Item Item 3 - Report for 6 to 9 October 1982

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UQFL468-Series B-Subseries 3-Item 3


Report for 6 to 9 October 1982


  • 1982 (Creation)

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5 leaves

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One People of Australia League was established in 1961 as an Aboriginal advancement organisation. It was based in Queensland. The OPAL centre was opened in Brisbane in 1971. It focused on welfare and housing. Neville Bonner was president from 1968 to 1974.
Publicists - Neville Bonner, Carol Archer, O. Fletcher, Jim Hamilton, Muriel Langford, Olive Murphy, E. Rallah, Joyce Wilding.

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Typescript, 5 leaves, with some handwritten emendations; titled '6th October, 1982 - Wednesday', half way down the first page is handwritten '7.10.82 Thursday' above 'Roman Street Forum, and on the last page 'Friday, 8.10.82' ; typed on the back of research material that appears to have been used in the writing of the book on cane growers by Muriel Langford or perhaps someone from OPAL. It is written in the first person, often with verbatim details. People mentioned include: Steve Mam, Julee, Pastor Blake, [Russ] Hinz, Dave Fergusan, Ross Watson, Garry Foley, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Mr Tomkins, Stephen Welsh, Jose Sailer, Alana Doolan, Billie Craigee, Gwen (Hopetown Mission), Grace Smallwood, Maureen Watson, Bertie Button, Jimmy Edwards, Jean Phillips, Nev Bonner, Aunty Janie Ray, Netta Tyson, Beryl Wharton, and Charlie Perkins. Final entry is handwritten account of some details of what happened on the Saturday.

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  • English

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Box 1 Folder 19


Previously housed in Box 2 Folder 8

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Created, Linda Justo, 21-Sep-2023.




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  • Box: UQFL468 Box 1