- 1988-2006 (Creation)
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24 boxes, 1 parcel, 2 albums.
Name of creator
Herb Wharton was born in Cunnamulla, Queensland and began work as a drover in his teenage years. His maternal grandmother was of the Kooma people and his grandfathers were Irish and English. He has travelled extensively throughout Australia and abroad and is a prominent lecturer in Australian indigenous literature and culture. He has published essays, poetry and book reviews. He was highly commended in the 1990 David Unaipon Award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers.
Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1988-2005.
Collection alternatively titled as: Herb Wharton Collection.
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Manuscript drafts of books and poetry, correspondence, diaries, speeches, notes, taped interviews, newspaper cuttings, photographs.
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This collection may contain culturally sensitive words or descriptions, some of which might not normally be used in certain public or community contexts.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that audio recordings in this collection, and in UQ eSpace, may contain voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased.
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- Wharton, Herb, 1936- (Subject)
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Updated, AM, 08-Sep-2021.
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.