• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH000388

Kath Walker interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection [sound recording]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
  • Reference ORAL TRC 1/923
  • Date Range 10-Mar-76 - 10-Mar-76
  • Description

    1 sound tape reel (ca. 45 min.) Walker speaks of her family and of their totem ; her views on the educational system for Aborigines ; about working as a domestic from the age of 13 ; her beginnings as a poet ; involvement with the civil rights movement ; she speaks of the destruction of the Aboriginal race ; she talks of her two books: “The dawn is at hand” and “We are going”. Walker reads the poems: “Son of mine”, “The dawn is at hand”, “Biami”, “The past”.

  • Access Open access for research and personal copies; permission of literary executor required for public use of interviewee's readings of own works.
  • Finding Aid Transcript available (16 p.)

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  • Primary Creator
    • Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1920 - 1993)
    • de Berg, Hazel Estelle (1913 - 1984)