich on Stradbroke Island. Most of the newspaper cuttings feature Kath Walker's statements/photographs of her lobbying for improvements regarding human and civil rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in education, housing, welfare, recognition and self-determination. Some newspaper cuttings about Moongalba and Kath's struggle to establish Moongalba and keep it going.

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