File File 5 - Denis and Vivian Walker material

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UQFL84-Series I-File 5


Denis and Vivian Walker material


  • 1979-1984 (Creation)

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1 folder

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Activist. Eldest son of Oodgeroo Noonuccal.

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Kabul Oodgeroo Noonuccal was the second son of Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker). His father was Raphael Cilento junior. A Quandamooka/Nunukul person from Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), Kabul was born Vivian Charles Walker in Brisbane in 1953. In 1970 he won the first Aboriginal scholarship to attend the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and worked in Australia and overseas in the performing and visual arts. In 1988 he adopted his tribal name 'Kabul' meaning carpet snake and with his mother, co-authored The Rainbow Serpent for Expo 88 in Brisbane. He died in 1991.

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Documents that relate to Denis Walker: Petition to Kath Walker to support the release of Denis Walker on bail; 'Letter to U.S.A.' by Denis B. Walker, 27 Jan 1982; letter regarding the 4th Sofia International writers meeting by Denis B. Walker, 19 Aug 1982; and article by Denis Walker titled 'The White Australian Psych'.
Documents relating to Vivian Walker: play script 'Urinchitta (Spark of fire)' by Vivian Walker (12 leaves); and 'Oodgeroo' by Vivian Walker (22 leaves). Also included in this file is a petition and forms requesting birth and marriage certificates by Vivian Walker from 17 Aug 1984.

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  • English

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Prior to rearrangement in 2020, some material in this file was housed in Box 27


Box 22, Folder 5

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Created, Linda Justo, 17-Apr-2020; Revised, FF, 20-Jul-2020




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  • Box: UQFL84 Box 22