Item Item 1 - Correspondence relating to article by FS Colliver and FP Woolston

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UQFL84-Series G-File 8-Item 1


Correspondence relating to article by FS Colliver and FP Woolston


  • 1979 (Creation)

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1 folder

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Bob Cochrane married Kathleen Joan Patterson on 19 December 1945.

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Neville Thomas Bonner AO (28 March 1922 - 5 February 1999), elder of the Jagera people, was the first Indigenous Australian to become a member of the Parliament of Australia. He served as President of the One People of Australia League in 1970.

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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.

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Unrestricted access.

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Copyright applies.

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  • English

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A photocopy of the faxed documents has been made; digitisation of faxed pages is recommended.

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Box 20 Folder 8


Previously housed in Box 20 Folder 7

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Revised, CM, 13-Oct-2023.
Created, Linda Justo, 12-Oct-2023.




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