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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

Roberta Bonnin Papers

  • UQFL529
  • Collection
  • 1974 - 2003

Playscripts, posters, articles, research notes, transcripts and publications.

Bonnin, Roberta Harriet

Ron Leeks Political posters

  • UQFL399
  • Collection
  • 1970-1986.

A collection of 245 political posters. Themes and causes represented include: world peace, anti-uranium mining, Aboriginal land rights/sacred sites, protection of the environment, disarmament (including many 'Hiroshima Day' posters), Greenpeace, FOE (Friends of the Earth), MAUM (Movement Against Uranium Mining), and the alignment of women's groups and churches with these causes. Also present are posters calling for attention to youth and disabled housing, Timorese refugees, prisoners of conscience, and women's rights.

Leeks, Ron

Constance Healy Papers

  • UQFL191
  • Collection
  • [193-?]-2010.

Research material for thesis (University of Queensland, MA, 1994): “A history of political theatre in Brisbane as part of working-class cultural tradition and heritage: the Workers' Education Dramatic Society and the Student/Unity/New Theatre (1930-1962)". Includes playscripts, mostly performed by Student / Brisbane New Theatre, New Theatre, Unity Theatre; as well as playscripts, skits, and sketches by Jim Crawford.

Research material, drafts and proofs for her book 'Defiance: political theatre in Brisbane 1930-1962' (2000).

Personal papers of Murray Norris, notebooks of Ursula Southwell, and papers concerning George Eaton, Jim Crawford and other prominent figures in labour movement and radical culture circles. Oral history recordings, photographs and other research material relating to the Young Communist League, Eureka Youth League, leftwing bookshops in Brisbane and leftwing political activism. Some records of the Communist Party of Australia. Photographs, pamphlets and other material relating to the 1948 Queensland rail strike. Research material on the post-WW2 peace movement. Articles and speeches by Connie Healy and others are included in the collection as well as some personal correspondence and research material related to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Healy, Connie

A. T. Yarwood Papers

  • UQFL172
  • Collection
  • [1824-1984]

Drafts, notes and research materials relating to Race Relations in Australia (Methuen, 1982).

Yarwood, A. T. (Alexander Turnbull), 1927-2002

Daisy Marchisotti Papers

  • UQFL156
  • Collection
  • 1905-1985

Correspondence, newspaper cuttings, articles, cards, photographs, publications, typescripts, manuscripts, booklets, notebooks, diaries, theatre programmes, agendas, constitutions, minutes, reports, receipts, accounts, legislation, research material, notes, press statements, propaganda, submissions, tapes, posters, plans, family history, map, Aboriginal flag.
Bulk of papers from 1961 to 1982.

Marchisotti, Daisy Elizabeth, 1904-1987

National petition towards equal citizenship for Aborigines

Blank petition form requesting Section 127 and the discriminatory words in Section 51 be removed from the Constitution by the holding of a referendum "at an early date". At foot of leaflet: "Authorised by Mr. Stan Davey, general secretary for the Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement, on behalf of 34 affiliated organisations from all Australian States and Northern Territory ... petition to be returned by February 28th, 1963."

Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders

Petition for a referendum to remove discrimination against Aborigines from the federal constitution

Four page leaflet (2 copies) issued by the Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement detailing Section 51 and Section 127 of the Australian Constitution, the reasons why these sections need to be changed, the rights of Aboriginal people on settlements and reserves in five states and the Northern Territory, list of organisations affiliated to the Federal Council. One the last page: "Authorised by Mr. Stan Davey, General Secretary for Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement". Undated.

Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders

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