Barak [Bairuk, Beruk, Beerack, Berak], William
- A. G. L. Shaw
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 ...