Paul Behrendt Paul Behrendt i(A14596 works by)
Born: Established: 31 Oct 1939 Lithgow, Lithgow area, Central West NSW, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 30 Oct 2006
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Australian
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Paul Behrendt was born into a family of nine children and his mother died not long after his younger brother's birth. Behrendt's father was unable to support the children, and the children were sent to Burnside Home in Sydney. At the age of twelve Paul Behrendt returned to live with his father and stepmother.

Behrendt returned to his ancestral lands and made contact with family members, including his mother's cousin, although his mother had died.

Behrendt worked as Aboriginal Fellow in the Faculty of Liberal Studies at the University of New South Wales.

Behrendt's story was fictionalised by his daughter, Larissa Behrendt, in her novel Home in 2004.

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