File File 3 - Correspondence with OPAL

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UQFL468-Series C-File 3


Correspondence with OPAL


  • 1968-1986 (Creation)

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1 folder

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Muriel Elsie Webb was born in 1913 at West Ham, Essex. She married Bernard Langford and the couple moved to Australia in 1955, settling in Queensland in 1957. Langford soon became involved with the work of Queensland Council for the Advance of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (QCAATSI), the establishment of the One People of Australia League (OPAL) in 1961, actively supported the 1967 referendum, and helped lobby for the establishment of the Aboriginal and Islander Independent Community School in 1986. She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland in 1978. She died on 9 January 2003.

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Correspondence sent or received on behalf of OPAL, mostly to or by Muriel Langford:
Muriel Langford to Johannes Bjelke Petersen, 28 Feb 1968.
Johannes Bjelke-Petersen to Muriel Langford, 28 Feb 1968.
Johannes Bjelke-Petersen to Muriel Langford, 13 Mar 1968.
Johannes Bjelke-Petersen to David Martin, 13 Mar 1968.
Neville Bonner to Muriel Langford, 11 Dec 1969.
Muriel Langford to Neville Bonner, 17 Dec 1969.
MEL [Muriel E Langford] to PAL, undated.
Daphne Lavelle to Muriel Langford, 11 Mar 1986.
Muriel Langford to Daphne Lavelle, 20 Mar 1986 with a copy of the OPAL Memorandum of Assocation.

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Unrestricted access.

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  • English

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Box 1 Folder 22


Previously housed in Box 2 Folder 6

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Created, Linda Justo, 21-Sep-2023.




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  • Box: UQFL468 Box 1