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Correspondence relating to article by FS Colliver and FP Woolston

Two letters and an excerpt of an article.

The first letter is a photocopy of a two page typescript letter, dated 29 Oct 1979, from Bob Cochrane to Senator Neville Bonner expressing the concerns of himself, his wife (Kathie Cochrane), and Kath Walker (Oodgeroo Noonuccal) about a section from an article that was published by the Archaeology Branch, Department of Aboriginal and Islanders Advancement, Brisbane, entitled For your information from the Archaeology Branch - Aboriginals in the Brisbane Area by FS Colliver and FP Woolston. The title of the section in the article is 'Disposal of the dead'.

The second letter is a faxed letter from Neville T. Bonner to Jane Arnold expressing concern about the article and the need for corrective action; included in the fax is the cover of the publication and the section of the article referred to by Bob Cochrane.

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 peoples now deceased. It may also contain historically and culturally sensitive words, terms, and descriptions. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are warned that this resource contains non-Indigenous representations of Aboriginal death and burial practices in the Brisbane area.

Cochrane, George Robert

Correspondence

Correspondence, comprising 9 letters and 1 telegram; mostly written to Kath Walker; 1976 to 1979 and undated.

Aborigines Gang Work Book

Transcribed handwritten copy of entries into the 'Aborigines Gang Work Book from Dunwich, Stradbroke Island, Benevelont [sic] Asylum for the Aged and Infirm, 1934'. Date of transcribing unknow; and transcriber unknown, but possibly Oodgeroo Noonuccal. Diary entries are from 18 Jun 1934 to 30 Jun 1934; E. Ruska is listed as the foreman; entries include information about the time the gang signed on and off and work conducted at the Dunwich Benevolent Asylum. Written in a Dux exercise note book

Talks for the Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders : Catholic Council Field Trip

Photocopied typescript of a series of introductory talks on archaeology in Queensland; includes information on types of site, artefacts and the use of ethnography; broken into eight talks (of which talks number 4 and 8 are missing):

Talk 1: Archaeology Branch. 3 leaves.
Talk 2: Relics in South-East Queensland. 5 leaves.
Talk 3: Ethnography of the south-east coast of Queensland : with special reference to Brisbane and district. 7 leaves.
Talk 5: The importance of artefacts. 3 leaves.
Talk 6: Bora Grounds. 4 leaves.
Talk 7: Middens. 5 leaves.

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 peoples now deceased. It may also contain historically and culturally sensitive words, terms, and descriptions. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are warned that 'Talk 6: Bora Grounds' contains sensitive Mens Business and details of initiation ceremony.

Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Islanders Advancement, Archaeological Branch

Aboriginal and his medicine chest

Photocopy of draft of the paper The Aboriginal and his medicine chest written by FS Colliver, 20 pages, which includes two pages of bibliographic references that are referred to within the article. The article was published in 1972 in the Anthropological Society of Queensland Newsletter, no. 44, and Archaeology papers (3) 1-18. It includes quotes various authors on medicine mans powers & functions (Gippsland, Coast Murring), training (Murring, lower Lachlan River, Murray River, New England), remedies for sickness, Walbiri doctors & attitudes to them, circumcision as operation, post operative; treatment (Daly River), treatment of wounds, fractures (Gulf country, Port Keats), diseases listed with remedies given (taken mainly from Roth), use of pituri as stimulant, list of plants with scientific & popular names.

Content advice: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are warned that this resource contains ceremonial and initation information, in particular Men's Business. This resource may contain images, transcripts or names of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples now deceased. It may also contain historically and culturally sensitive words, terms, and descriptions.

Colliver, F. S., 1908-1991

Feasibility of the "Boornong" Project

The feasibility of the "Boornong" project : being a report prepared for the Office of Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts Council of Australia by D.W. McElwain ... [et al.]. Brisbane : University of Queensland, 1971. Some marking up.

Content advice: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are warned that this resource contains mention of ceremony. It may contain images, transcripts or names of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples now deceased. It may also contain historically and culturally sensitive words, terms, and descriptions.

Stradbroke Island Symposium

Copy of the publication: Stradbroke Island Symposium edited by N. C. Stevens and R. Monroe. Published by The Royal Society of Queensland 1975

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are warned that this resource contains mention of ceremony. It may contain images, transcripts or names of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples now deceased. It may also contain historically and culturally sensitive words, terms, and descriptions.

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