Meeting the incredible Barbara Weir

Nadia Phillips meeting Barbara Weir

On my travels in Australia, I had the great pleasure to meet the wonderful Barbara Weir. Not only that, I had the chance to watch her work!

Barbara is an incredible woman, an artist and politician, she has been campaigning for the local land rights movement since the 1970's. In 1985 she was elected as the first woman president of the Indigenous Urapunta Council.

Her life has not been easy, Barbara was one of the Stolen Generations, where Aboriginal children were taken from her family and placed into foster care. She was reunited with her mother in the 1960's, but it took many years to repair the bonds.