Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1920-1993)

Also known as
Noonuccal, Oodgeroo (1920-1933)
Noonuccal, Oodgeroo (1920-1993)
Nunukul, Oodgeroo (1920-1993)
Oodgeroo (1920-1993)
Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1920-1993)
Ruska, Kathleen Jean Mary (1920-1993)
Walker, Kath (1920-1993)
Field of activity
Poet, Political activist, Artist and Educator; 9002; artist; Cartoonist / Illustrator; (ANZSIC code: 9002) -
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35819743
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an40866266
NLA Persistent Identifier
http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-571406

Biographies

Oodgeroo Noonuccal was born Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska, on Minjerribah (the Stradbroke Islands). Oodgeroo Noonuccal means Oodgeroo of the tribe Nunuccal; spelling variations include Nunuccal, Noonuckle and Nunukul. In 1970, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (under the name Kathleen Walker) was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil) for services to the community. She returned it in 1987 in protest against the forthcoming Australian Bicentenary celebrations (1988).

Oodgeroo Noonuccal has written about her life and work in several publications, including a short account in Roberta Sykes's 1993 Murawina: Australian women of high achievement. In addition, extremely numerous publications by and about Oodgeroo Noonuccal are available in most libraries. Janine Little has compiled a bibliography of Oodgeroo's verse, prose and other works, reviews and critical works on her work, obituaries, and audiovisual and performance material featuring Oodgeroo. See 'Oodgeroo: A Selective Checklist' in Oodgeroo: a tribute (Shoemaker (ed), 1994).

Oodgeroo Noonuccal was born Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska on 3 November 1920, on North Stradbroke Island, country of the Noonuccal tribe. She attended Dulwich Primary; left school and became a domestic in Brisbane at the age of 13. As an Aboriginal person, she said, 'there wasn't the slightest possibility of getting "a better job" [even] if you stayed on at school' (Murawina, 1993).

Oodgeroo served in the Australian Women's Army Service (1942-1944). She published her first book of poetry, We Are Going, in 1964, going on to become a trailblazer in published Aboriginal writing in Australia. Oodgeroo was Queensland State Secretary of FCAATSI for ten years in the 1960s and from 1972 was managing director of the Noonuccal-Nughie Education Cultural Centre on Stradboke Island. Throughout her life, she was a renowned and admired campaigner for Aboriginal rights, promoter of Aboriginal cultural survival, educator and environmentalist. She stood as the Australian Labor Party member for the electorate of Greenslopes in the 1969 State election. Although voting rights had only been in place four years, Oodgeroo decided it was time to '[s]how our black faces in parliament.'

Oodgeroo's work has been recognised by numerous awards, including the Mary Gilmore Medal (1970), the Jessie Litchfield Award (1975), the International Acting Award and the Fellowship of Australian Writers' Award. She also held an honourary doctorate of letters (Macquarie University) and was awarded the degree of Doctor of the University from Griffith University. In 1970, Oodgeroo (under the name Kathleen Walker) was appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil) for services to the community. She returned it in 1987 in protest against the forthcoming Australian Bicentenary celebrations (1988). It was around this time that she reclaimed her traditional name, Oodgeroo of the Noonuccal Tribe.

Oodgeroo originally accepted the nomination as MBE after discussing the honour with members of the Brisbane Aboriginal community who felt that acceptance of the honour could 'open doors that were still closed to the Aborigines' ('Why I am now Oodgeroo Noonuccal', Age, 1987). However, Oodgeroo came to reconsider her acceptance. In her own words:

'Since 1970 I have lived in the hope that the parliaments of England and Australia would confer and attempt to rectify the terrible damage done to the Australian Aborigines. The forbidding us our tribal language, the murders, the poisoning, the scalping, the denial of land custodianship, especially our spiritual sacred sites, the destruction of our sacred places especially our Bora Grounds … Next year, 1988, to me marks 200 years of rape and carnage, all these terrible things that the Aboriginal tribes of Australia have suffered without any recognition even of admitted guilt from the parliaments of England … From the Aboriginal point of view, what is there to celebrate?… I have therefore decided that as a protest against what the Bicentenary 'Celebrations' stand for, I can no longer, with a clear conscience, accept the English honour of the MBE and will be returning it to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England, through her representative, the Queensland State Governor, Sir Walter Campbell.'

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Oodgeroo Noonuccal, MBE (Born Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska, formerly Kath Walker) (3 November 1920—16 September 1993) was an Australian poet, political activist, artist and educator. She was also a campaigner for Aboriginal rights. Oodgeroo was best known for her poetry, and was the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of verse. Through the 1960s she began to emerge as a prominent figure, both as a political activist and as a writer. She was Queensland state secretary of the Council for the Advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (CAATSI), and was involved in a number of other political organisations. She was a key figure in the campaign for the reform of the Australian constitution to allow Aboriginal people full citizenship, lobbying Prime Minister Robert Menzies in 1965, and his successor Harold Holt in 1966. She wrote many books, beginning with We Are Going (1964), the first book to be published by an Aboriginal woman, and won several literary awards, such as the Mary Gilmore Medal (1970), the Jessie Litchfield Award (1975), and the Fellowship of Australian Writers’ Award. She was also awarded an MBE in 1970.

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Resources for Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Selected resources (92)

Australian Women's Register

  1. Manuscript Collection UQFL 84: Guide to the Papers of Oodgeroo Noonuccal
    The University of Queensland Library, Fryer Library
    [2000]
    Series: http://library.uq.edu.au/record=b2189042~S7
  2. Legends of our land
    Oodgeroo Noonuccal
    [c1990]
    Published: Harcourt Brace Jovanovic
  3. Father Sky and Mother Earth
    Kath Walker [Oodgeroo Noonuccal]
    [1981]
    Published: Jacaranda Wiley
  4. The dawn is at hand : poems
    Kath Walker [Oodgeroo Noonuccal]
    [1966]
    Published: Jacaranda Press
  5. Australia's unwritten history : more legends of our land
    Oodgeroo Noonuccal
    [c1992]
    Published: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
  6. Why I am now Oodgeroo NoonuccalAge 11 : Why I am now Oodgeroo Noonuccal
    Oodgeroo Nunuccal
    [1987]
  7. Harmony in education. -Excerpts from an address to Action for Aboriginal Rights-Disarming Times: journal of Pax Christie 10 1 (Jan/ Mar) 7,14-16 : Harmony in education. -Excerpts from an address to Action for Aboriginal Rights-
    Walker, Kath [Oodgeroo Nunuccal]
    [1985]
  8. My people
    Oodgeroo Noonuccal
    [1990]
    Published: Jacaranda
  9. Aboriginal betrayal poster : land rights (makarrata) [Poster]
    Kath Walker [Oodgeroo Nunuccal]
    [1981]
  10. The role of teachers in the Year of Indigenous People: Oodgeroo of the tribe Noonuccal (Kath Walker) interviewed by Rhonda CravenJournal (Aboriginal Studies Association) 3 55-57. : The role of teachers in the Year of Indigenous People: Oodgeroo of the tribe Noonuccal (Kath Walker) interviewed by Rhonda Craven
    Oodgeroo Noonuccal
    [1994]
  11. Oodgeroo Noonuccal: writer, poet and educatorAboriginal voices : contemporary Aboriginal artists, writers and performers Liz Thompson : Oodgeroo Noonuccal: writer, poet and educator
    Oodgeroo Nunuccal
    [1990]
    Published: Simon and Schuster
  12. 'Recording the cries of the people': an interview with Oodgeroo (Kath Walker). -Edited version of an interview conducted 28 Jan 1988-Aboriginal culture today 16-30 : 'Recording the cries of the people': an interview with Oodgeroo (Kath Walker). -Edited version of an interview conducted 28 Jan 1988-
    Oodgeroo Noonuccal; Gerry Turcotte
    [1988]
    Published: Dangaroo Press
  13. A look at the seventiesIdentity 3 Nov-Dec 6-7,20-23 : A look at the seventies
    Walker, Kath [Oodgeroo Nunuccal]
    [1979]
  14. Born to be a poet: 1982 James McAuley Memorial Lecture: Kath Walker. - Interview-Togatus 10-11 : Born to be a poet: 1982 James McAuley Memorial Lecture: Kath Walker. - Interview-
    Errey, Howard
    [1982]
  15. I used my art for sanity's sake. -Comments on the author's drawings-Aspect 34 (Aug) 52-57 : I used my art for sanity's sake. -Comments on the author's drawings-
    Walker, Kath [Oodgeroo Nunuccal]
    [1986]
  16. Looking at Australia from both sides of the fence. - Article based on an address given to an "Action for Aboriginal Rights" meeting in Melbourne-Habitat Australia 13 2 29-31 : Looking at Australia from both sides of the fence. - Article based on an address given to an "Action for Aboriginal Rights" meeting in Melbourne-
    Walker, Kath [Oodgeroo Nunuccal]
    [1985]
  17. Where are my first born?: Aboriginal education. - Transcript of the Charles Joseph La Trobe Memorial Lecture for 1983-Polycom 38 (Oct) 6-11 : Where are my first born?: Aboriginal education. - Transcript of the Charles Joseph La Trobe Memorial Lecture for 1983-
    Walker, Kath [Oodgeroo Nunuccal]
    [1984]
  18. Oodgeroo Noonuccal/Kath Walker 1920/ 1993. [Obituary]Australian Aboriginal Studies (Canberra) 2 129- 130 : Oodgeroo Noonuccal/Kath Walker 1920/ 1993. [Obituary]
    Cochrane, Kathleen J.
    [1993]
  19. Outsiders: Aboriginal womenIn her own right: women in Australia Rigg, J. 85-97 : Outsiders: Aboriginal women
    Barwick, Diane
    [1969]
    Published: Thomas Nelson
  20. Citizenship as Non-discrimination: Acceptance or Assimilation? Political Logic and Emotional Investment in Campaigns for Indigenous Rights in Australia, 1940 TO 1970Gender and History 13 3 566-592 : Citizenship as Non-discrimination: Acceptance or Assimilation? Political Logic and Emotional Investment in Campaigns for Indigenous Rights in Australia, 1940 TO 1970
    Lake, Marilyn
    [2001]
  21. RecollectionsAustralians from 1939 Curthoys, A., Martin, A.W., Rowse, Tim : Recollections
    Walker, Kath [Oodgeroo Noonuccal]
    [1987]
    Published: Fairfax, Syme & Weldon Associates
  22. We are going
    Kath Walker [Oodgeroo Noonuccal]
    [1964]
    Published: Jacaranda Press
  23. Towards a global village in the southern hemisphere
    Oodgeroo Noonuccal
    [1989]
    Published: Institute for Cultural Policy, Division of Humanities, Griffith University
  24. Stradbroke dreamtime
    Oodgeroo Noonuccal
    [1993]
    Published: Angus & Robertson
  25. The spirit of Australia
    Oodgeroo Noonuccal
    [1989]
    Published: Golden Press
  26. The Rainbow serpent
    Oodgeroo Noonuccal and Kabul Oodgeroo Noonuccal
    [c1988]
    Published: Australian Government Publishing Service
  27. Kath Walker: an extraordinary life. -An interview by Christine Hogan-Portfolio 3 9 (July) 14-16 : Kath Walker: an extraordinary life. -An interview by Christine Hogan-
    Hogan, Christine
    [1987]
  28. Oodgeroo in ChinaAustralian Literary Studies 16 4 (42)-54 : Oodgeroo in China
    Nicholas Jose
    [1994]
  29. Quandamooka, the art of Kath Walker
    Ulli Beier
    [1985]
    Published: Robert Brown & Associates in association with the Aboriginal Artists Agency
  30. Interview: Kath WalkerMeanjin (Melbourne) 36 Dec 428-441 : Interview: Kath Walker
    Davidson, Jim
    [1977]
  31. Kath Walker. -An Aboriginal writer: interview by Candida Baker-Yacker 2 : Australian writers talk about their work 280-301 : Kath Walker. -An Aboriginal writer: interview by Candida Baker-
    Candida Baker
    [1987]
    Published: Pan
  32. The poetry of Oodgeroo. -With poem "Mudrooroo Remembers Oodgeroo"-Island (Sandy Bay, Tas) 57 Summer 3-5 : The poetry of Oodgeroo. -With poem "Mudrooroo Remembers Oodgeroo"-
    Page, Geoff; Mudrooroo
    [1993]
  33. Oodgeroo: A Selective ChecklistAustralian Literary Studies 16 4 : Oodgeroo: A Selective Checklist
    Janine Little
    [1994]
  34. Poet swaps name in protestSydney Morning Herald : Poet swaps name in protest
    Roberts, Greg
    [1987]
  35. WALKER, KATHLEEN JEAN MARYWorld War 2 Nominal Roll Department of Veterans' Affairs : WALKER, KATHLEEN JEAN MARY
    Department of Veterans' Affairs
    [2003]
    Published: Department of Veterans' Affairs
    Series: http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/script/veteran.asp?ServiceID=A&VeteranID=97434
  36. The Complete Book of Great Australian Women: Thirty-six women who changed the course of Australia
    De Vries, Susanna
    [2003]
    Published: HarperCollins
  37. Shadow sister [motion picture]
    Frank Heimans; Geoff Burton; Jenny Baird Nussinov
    [1977]
    Published: Cinetel Productions
  38. Oodgeroo as friend and artistAustralian Literary Studies 16 4 (28)-34 : Oodgeroo as friend and artist
    Beier,Ulli
    [1994]
  39. Obituary: Oodgeroo of the tribe NoonuccalAboriginal History 18 1-2 1-4 : Obituary: Oodgeroo of the tribe Noonuccal
    Collins, John
    [1994]
  40. Kath turns to painting. -Poet Kath Walker-Panorama 35 (Apr/ May) 45-46 : Kath turns to painting. -Poet Kath Walker-
    [1985]
  41. Oodgeroo, a tributeAustralian Literary Studies 16 4 190 : Oodgeroo, a tribute
    Adam Shoemaker
    [1994]
  42. Oodgeroo of the Noonuccal, custodian of the land Minjerribah [sound recording; broadcast on 3/1/1994]
    Ellen Stuart; Theresa Remedio; Awaye
    [1994]
    Published: ABC Radio National
  43. Kath Walker, activist, artist finds a new medium for her cause. - playing the old woman in the film The Fringe DwellersBulletin (Sydney) 88-90 : Kath Walker, activist, artist finds a new medium for her cause. - playing the old woman in the film The Fringe Dwellers
    Neller, Shelley
    [1985]
  44. Murawina : Australian women of high achievement
    Roberta Sykes ; photography by Sandy Edwards
    [1993]
    Published: Doubleday
  45. Talkin' up to the white woman : Aboriginal women and feminism
    Moreton-Robinson, Aileen
    [2000]
    Published: University of Queensland Press
  46. Who's who of Australian women
    Lofthouse, Andrea
    [1982]
    Published: Methuen Australia
  47. Who's who in Australia 1980
    Draper, W J
    [1908]
    Published: The Herald and Weekly Times
  48. The struggle goes on. -In death as in life, controversy continues to surround Oodgeroo Noonuccal-Bulletin (Sydney) 32-35 : The struggle goes on. -In death as in life, controversy continues to surround Oodgeroo Noonuccal-
    Roberts, Greg
    [1993]
  49. OODGEROO NOONUCCAL (Kath Walker)Australians Behind the News, Australian Broadcasting Corporation : OODGEROO NOONUCCAL (Kath Walker)
    [2002]
    Published: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    Series: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/australians/noonucca.htm
  50. From Kath Walker to Oodgeroo Noonuccal?: ambiguity and assurance in My PeopleAustralian Literary Studies 16 4 (105)-118 : From Kath Walker to Oodgeroo Noonuccal?: ambiguity and assurance in My People
    Eva Rask Knudsen
    [1994]
  51. The black Diggers : Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in the Second World War
    Hall, Robert A.
    [1997]
    Published: Aboriginal Studies Press
  52. They spoke out pretty good: the leadership of women in the Brisbane Aboriginal rights movement, 1958/ 1962Melbourne Historical Journal 24 (87)-103 : They spoke out pretty good: the leadership of women in the Brisbane Aboriginal rights movement, 1958/ 1962
    Darling, Elaine
    [1996]
  53. Kath Walker makes a stand in the sitting-down place [Oodgeroo Nunucccal]Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend : Kath Walker makes a stand in the sitting-down place [Oodgeroo Nunucccal]
    Roberts, G.
    [1987]
  54. The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, society and culture
    Horton, David
    [1994]
    Published: Aboriginal Studies Press for AIATSIS
  55. Kath Walker: This is your life. Series 6 ; ep. 1 [videorecording]
    [1980]
    Published: Lifetime Association
  56. The Women's Pages: Australian Women and Journalism since 1850
    Australian Women's Archives Project
    [2008]
    Published: Australian Women's Archives Project
    Series: http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/cal/cal-home.html
  57. Some Aboriginal women pathfinders : their difficulties and their achievements
    Beeson, Margaret J (compiled by)
    [[1980]]
    Published: Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Australia
  58. You'll be sorry!
    Howard, Ann
    [1990]
    Published: Tarka
  59. Aboriginal Writers in AustraliaIdentity 9,14-15 : Aboriginal Writers in Australia
    Beston, John B.
    [1976]
  60. Details of pioneers in Aboriginal movement.Identity 10-11 : Details of pioneers in Aboriginal movement.
    Horner, Jack
    [1972]
  61. Honours for AboriginesIdentity 15 : Honours for Aborigines
    [1971]
  62. Reports and resolutions
    Conference on Aboriginal Affairs (8th : 1965 : Canberra, A.C.T.)
    [1965]
  63. Australian women writers : a bibliographic guide
    Adelaide, Debra
    [1988]
    Published: Pandora Press
  64. Australian literature : an historical introduction
    McLaren, John
    [1989]
    Published: Longman Cheshire
  65. Aboriginal womenThe Australian people 255-259 : Aboriginal women
    Richards, Michaela
    [1988]
    Published: Angus & Robertson
  66. The Aboriginal poets in English: Kath Walker, Jack Davis, and Kevin GilbertMeanjin (Melbourne) 36 Dec 446-462 : The Aboriginal poets in English: Kath Walker, Jack Davis, and Kevin Gilbert
    Beston, John
    [1977]
  67. Dream Time Machine Time [videorecording]
    Joanna Penglase; Don Featherstone
    [1987]
    Published: Don Featherstone Productions
  68. It's 'bloody minded revenge', says Kath Walker. - Queensland State Lands Administration refuses to alter tenure of land on Moongalba Reserve-Sydney Morning Herald 16 : It's 'bloody minded revenge', says Kath Walker. - Queensland State Lands Administration refuses to alter tenure of land on Moongalba Reserve-
    Roberts, Greg
    [1984]
  69. Papers of Frank Hardy (1917-1994)
    Published: National Library of Australia
    Series: http://www.nla.gov.au/ms/findaids/4887.html
  70. Guide to the Papers of Craig Powell
    K. Diehm
    [2000]
    Published: Australian Defence Force Academy
    Series: http://www.lib.adfa.edu.au:85/web/speccoll/finding_aids/powell.html
  71. Worth Fighting For!
    Fryer Library with research by Yorick Smaal
    [2008]
    Published: University of Queensland
    Series: http://www.library.uq.edu.au/fryer/worth_fighting/
  72. Aboriginal women and economic ingenuity [Changing white perceptions of Aboriginal culture and the role of women in that culture]Australian Feminism: A Companion Caine, Barbara : Aboriginal women and economic ingenuity [Changing white perceptions of Aboriginal culture and the role of women in that culture]
    Langto, Marcia; Barry, Kristen
    [1998]
    Published: Oxford University Press
  73. The matriarchs: twelve Australian women talk about their lives to Susan Mitchell.
    Mitchell, Susan
    [1987]
    Published: Penguin Books
  74. Kath Walker at Moongalba: making the new dreamtimeWorld Literature Written in English 17 Apr 83-95 : Kath Walker at Moongalba: making the new dreamtime
    Lauer, Margaret Read
    [1978]
  75. Kath Walker and the bridge to the DreamtimeWoman's Day and Woman's World 58-59 : Kath Walker and the bridge to the Dreamtime
    Barnes, Mick
    [1980]
  76. Stradbroke dreamtime and beyond: conversations with Kath Walker at MoongalbaSimply Living 17 21-24,62-63 : Stradbroke dreamtime and beyond: conversations with Kath Walker at Moongalba
    Shiels, Rosa; Leimbach, Claire
    [1981]
  77. A showpiece for what?: the Commonwealth GamesIdentity 4 June 15-21 : A showpiece for what?: the Commonwealth Games
    Tweedie, Penny
    [1982]
  78. Neville Bonner takes on the role of elderBulletin (Sydney) 30,32 : Neville Bonner takes on the role of elder
    Stokes, Charles
    [1982]
  79. Utopia Australia [Series of six parts] Part 6: A republic in which we all share. -Interview with Kath Walker-Age 11 : Utopia Australia [Series of six parts] Part 6: A republic in which we all share. -Interview with Kath Walker-
    Broadbent, David
    [1983]
  80. Fringe DwellersFilm adaption of Nene Gare novel. : Fringe Dwellers
    Bruce Bereford; Oodgeroo Nunuccal [actor and script consultant]
    [1986]
    Published: Fringe Dwellers Productions
  81. National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room: Biographical cuttings on Oodgeroo Noonuccal, poet, conservationist and Aboriginal community worker.
  82. The University of Melbourne, Baillieu Library Special Collections: Aboriginal charter of rights (1966)
    By Kath Walker [Oodgeroo Noonuccal]. This 18 page text is an offprint of Missionary review. July, 1966. Sydney : Board of Missions of the Methodist Church of Australasia.
    SpC/MCL f ABOR
  83. National Library of Australia Oral History Collection: Conversation with Kath Walker (1976)
    Interview with Hazel de Berg on 10 March 1976. Oodgeroo talks about The Dawn is at Hand and We are going, reads "Son of mine", "Biami" and "The Past". Transcript also available.
  84. Fryer Library and Department of Special Collections, University of Queensland: Papers of Noonuccal, Oodgeroo, 1920-1993 (1940s - c. 1985)
    Correspondence, literary manuscripts, photographs, newspaper cuttings, speeches, reports, press releases, notes, invitations, programmes, plans.
    UQFL84
  85. Fryer Library and Department of Special Collections, University of Queensland: Poems [Noonuccal, Oodgeroo, 1920-1993.]
    Willie McKenzie ;. Namatjira ;. Son of mine ;. Acacia Ridge ;. Frustration ;. United we win ;. Companionship ;. The boomerang ;. My love ;. Love blossoms.
    F3135
  86. Fryer Library and Department of Special Collections, University of Queensland: Papers relating to Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1991 - 1994)
    Arranged in the following series : A. Typescript draft of book, Oodgeroo. B. Poems and speeches by Oodgeroo. C. Obituaries. D. Correspondence between Kathie Cochrane and Judith Wright. Papers relate to the writing of the book, Oodgeroo, by Kathie Cochrane.
    UQFL286
  87. Fryer Library and Department of Special Collections, University of Queensland: Papers related to the publishing of The Spirit of Australia [Oodgeroo Nunuccal and Paul Cliff] (1988? - 1989)
    1. Handwritten text by Oodgeroo Noonuccal, to accompany slide images for book. 2. Typescript by Paul Cliff of emendations to Oodgeroo's text. 3. Edited typescript version by Paul Cliff, of Oodgeroo's and Vivian Walker's script for The Rainbow Serpent. This was performed at Expo '88, Brisbane, and used as the introduction to The Spirit of Australia. Accompanied by letter from Paul Cliff to Oodgeroo and Vivian Walker, 19 Jan. 1989. (Note : Vivian Walker later became known as Kabul Oodgeroo Noonuccal.)
    F3217
  88. Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS): The Aussie image : the language of the image makers (1980)
    Stimulus material for lower secondary classes; includes chapter The Aboriginal tradition; European contact; mission life; land rights; prejudice; culture; activities for extracts of works by Margaret Tucker, Ella Simon, Robert Merritt, Frank Hardy, Kevin Gilbert, Kath Walker Produced by New South Wales. Dept. of Education, includes 1 booklet (teachers notes), 178 printed masters, 168 col. slides, 1 audio cassette; in folder; ill.
    KIT N531.48/A1
  89. Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales: Aboriginal National Theatre Trust Limited - files, 1902-1991 (1902 - 1991)
    Records of the Aboriginal National Theatre Trust Limited.
    MLMSS 6254/4-24
  90. Fryer Library and Department of Special Collections, University of Queensland: Kath Walker interviewed [sound recording] (1970s - )
    Interviewer Julianne Schwenke.
    PR8279.A43 Z463 197*
  91. National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection: Papers of Frank Hardy
    Correspondence, notes, drafts and research material relating to his published works, diaries, notebooks, presscuttings, tape recordings, photographs and cartoons. There are also autobiographical notes, radio and television scripts, papers connected with political and literary organizations, biographical and critical material on Henry Lawson and the Russian poet Evgenii Yevtushenko, and writings by others. The bulk of the collection dates from 1960.
    MS 4887
  92. Special Collections, Academy Library, UNSW@ADFA, Australian Defence Force Academy: Craig Powell manuscript collection (1960 - 1970)
    Correspondence to Craig Powell from writers including Tom Shapcott, Les Murray, Francis Webb, Michael Dransfield, Judith Wright and Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker)
    MS 152

Resources by Oodgeroo Noonuccal (106)

  1. Stradbroke dreamtime / Oodgeroo ; illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft
    Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993
    [ Book : 1972-2006 ]
    Languages: English;Japanese;Polish;German, [3 others]
    Possibly online
    At 150 libraries
    Stradbroke dreamtime / Oodgeroo ; illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 104.234)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 104.234)

  2. Oodgeroo : a tribute / guest editor, Adam Shoemaker
    SHOEMAKER, Adam (Ed.)
    [ Book, Microform : 1994 ]
    At 102 libraries
    Oodgeroo : a tribute / guest editor, Adam Shoemaker
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 68.217)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 68.217)

  3. Oodgeroo / Kathie Cochrane ; with a contribution by Judith Wright ; illustrations by Ron Hurley
    Cochrane, Kathleen J
    [ Book, Audio book : 1994-1995 ]
    At 112 libraries
    Oodgeroo / Kathie Cochrane ; with a contribution by Judith Wright ; illustrations by Ron Hurley
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52.687)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 52.687)

  4. Quandamooka, the art of Kath Walker / Ulli Beier
    Beier, Ulli, 1922-2011
    [ Book : 1985 ]
    At 53 libraries
    Quandamooka, the art of Kath Walker / Ulli Beier
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45.931)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45.931)

  5. My people : a Kath Walker collection
    Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993
    [ Book : 1970-2014 ]
    Possibly online
    At 156 libraries
    My people : a Kath Walker collection
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44.854)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 44.854)

  6. Father Sky and Mother Earth / written and illustrated by Kath Walker
    Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993
    [ Book : 1981-2008 ]
    Possibly online
    At 91 libraries
    Father Sky and Mother Earth / written and illustrated by Kath Walker
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37.154)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37.154)

  7. Australian legends and landscapes / Oodgeroo Noonuccal ; with photography by Reg Morrison
    Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993
    [ Book : 1990 ]
    At 76 libraries
    Australian legends and landscapes / Oodgeroo Noonuccal ; with photography by Reg Morrison
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 27.593)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 27.593)

  8. The Rainbow serpent / Oodgeroo Noonuccal and Kabul Oodgeroo Noonuccal
    Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993
    Meanjin
    [ Book, Audio book, Article : 1988-2001 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At 102 libraries
    The Rainbow serpent / Oodgeroo Noonuccal and Kabul Oodgeroo Noonuccal
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 27.26)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 27.26)

  9. Oodgeroo Nunukul / with Caroline Jones
    Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993
    [ Sound : 1990 ]
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  10. Oodgeroo Noonuccal
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    [ Video : 1992 ]
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  1. Stradbroke dreamtime / Oodgeroo ; illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft
    Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993
    [ Book : 1972-2006 ]
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  2. Oodgeroo : a tribute / guest editor, Adam Shoemaker
    SHOEMAKER, Adam (Ed.)
    [ Book, Microform : 1994 ]
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  3. Oodgeroo / Kathie Cochrane ; with a contribution by Judith Wright ; illustrations by Ron Hurley
    Cochrane, Kathleen J
    [ Book, Audio book : 1994-1995 ]
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    Oodgeroo / Kathie Cochrane ; with a contribution by Judith Wright ; illustrations by Ron Hurley
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  4. Quandamooka, the art of Kath Walker / Ulli Beier
    Beier, Ulli, 1922-2011
    [ Book : 1985 ]
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    Quandamooka, the art of Kath Walker / Ulli Beier
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  5. Oodgeroo Noonuccal / Gail Taylor
    Taylor, Gail, 1956-
    [ Book : 1999-2000 ]
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    Oodgeroo Noonuccal / Gail Taylor
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  6. Oodgeroo Nunukul / with Caroline Jones
    Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993
    [ Sound : 1990 ]
    At 2 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 26.595)

  7. A glad tomorrow : Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1920-1993)
    [ Book : 1993 ]
    At Boer War Mem Lib
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 23.802)

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  8. Oodgeroo Noonuccal
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    [ Video : 1992 ]
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  9. Oodgeroo Noonuccal : poet, painter and elder of her people / Al Grassby ; illustrated by Bruce Smith
    Grassby, A. J. (Albert Jaime), 1926-
    [ Book : 1991 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 23.198)

  10. Songs for the Shadowland : vocal music / by Paul Stanhope; [text by Noonuccal]
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    [ Sound : 2006-2010 ]
    At 7 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 22.808)

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  1. Kabul Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1953-)
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  1. Oodgeroo Noonuccal to sit in judgment: Holding
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    ... | Oodgeroo Noonuccal to i sit in judgment: Holding The spirit of Aboriginal poet, playwright and ... activist, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, would sit in judgment of federal Parliament when it de bates legislation on ... 169 words
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  2. Obituary: OODGEROO NOONUCCAL (Kath Walker) A tireless fighter for land and civil rights
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    ... Obituary: OODGEROO NOONUCCAL (Kath Walker) _ A tireless fighter for land and civil rights BRISBANE ... : Her father told Oodgeroo Noonuccal when she was a small child that, because she was an Aborigine, she ... 684 words
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    Cochrane, Kathleen J
    [ Unpublished : 1991-1994 ]
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  2. [Biographical cuttings on Oodgeroo Noonuccal, poet, conservationist and Aboriginal community worker, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
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  2. Kath Walker : a tribute / Mt. Larcom State High School
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  4. Eileen O'Connor ; Oodgeroo Noonuccal
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  1. Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker) 1920-1993
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  2. Oodgeroo Noonuccal/Kath Walker 1920/ 1993. [Obituary]
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  4. Dreaming a new world. -Interview with Oodgeroo Noonuccal by Trenoweth, Samantha-
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    Kath Walker, Stradbroke Island, Queensland, ca. 1975, 2 / Bruce Howard
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    [ Poster, chart, other : 1976 ]