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William Barak

 (1824 - 1903)
William Barak was active/lived in Australia.  William Barak is known for painting.

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 Carol Cooper notes that although William Barak adopted the Christian faith, 'he rose to become an influential spokesman for the rights of his people and a crucially important informant about their traditional culture.' (C. Cooper et al, Aboriginal Australia, Sydney: Australian Gallery Directors Council, 1981, p.116)

Sayers writes with regard to Barak that 'by the 1890s (Barak) was the most famous Aboriginal person in Victoria.  Barak was regarded by Europeans and Aborigines as an extraordinary survivor, a man who had been born into Aboriginal society in the early 1820s, before his people had contact with Europeans and who as a boy, witnesse   ...  Displaying 750 of 3604 characters.

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