Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Barbara Miller's "William Cooper: Gentle Warrior"

The Commemoration of the William Cooper Walk in Melbourne on 6 December 2012 was followed by Meet Barbara Miller, the author of "William Cooper: Gentle Warrior, Standing Up for Australian Aborigines and Persecuted Jews".

Meet the Author and Book Signing took place at 425 Collins Street, a 1930's heritage listed building next to where 74 years ago the Aboriginal activist William Cooper and members of the Australian Aborigines League tried to hand a letter to the German Consul-General to protest against the Nazis' treatment of the Jews.

Collins Street, Melbourne
© Barbara Oehring 2012

Barbara Miller was inspired by William Cooper's story to write the recently published book. She tells us that the book is primarily about William Cooper but also a little about her as a white woman married into an Aboriginal family.

Barbara Miller
© Barbara Oehring 2012

The grandson of William Cooper, Alf Turner (Uncle Boydie) who led the re-enactment walk has written a Foreword to Barbara Miller's book. He was present at the book signing.

Uncle Boydie
© Barbara Oehring 2012

A member of the Aboriginal community from the Northern Territory at the book signing. 

© Barbara Oehring 2012

Bibliographic Information
Title: William Cooper, Gentle Warrior: Standing Up for Australian Aborigines and Persecuted Jews
Author: Barbara Miller
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation, 2012
ISBN: 1477155945, 9781477155943


Barbara Miller talks about her new book:

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