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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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by Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993
London ; New York : Marion Boyars ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Rizzoli International Publications, 1992
 
 
Uniform title: Stradbroke dreamtime. Polish
by Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993
Warszawa : Nasza Ksiegarnia, 1977
BookBook [text, volume]
 
 
by Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993
Pymble, N.S.W. : Angus & Robertson, 1995, c1972
 
 
by Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993
Pymble, N.S.W. : Angus & Robertson, 1992, c1972
 
 
Uniform title: Stradbroke Dreamtime
by Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993
New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1994
 
 
Uniform title: Poems. Selections. Chinese & English
by Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993
Brisbane : Jacaranda Press and the International Culture Publishing Corporation, 1988
 
 
by Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993
[Brisbane?] : [The Author?], [between 1962 and 1964]
BookBook [text, volume]
 
 
by Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993
Pymble, N.S.W. : Angus & Robertson, 1993 , © 1972
BookBook [still image, text, volume]
 
 
by Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993
Marrickville, N.S.W. : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1990
BookBook [text, volume]
 
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