Barbara Weir: 17 cool facts

By Gwylym Owen

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Barbara (originally Florrie)Weir (born c. 1945) is an Australian Aboriginal[notes 1] artist and politician. One of the Stolen Generations, she was removed from her Aboriginal relatives and raised in a series of relief homes. In the 1970s Weir returned to her relatives territory of Utopia, 300 kilometres (190 mi) northeast of Alice Springs. She became responsive in the local home rights leisure interest of the 1970s and was elected the first woman president of the Indigenous Urapunta Council in 1985. After starting to paint in her mid-forties, she moreover gained wave as a notable artiste of Central Australia. She as well as managed the artistic career of her own mother, Minnie Pwerle, who was after that a noted artist.

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