Brisbane Book Launch

August 13, 2013 by  
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Join author Barbara Miller for the launch of William Cooper: Gentle Warrior….today.cooper-200

In this book, you will be taken back to a significant time in Australian history wherein a brilliant and dignified Aboriginal man William Cooper bravely challenged the norms of his country.

This Yorta Yorta man brought change and fought for the human rights of several groups of people who were victims of persecution. Inspiring and moving, this book will stir a sense of humanitarian awareness within the hearts, minds and spirits of its readers.

Captivating and filled with insights, this work is a literary beacon of light that dispels the darkness of racial and social discrimination.

Barbara Miller is married to Norman, an Aboriginal Australian. She has a son, Michael. They live in Cairns, Far North Queensland. Barbara is a pastor, mediator, psychologist and teacher and has had a keen interest in working for Aboriginal advancement since 1970. She was instrumental in the movement of the Mapoon Aboriginal people back to their land in 1974 after they had been moved off by police to make way for a mining company and she recorded their stand. Also, she was very involved in the setting up of the North Queensland Land Council in 1975 to work for land rights and self-determination for Aboriginal people against the background of the discriminatory Queensland Aborigines Act. The Human Rights Commission asked her to write a report on this and she did a case study on Yarrabah.

In the early 1990’s, working as the CEO of the Aboriginal Co-ordinating Council which represented Aboriginal local government in remote communities, she lobbied state and federal governments and wrote a number of reports including reports on Aboriginal deaths in custody and crime prevention on Aboriginal communities. Barbara and Norman take groups of Australians to Israel each year for Christian conferences and prayer tours and minister regularly in other nations.

The launch will take place at the Avid Reader Bookshop. 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane between 6 and 8 pm today.

We would like to invite you to a book launch of Barbara’s book on Aboriginal Christian William Cooper called
“William Cooper, Gentle Warrior: Standing Up for Australian Aborigines and Persecuted Jews”. It is being held at
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End 6-8pm Tuesday 13 August. Below is the link to the online flier.
Refreshments are complimentary and Avid Reader is a real buzz on the literary scene

RSVP to [07] 3846 3422

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