Guide to the Papers of John Kempster

MS Acc14.068

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Title
Papers of John Kempster
Date Range
1959-1968
Collection Number
MS Acc14.068
Extent
1.46 metres (3 boxes + 1 map folio)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Conditions Governing Access

Access conditions may apply to this collection, please refer to the collection's catalogue record for further information (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn6493438).

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of John Kempster, National Library of Australia, MS Acc14.068, [box number and series and/or folder number]'.

Finding Aid Source(s)

Please note: This finding aid may comprise or contain descriptive information provided by donors, researchers and/or volunteers.

Item Descriptions

Series. Booklets, pamphlets, letters, notes and assorted loose papers

File. 1 x The Commonwealth of Australia, 'The Constitution As Altered to 1st January, 1947, with Index', 62 pages excluding blank pages and cover

File. 1 x 'The Adelaide Church Guardian', Vol. LV No.3, December 1960, 31 pages excl. cover (stapled), includes letter from John Kempster (page 13)

File. 1 x 'Prospectus Marngoo Films Limited', 1960, booklet (stapled)

File. 1 x 'United Aborigines Mission Inc[.] Aborigine News', January 1961, 4 pages

File. 1 x 'The Policy of Assimilation', Commonwealth and State Ministers and the Native Welfare Conference, Canberra, 26-27 January 1961, 10 page paper booklet (stapled)

File. 1 × 3 page handwritten notes headed 'John Millar' also containing handwritten notes on envelope and sheet of paper, 1 May 1961

File. 1 x 'The Adelaide Church Guardian', Vol. LV No.9, June 1961, 31 pages excl. cover (stapled)

File. 1 x ABM Review, Vol.LI No.5, June 1961, 17 pages excl. cover (stapled)

File. 1 x 'One People', prepared under the authority of the Minister for Territories for National Aborigines Day 14 July 1961, 34 page paper booklet (stapled)

File. 1 x handwritten letter from David to John Kempster, 27 August 1961, includes envelope

File. 1 x typewritten letter on South Australia Aborigines Department letterhead from D.L. (Don) Busbridge to John Kempster and Student Christian Movement Work Party, 29 August 1961, includes envelope

File. 1 x typewritten letter from Bev to John Kempster, 6 September 1961, includes envelope

File. 1 x handwritten letter from Bev to Dr John Kempster, 12 September 1961, includes envelope

File. 1 x 'Aborigines' Advancement League Newsletter', No. 11 September 1961, 8 pages (stapled)

File. 1 x 'Current Affairs Bulletin: The Dark People', Vol. 29 No. 4 25 December 1961, 14 page paper booklet (stapled)

File. 1 x Meanjin Quarterly, 2/1961, 240 pages excl. cover

File. 1 x NSW Ecumenical Work Camp information and application form, December 1961-January 1962, Australian Christian Youth Council, 2 double-sided typed pages with 'Work Camp' written in orange marker on front panel

File. 1 x collection of handwritten notes from Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement 5th Annual Conference, 20 April 1962

File. 1 x 'On Aboriginal Affairs', No. 2 April-May 1962, 8 page paper booklet (stapled)

File. 1 x 'On Aboriginal Affairs', No. 3 June-July 1962, 8 page paper booklet (stapled)

File. 1 x 'On Aboriginal Affairs', No.4 August-October 1962, 16 page paper booklet (stapled)

File. 1 x handwritten notes headed 'Don Dunstan', 20 September 1962

File. 1 x handwritten notes headed 'Dunstan', 20 September 1962

File. 1 x handwritten note on Education Department South Australia letterhead from Harry Perry to John Kempster, 5 October 1962

File. 1 x handwritten letter to John Kempster, 5 October 1962, includes envelope

File. 1 x 'The Adelaide Church Guardian', Vol. LVII No.2, November 1962, 31 pages excl. cover (stapled)

File. 1 x Letter on Friends of the S.C.M. letterhead to 'Friend' from Elizabeth Allen (Honourary Secretary of the S.C.M, 2 February 1963

File. 1 x handwritten notes headed 'Aboriginal Advancement League Mr Glastonbury on new act', 29 March 1963, 3 pages (stapled)

File. 1 x handwritten notes headed 'SCM Friends John Millar', 1 April 1963, double-sided envelope

File. 1 x handwritten notes headed 'AAL Talk', 28 June 1963, 8 pages (stapled)

File. 1 x 'The Aborigines and You', prepared under the authority of the Minister for Territories for National Aborigines Day 12 July 1963, 34 page paper booklet (stapled)

File. 1 x handwritten notes headed 'Aborigines and the Church', 26 July 1963, 7 pages (stapled)

File. 1 x receipt from Amscol 196 Carrington Street Adelaide, 9 August 1963

File. 1 x handwritten notes headed 'A.A.L. Meeting', 26 August 1963

File. 1 x 'World Youth Projects', Australian Christian Youth Council, 1963, 6 panel double-sided page with stapled insert

File. 1 x 'National Petition [:] Towards Equal Citizenship for Aborigines', 1963

File. 1 x Department of Territories, 'The Territory of Papua New Guinea', 8 panel foldout page, 1963

File. 1 x handwritten letter from Phyllis E. Duguid to Dr Kempster, 6 March 1964, 3 pages (stapled)

File. 1 x (empty) envelope addressed to Dr C.J.E. Kempster, 7 March 1964

File. 1 x P.D. Prasada Rao, 'The Main-Line Index and Transversality in the Palms of Australian Aborigines', reprint from Oceania, March 1964 Vol.XXXIV. No.3, 14 page booklet (stapled)

File. 1 x handwritten card from Government House Adelaide to Dr C.J.E. Kempster, 22 June 1964, includes envelope

File. 1 x 'Minister's Bulletin', The National Missionary Council of Australia and The National Aborigines Day of Observance Committee, No. 47 June 1964, 6 panel paper pamphlet

File. 1 x typewritten letter from C.W. Reed, Honourary Secretary of South Australian Public Schools Committees' Association to John Kempster, 9 June 1964, included envelope

File. 1 x NZ CMS News [Church Missionary Society], Vol. 10 No. 2, July 1964, 4 page tabloid size newsletter

File. 1 x Kim E. Beazley M.P., 'Dispossession and Disease-or Dignity?', No. 115 September-October 1964, Provocative Pamphlet, 14 page booklet (stapled) excl. cover

File. 1 x W.C. Wentworth MP, 'Aboriginal Rights (Appropriation Bill (No.3) 1964-65', 3 page paper pamphlet

File. 1 x T.G.H. Strehlow, 'Assimilation Problems: The Aboriginal Problem', Aborigines Advancement League of South Australia, 1964, 36 page paper booklet excl. cardboard cover

File. 1 x 'Aborigines of Australia', Public Library of South Australia, 1964, booklet, 5 pages excl. cover (stapled)

File. 1 x National Aborigines Day Observance Committee 1965 Celebrations [programme], 1 page

File. 2 x 'Australia's Aborigines', Minister for Territories, June 1965, 35 paper page booklet (stapled) excl. glossy, colour cover

File. 1 x 'United Aborigines Mission Inc[.] Aborigine News', June 1965, 4 pages

File. 1 x handwritten card to John Kempster from D.R. Waldbaum (Harvard), 9 September 1965, square cut out of corner

File. 1 x 'Namaleta The Messenger', No.1 March 1965, 8 page typewritten (stapled)

File. 1 x 'Namaleta The Messenger', No.2 June 1965, 4 page typewritten

File. 1 x Aborigines in the community, July 1965, Minister for Territories for National Aborigines' Day, booklet, 7 pages (stapled)

File. 1 x handwritten notes with newspaper article inserted ('Scholarship plan for Aborigines'), 20 August 1965, 2 pages

File. 1 x 'On Aboriginal Affairs', No. 14 September 1965, Aboriginal Affairs, 28 page booklet (stapled) excl. cardboard cover

File. 1 x handwritten notes headed 'Press Release by President of Port Augusta Branch of Aborigines Advancement League', 25th October 1965, 4 pages

File. 1 x 'Tuberculosis Campaign', Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Health, 1965, 4 panel paper pamphlet

File. 3 x H.H. Penny, 'Tribal Aborigines...An Educated People', Aborigines Advancement League Inc. S.A., 1965, 7 page paper booklet excl. cardboard cover (stapled)

File. 1 x Dr Colin Tatz, 'Aborigines: Equality or Inequality', Reprint from The Australian Quarterly, March 1966, 20 page paper booklet (stapled)

File. 1 x Fay Gale, 'Patterns of Post-European Aboriginal Migration in South Australia', reprinted from Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, Vol.67, 1966, 16 pages excl. cover (stapled)

File. 1 x Rev. J.C. Scarborough, Uncle Tom's Wurley, Adelaide 1966, 61 page booklet excl. blank pages and cover

File. 1 x 'Rights and Advancement [:] Newsletter of the Federal Council for Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders', No. 7 March 1967, 8 pages (stapled)

File. 1 x 'Rights and Advancement [:] Newsletter of the Federal Council for Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders', No. 8 April 1967, 8 pages (stapled)

File. 1 x Commonwealth of Australia, 'Referendums to be held on Saturday, 27th May, 1967...The Arguments for and against the proposed alterations...', 6 April 1967, 16 pages

File. 1 x 'The Adelaide Church Guardian', May 1967, loose page

File. 1 x 'Rights and Advancement [:] Newsletter of the Federal Council for Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders', No. 9 May-June 1967, 16 pages (stapled)

File. 1 x Mankind Official Journal of the Anthropological Societies of Australia, Vol.6 No.9, June 1967, 122 pages excl. cover

File. 1 x ABM Review, Vol. 58 No. 3, June 1968, 23 pages excl. cover (stapled)

File. 1 x Aboriginal Advancement League of South Australia, 'A Report on Legislation and Government Policy as they affect Aborigines in South Australia', booklet, 17 pages excl. cover (stapled), handwritten note on back cover

File. 3 x Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 'Explanation of Aboriginal Affairs Act and Policy of the Department' (G.G. Pearson, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs), 12 page paper booklet (stapled), biro writing on back cover

File. 1 x South Australian Christian Youth Council, no date, double-sided 1 page

File. 1 x Ernabella Mission Handicrafts, no date, 8 panel glossy fold-out page

File. 1 x 'Aborigines Advancement League Inc. S.A.', no date, 4 page paper booklet, biro writing on back page

File. 1 x Friends Service Council (Australia), 4 panel brochure

File. 1 × 4 page handwritten notes headed 'Notes on S.A. Legislation'

File. 1 x handwritten notes headed 'Bill Ricketts'

File. 1 x handwritten notes headed 'People to mention'

File. 1 x handwritten notes headed 'Matters Arising'

File. 1 x handwritten notes headed 'Questions for Mr Brian'

File. 1 x handwritten notes headed 'Port Lincoln', double-sided

File. 1 x handwritten notes headed 'The press are not permitted to report on this...'

File. 1 x handwritten letter from Iris Schultz to Dr. J. Kempster, 14 August no year, 3 pages includes envelope

File. 1 x black and white photograph showing group of six unidentified people, no date

File. 1 x black and white photograph of one woman from previous group, no date

File. 1 x black and white photograph of two women from previous photograph, no date

File. 1 x black and white photograph of group of eleven unidentified people with the following handwritten caption: 'A typical breakfast (7.00am) in front of the existing wing, now a small hospital. Shower blocks behind, and our shed can be seen through the archway.' no date

File. 1 x black and white photograph of group of six unidentified girls eating at the beach, stamped 'Advertiser Newspapers Limited Photo Sales Service...', no date

File. 1 x A.P. Elkin, The Aboriginal Australians, (London: Longmans, no date), 56 pages excl. cover

File. 1 x typewritten document headed 'Proposed Policy for Point Pearce', 4 pages (stapled)

File. 1 x typewritten document headed 'Bibliography Australian Aborigines', no date, 4 pages (stapled)

File. 2 x 'The facts on wage discrimination against Aborigines', Federal Council for Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, no date, 4 page paper pamphlet

File. 1 x 'Towards Christian Citizenship', Church Missionary Society, no date, 1 glossy fold out page

File. 1 x handwritten notes 'AAL 22nd April'

Series. 'National Conference 1962'

File. 19 page collection of documents relating to 5th National Conference on Aboriginal Affairs, April 1962, c.1962

Series. 'Work Camp Coober Pedy 1963 [,] 10th-24th August [,] Sponsored by the South Australian Christian Youth Council'

File. 1 x F.J. Schonell et. al., School Attainments and Home Backgrounds of Aboriginal Children, University of Queensland, Vol 1. No. 3 1960, 44 pages excl. cover (stapled)

File. Collection of 30 pages, newspaper clippings and handwritten notes pertaining to Coober Pedy trip, c.1962-1963

File. 1 x Ichthus [Student Christian Movement newsletter], Vol.1 No.9 1965, 9 pages excl. cover (stapled)

File. 1 x 'The Role of Friends in Aboriginal Affairs', Quaker Service Council of Australia, Adelaide, 1966, 25 pages excl. cover (stapled)

File. 1x 'Current Affairs Bulletin: The Dark People', Vol. 29 No. 4 25 December 1961, 14 page paper booklet (stapled)

File. Collection of 39 typewritten pages, newspaper clippings and handwritten notes pertaining to Coober Pedy trip, c.1962-1963

File. 1 x Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Explanation of Aboriginal Affairs Act and Policy of the Department', 10 pages excl. cover (stapled), no date

Series. 'Education of Aboriginals (Australia) 1966 Legislation'

File. 1 x typewritten booklet, Shirley Andrews, 'The Aborigines-Wages and Work', January 1965, 14 pages excl. cover (stapled)

File. 1 x typewritten paper, Frank Engel, 'The Land Rights of Australian Aborigines, January 1965, 9 pages (stapled)

File. 1 x typewritten booklet, 'Principles of Legislation for Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders', Federal Council for Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, April 1965, 12 pages excl. cover (stapled)

File. 1 x typewritten booklet, 'The Aboriginal Education Foundation of South Australia', November 1965, 4 pages excl. cover (stapled)

File. 1 x typewritten booklet, 'Reports and Recommendations of the 9th Annual Conference on Aboriginal Affairs', 9-10 April 1966, Federal Council for Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, 45 pages excl. cover (stapled)

File. 8 pages of handwritten notes

Series. 'Referendum on the Rights of Aborigines 17th May 1967'

File. Collection of 101 documents relating to 'yes' vote in 1967 referendum, c.1961-1967

Series. 'Territory and Art'

File. 1 x booklet 'The Territory of Papua and New Guinea', August 1959, Minister for Territories, 4 pages excl. cover (stapled)

File. 1 x booklet 'The Northern Territory', Department of Territories, March 1961, 6 pages (stapled)

File. 1 x booklet, 'Progress of a people', Minister for Territories, 10 April 1961 (opening of Legislative Council for Papua and New Guinea), 32 pages excl. cover (stapled)

File. 3 x press release, 'Coober Pedy Work Camp', South Australian Christian Youth Council, 9 August 1963

File. 1 x The ABM Review, Vol. LV No.6 July 1965, 19 pages excl. cover (stapled)

File. 1 x article, D.J. Mulvaney, 'Prehistory Down Under', Natural History, April 1970, signed by author

File. 1 x booklet 'The Territory of Papua and New Guinea', No date, 5 pages excl. cover (stapled)

File. 1 x small folder marked 'Book Reviews' containing 8 newspaper articles and reviews

File. 1 x small folder marked 'Aboriginal Personalities' containing 5 newspaper articles

Series. 'Port Augusta Reports'

File. 76 newspaper clippings predominantly focused on Aborigines but also immigration, c.1960-1967

File. 1 x article, John Kempster, 'Coober Pedy Work Camp', The Adelaide Church Guardian, October 1962

File. 1 x letter, John Kempster, 'The Capital A', The Adelaide Church Guardian, November 1962

File. 1 x typewritten application form, South Australian Christian Youth Work Camps, 1964

File. 1 x typewritten letter from Iris Schulz to Don McKenzie, 17 October 1965, 1 page

File. 1 x typewritten letter from Iris Schulz to Dr. Kempster, 17 October 1965, 1 page (envelope incl.)

File. 1 x typewritten letter from Iris Schulz to A. Campbell, 17 October 1965, 1 page

File. Assorted articles on Aborigines from The Adelaide Church Guardian

File. 1 x newsletter, Ichthus, ATC Student Christian Movement, no date, vol. 1 no.3 May, 10 pages excl. cover (stapled)

Series. 'University Mission Committee'

File. 139 page collection of documents relating to the S.C.M.-Anglican Society Mission to the University of Adelaide, c.1962-1964

Series. 'Typed Letters Advancement League'

File. 22 page collection of documents relating to the Aboriginal Advancement League Inc. S.A, c.1962-1964

Series. 'The Church'

File. 117 page collections of documents relating to both (Anglican) church activity with regards to Aborigines and also anthropological/racial studies connected to church thinking on Aborigines, c.1965-1970

Series. 'Community'

File. 81 page collection of documents, newspaper clippings and booklets regarding Aboriginal contribution to and potential contribution to Australian society; also material about other indigenous communities internationally, c.1963-1965

Series. 'F.C.A.A.'

File. 62 pages relating to Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement, c.1962-1965

File. 1 x typewritten booklet, 'Reports and Resolutions of the 7th Annual Conference on Aboriginal Affairs', 27-29 March 1964, Federal Council for Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, 41 pages excl. cover (stapled)

File. 1 x typewritten booklet, 'Reports and Arrangements of the 7th Annual Conference on Aboriginal Affairs', 27-29 March 1964, Federal Council for Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, 28 pages excl. cover (stapled)

File. 1 x typewritten booklet, 'Agenda Reports of the 8th Annual Conference on Aboriginal Affairs', 16-18 April 1965, Federal Council for Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, 28 pages excl. cover (stapled)

Series. 'A.A.L. Correspondence'

File. 94 pages relating to various aspects of John Kempster's work for Aborigines. [A.A.L. refers to the Aboriginal Advancement League], c.1965

File. 1 x 'The facts on wage discrimination against Aborigines', Federal Council for Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, no date, 4 page paper pamphlet

Series. 'Work Camps and Social Work'

File. Newspaper clippings, newsletters and documents relating to Christian Work Camps

Series. 'Aborigines Advancement League'

File. Collection of 86 pages relating to Aborigines Advancement League, c.1965

Series. 'Aborigines'

File. Collection of 70 pages relating to John Kempster's work for Aborigines, c.1960-1965

Series. 'A.A.L. Minutes'

File. Collection of 97 pages relating to the Aboriginal Advancement League; includes letters from Kath Walker (now referred to as Oodgeroo Noonuccal), c.1964

File. 2 x booklets from OPAL organisation, 1964