June Barker, Aboriginal Storyteller, Cultural Educator and Tribal Elder
June was a popular storyteller, much in demand for Festivals and for educational institutions around Australia. Many of the stories she told, relate closely to the area in which she lived, Lightning Ridge.
Her concern was that the storyteller is missing in our mass media today, and the messages we are receiving via the media are not grounded in simple truths. As a result, society is seeking solutions from sources, which cannot provide the answers people need. She believed the answers to many of the questions being asked, lie in the truths passed on in the indigenous stories, she told.
Sadly, June Barker passed away in June 2012.
More about June at Gadi Mirrabooka