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Portrait image courtesy of author Barrina South, 2016
Barrina South Barrina South i(A107535 works by)
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal
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Barrina South is an emerging Koori writer whose family connections extend through north western New South Wales. South has had a strong Visual Arts background exhibiting locally and overseas. Her interest in writing life stories began in 2005 as part of her MA (Hons) thesis where she completed the biography of the late Aunty June Barker and her experiences living on the Brewarrina Mission. The following year, the manuscript was a finalist in the David Unaipon Award at the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. South has undertaken a Doctorate in History at the Australian National University focused on Aboriginal women's knowledge and experiences of sites of significance in NSW. She has spent the majority of her working career in the museum and arts sector based in Sydney and  lives and works in Queanbeyan protecting Aboriginal cultural heritage across southern NSW. (Source: Barrina South, October 2016)

Other Works:

Tacon, Paul Stephen Charles, South, Barrina and Hooper, Shaun Boree Depicting cross-cultural interaction : figurative designs in wood, earth and stone from south-east Australia. , 2003.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Too Deadly : Our Voice Our Way Our Business Belconnen : Us Mob Writing , 2017 12334897 2017 anthology poetry short story autobiography prose

'Too Deadly is a fitting title for this powerful and diverse collection of First Nations writings. Offerings include prose and narrative poetry; flash fiction, fiction and creative non-fiction; and life writing. The writers gathered bring to the fore evocative snippets from the many different nations of Indigenous Australia; the themes range from the personal to the political – the big and the small picture leap off the page.'

Source: Jeanine Leane, Wiradjuri writer, Academic. (Publication Summary)

2018 shortlisted Mascara Avant-garde Awards Anthology
Life on Brewarrina Mission 2006 single work life story

This is the story of June Barker and her experiences living on Brewarrina Mission. (Source: Barrina South, Oct 2016)

2006 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Unpublished Indigenous Writer : David Unaipon Award
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