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Barak [Bairuk, Beruk, Beerack, Berak], Williamlocked

(1823?–1903)
  • A. G. L. Shaw

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Barak [Bairuk, Beruk, Beerack, Berak], William (1823?–1903), Australian Aboriginal leader, was born near the Yarra and Plenty rivers in south-east Australia, probably in 1823, the son of Jerrum Jerrum (Bebejern; fl. 1820–1830), and given the name Barak. He was brought up in the traditional fashion in the Wurundjeri clan, subgroup of the Woi-wurrung, and witnessed the meeting of his clan leaders with ...

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