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Alice Bilari Smith Alice Bilari Smith i(A71842 works by) (a.k.a. Banaka (Skin name))
Born: Established: 1923 Pilbara area, North Western Australia, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Punjima
(Storyteller) assertion
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BiographyHistory

Alice Bilari Smith was born at remote Rocklea Station, east of Onslow in the Pilbara region the daugher of Maggie Johnny, a Banyjima woman, and Alex Stewart, a white teamster. Maggie Johnny's second husband George taught Alice Aboriginal ways. She was brought up in a traditional hunter-gatherer community by her family, spending much of her adult life living in the bush and raising a large family after marrying Bulluru Jack Smith. In 1969 Smith and her family moved to Roebourne. Four of her children attended high school in Perth.

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