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Barbara Councillor
Boodjar: Australia
Nartj Wah: Teacher and researcher
Koorliny nitja boodjar yey: 1938
Nartj boodjar baal koorliny: Picton Junction
Koorliny wiern yey:
Nartj boodjar noonar koorliny wiern:


Barbara Councillor was born in 1938, Picton Junction in NSW, famous for its unusual railway station. Her father was Frank Corbett wer her ngarngk was Leah Newell - daughter of Rosemary Mippy who was the daughter of Ediann. Barbara is keny of the last descendants of the Wardandi wer Bibulmum Noongar Clans. She became a teacher wer researcher to pass il stories of life wer country. Barbara was greatly influenced by her father Frank Corbett who inspired wer nurtured her love, understanding wer respect for country, family wer understanding. It is with the authority wer permission of Barbara Councillor that the Dordenup stories from Buller-Murphy’s manuscripts have been translated in Dordenap Boodja Wongki: Stories from Bibulmun and Wardandi Country.[1][2]

Publications[edit]

  • Mother Good Bye i "She slumbered into a sleep,", Barbara Corbett- Councillor , 2013 poetry — Appears in: Dordenap Boodja Wongki : Stories from Bibulmun wer Wardandi Boodjar 2013; (p. 2)
  • Sunset i "The sun is going down in the west,", Barbara Corbett- Councillor , 2013 short story — Appears in: Dordenap Boodja Wongki : Stories from Bibulmun wer Wardandi Boodjar 2013; (p. 3)
  • He Couldn't Read or Write i "You may have been born north,", Barbara Corbett- Councillor , 2013 poetry — Appears in: Dordenap Boodja Wongki : Stories from Bibulmun wer Wardandi Boodjar 2013; (p. 4)
  • Power wer Greed i "If power and greed take nidja their land it takes their identity with their past childhood.", Barbara Corbett- Councillor , 2013 poetry — Appears in: Dordenap Boodja Wongki : Stories from Bibulmun wer Wardandi Boodjar 2013; (p. 5)

Ngiyan waarnk[edit]

  1. Wanala Conference 2013
  2. [Wanala Conference 2013