New Book No 1 Release Amazon

Barbara Miller’s New Book “If I Survive” is scaling the heights on Amazon bookstore!

Barbara Miller pictured here with her new book in draft A4 copy from the printer.

Barbara with If I Survive book 17.1.19 Cairns Esplanade

The Kindle version as reached “#1 New Release in Jewish History” & “#1 in Jewish Holocaust History” and more you can see in the gallery below.

New Book If I Survive


FINALLY HERE AND ALSO FREE – Free download for a limited time of this no 1 new release in Jewish History, Jewish Holocaust History and Historical German Biographies. No 3 in Social History – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MQ4DKJH. Love you to review it on Amazon please as it helps people find it.

Lena Goldstein’s Miracle Story of Survival from the Holocaust as told by Barbara Miller from Interviews and from Lena’s Diary.Barbara was a finalist herself in the 2018 Queensland Literary Awards for the Work of State Significance.

“If I Survive.” This thought haunted Lena. Her loved ones were cruelly forced from her arms in the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland and perished in Treblinka Death Camp. This is a true story of Holocaust survival. Lena kept thinking, “It’s my turn next.” How did she survive?

This is Barbara’s second book on the Holocaust with the first being the biography of William Cooper in 2012. He was an Aboriginal Australian who, as well as being an activist for his people, led a protest against Kristallnacht, the start of the Holocaust or Shoah in 1938.

This gripping biography of Lena Goldstein is the first in a series called Faces of Eve.

L-R Lena Goldstein & Barbara Miller with author interviewing her at an old people’s home in Sydney. Lena turns 100 on 31 Jan 19.

Upcoming events

2019 Book launches –
10 Feb 2.30pm Sydney Jewish Museum
11 Feb 1pm Hon Rev Fred Nile, MLA, NSW Parliament House, Booking required to Judy Russell<judy.russell@iinet.net.au>
14 Feb 7pm Jewish Holocaust Centre, Melbourne

 

Pictured here is Lena receiving the Order of Australia medal from then Governor of NSW

 

 

White Woman Black Heart article and review by Open Discussion on Progressive Christianity

The Open Discussion on Progressive Christianity has recently posted an article on the latest White Woman Black Heart book:

This enthralling personal memoir, with its incredibly detailed recollections, extends from the turbulent times of the sixties and seventies to the present which she shares with husband Norman in pastoral ministry. White Woman, Black Heart is also an inspiring testimony to the empowering convergence between her authentic…

Continue reading the article here: 
https://ucforum.unitingchurch.org.au/?p=2196

Book Launch Melbourne White Woman Black Heart July 24th 2018

24th July 2018

BOOK LAUNCH ABORIGINES ADVANCEMENT LEAGUE

  • 2 Watt St Thornbury Melbourne 9.30am Tuesday 24 July 2018
  • Entertainment! Refreshments! Lucky door prize! (Bring your business cards)
  • Meet author Barbara Miller who also wrote William Cooper’s biography
  • White Woman Black Heart: Journey Home to Old Mapoon, A Memoir

This is a highly engaging and inspiring memoir. At its centre is the story of Mapoon which has all the elements of a great drama with the violent expulsion of the community in 1963 and their triumphant return eleven years later. As the author explains she came almost by chance to be at the very centre of the drama which in turn dramatically changed her life. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in political and social change over the last 50 years.

Professor Henry Reynolds, FAHA FASSA University of Tasmania, eminent historian and award-winning author of numerous books.

Barbara Miller has written this book, a continuum to the trilogy of the Mapoon books and towards the modern history of the western Cape York region. It is a testimony to the endurance and resilience of the people of the district and the determination of the people to return to the land of their forefathers.

Ricky Guivarra, former Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Councillor

Jean Jimmy and the plight of the Mapoon people was known to Ps Doug Nicholls and others from the AAL who supported her efforts and on the night of the Mapoon people’s return 19.9.74, they were visited by John Roberts to give the AAL the good news at their meeting that night.

Please RSVP by 23 July for catering. 

 

Download Event PDF: 
BOOK LAUNCH Melbourne White Woman Black Heart 24.7.18


TSIMA 4MW Radio Thursday Island Interview

Archive link from April 27th:

Tune into http://indigitube.com.au/ to hear my radio interview with Sylvia Tabua, or listen in to her brekky session…

Posted by Barbara Miller Books on Friday, 27 April 2018

Barbara Miller ABC Radio Interview

Barbara’s interview live with ABC Far North Radio’s Adam Stephen this afternoon in Cairns. The interview was about her memoir White Woman Black Heart.

Posted by Barbara Miller Books on Wednesday, 28 March 2018

 

Barbara’s interview live with ABC Far North Radio’s Adam Stephen this afternoon in Cairns. The interview was about her memoir White Woman Black Heart.

Book Signing at Avid Reader Bookshop

18th June 2018

 

White Woman Black Heart Promo Flier
White Woman Black Heart Promo Flier

Monday 18 June 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Register until 18 June 2018 6:00 PM

This event commences at 6.30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.

 

Barbara Miller – White Woman Black Heart

 

Bob Weatherall introduces Barbara Miller’s memoir White Woman Black Heart: Journey Home to Old Mapoon.

Barbara often found herself saying, “the stork dropped me at the wrong house’ only to find she was repeating her mother’s words. In this riveting memoir exploring race relations and social change, Aboriginal elder Burnum Burnum, told her, “you may be white but you have a black heart, as you understand my people and feel our heart.’ He suggested to International Development Action that she take on the Mapoon project and played matchmaker by introducing her to Aboriginal teacher and Australian civil rights movement leader Mick Miller.

The Mapoon Aborigines were forcibly moved off their land by the Queensland government in NE Australia in 1963 to make way for mining. With an effective team behind her, Barbara helped them move back in 1974 to much government opposition which saw her under house arrest with Marjorie Wymarra. It also saw Jerry Hudson and Barbara taken to court.

In helping the Mapoon people return to their homeland, she found her home as part of an Aboriginal family, firstly Mick’s and later Norman’s as she remarried many years later, now being with her soulmate Norman about 30 years. It is a must read for those interested in ethnic studies and political science as an isolated outback community whose houses, school, health clinic, store and church were burnt to the ground rose from the ashes and rebuilt despite all the odds. It is a testimony to the Mapoon people’s strength.

Barbara’s husband Norman will be performing a song he wrote called ‘Reconciliation’.

From her background in a poor working class white family in urban Australia, Barbara, with Aboriginal husband Norman, who is also a pastor, travel the world. They have a calling to heal groups from the wounds of history through the Centre for International Reconciliation and Peace they co-founded in 1998. This work has taken them to Israel, Jordan, Turkey, England, Zimbabwe, Canada, USA, PNG, Vanuatu and many other places.

Barbara has worked at the coalface of Aboriginal affairs in Australia from her involvement in the Aboriginal Tent Embassy demonstrations in Canberra in 1972 to helping the Mapoon people move back to their land in 1974, to co-founding the North Queensland Land Council with former husband Mick Miller in 1977 to being CEO of the Aboriginal Co-ordinating Council (ACC) in the 1990’s and much more. The ACC was the only statutory advisory body to the Queensland government on Aboriginal affairs at the time and represented local government Aboriginal councils who had a land base.

Visit book event Link:
http://avidreader.com.au/events/barbara-miller-white-woman-black-heart#.Ww5k_SHy9Kk.facebook

Lunchtime Lecture at Sydney Jewish Museum

18th July 2018

Lunchtime Lecture:

Talk by Barbara Miller, author of ‘White Woman Black Heart: Journey Home to Old Mapoon, A Memoir’

Wednesday 18 July
1.15pm

FREE

Barbara Miller is an intriguing combination of social justice campaigner and researcher with sociological training. As a psychologist, she has helped many people break free of mindsets that have prevented them reaching their full potential.

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Lunchtime Lecture: Talk by Barbara Miller, author of ‘White Woman Black Heart: Journey Home to Old Mapoon, A Memoir’

 

Book Launch at NSW Parliament House

23rd July 2018

CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW

Monday 23 July at 12 Noon

Macquarie Room NSW Parliament House 

Macquarie Street Sydney

GUEST SPEAKER: THE HON PAUL GREEN MLC

‘Modern Slavery Bill 2018’

Purpose of the Bill: To make provision with respect to slavery, slavery-like practices and human trafficking and to provide for the appointment and functions of an Anti-Slavery Commissioner and for other purposes. 


And Book Launch/Signing with BARBARA MILLER and her book ‘White Woman Black Heart: 

Journey Home To Old Mapoon, A Memoir’

This is a highly engaging and inspiring memoir. At its centre is the story of Mapoon which has all the elements of a great drama with the violent expulsion of the community in 1963 and their triumphant return eleven years later. As the author explains she came almost by chance to be at the very centre of the drama which in turn dramatically changed her life. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in political and social change over the last 50 years. 

White Woman Black Heart full cover 3D HD

$15 per person. RSVP to Judy 0410 403 616 or judyrussell.private@gmail.com by 18/7/18

Download PDF Flier

Queen accepts petition for Aboriginal rights, 80 years on – Article

The following is a recent article published by The Age Newspaper (Oct 4th 2014) about the news of the Queen accepting the petition for Aboriginal rights, 80 years on. To read the full article please head over to the site.

It has been an 80-year struggle, but a petition from a Victorian Aboriginal family has finally arrived at the doorstep of Buckingham Palace.

In 1934, Yorta Yorta man William Cooper wrote a petition rallying King George V for a representative for indigenous people in Federal Parliament to help address injustices.

Continue reading “Queen accepts petition for Aboriginal rights, 80 years on – Article”

Footscray Station’s heritage revealed Invitation

Station Opening

Works to conservce and restore historic buildings at Footscray Station are now complete.

You are cordially invited to tour the heritage-listed buildings and inspect new information panels, which tell the vibrant story of the station and celebrates the life of William Cooper, former Footscray resident and a leading campaigner for the rights of Aboriginal and Jewish people during the 1930s, after whom the station footbridge is named.

Alfred Turner (“Uncle Boydie”), grandson of William Cooper, will unveil information at the station recognising William Cooper’s legacy of building bridges across communities.

INVITATION to event

Uncle Boydie’s Dream Fulfilled

Queen receives Cooper petition from Governor-General

On 5 August 14, the Australian Governor-General had a private audience with Her Majesty the Queen at Balmoral, England and handed her the replica of William Cooper’s 1930s petition. She was able to receive it as it was not a live petition but a historical document. Prime Minister Tony Abbott was supportive of the handover. Uncle Boydie had presented it to Sir Peter Cosgrove in Canberra in May this year. Cooper had tried to have it forwarded to the Queen’s grandfather King George V in the 1930’s. For Uncle Boydie it was mission accomplished to fulfill his grandfather’s unfinished business.  The Governor-General, accompanied by Lady Cosgrove, was invested as a Knight in the Order of Australia by Her Majesty the Queen at the same meeting.

At Balmoral, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attend an audience with Her Majesty The Queen, at which the Governor-General is invested as a Knight in the Order of Australia. photo: http://www.gg.gov.au/events/audience-her-majesty-queen
At Balmoral, the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove attend an audience with Her Majesty The Queen, at which the Governor-General is invested as a Knight in the Order of Australia.
photo: http://www.gg.gov.au/events/audience-her-majesty-queen

A Recent Visit

Cooper-family & Millers Yatir Forest 2010

The great granddaughter of William Cooper, Cheryl Russell visited us (Norman and Barbara Miller) in Cairns recently. Here is a photo of Cheryl (front row, left side with headscarf). The photo of the Cooper family with the Millers was taken at Yatir Forest in Israel in Dec 2010 beside a plaque dedicated to William Cooper. We were in Israel for the honouring of William Cooper by having an Academic Chair of Resistance to the Holocaust named after him at Yad Vashem.

Interview with Vision Radio on William Cooper

Click the link below to play the podcast from the Vision Radio Network 20Twenty Podcast

http://mediapoint.org.au/podcasts/0000241875.mp3

7 July 2014 radio interview with Barbara and Norman Miller from Adelaide for NAIDOC Week re William Cooper. Barbara did an interview with them in 2013 on William Cooper as well.