Dr Lorina Barker

Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Lorina Barker

Phone: +61 2 6773 4280

Email: lbarker3@une.edu.au


BA, M. Litt., GDED (UNE), PhD (UNE)

Teaching Areas

  • Australian Local and Community Histories
  • Twentieth Century Australian History
  • Colonial Australian History
  • Oral History

Research Interests

Oral History and Family/Community History

PhD Research

Ngarraka Yaan: A Murdi History of Weilmoringle


Anderson, A. Hamilton, J and Barker, L.L. ‘Yarning up oral history: An Indigenous feminist analysis’, In Katrina Srigley, Stacey Zembrzycki, and Franca Iacovetta (eds.), Beyond Women’s Words: The Personal, Political, and Ethical Challenges of Doing Feminist Oral History, Oxford University Press, 2017, (In Press).

Barker, L.L. ‘Aboriginal Rainmakers: A twentieth century phenomenon’, In Bartel, R. Noble, L. Williams, J. and Harris, S. (eds.), Water Policy, Imagination and Innovation: Interdisciplinary Approaches, Routledge, 2017, (In Press).

Barker, L., Nye, A., & Charteris, J. ‘Voice, representation and dirty theory’. Postcolonial Directions in Education, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2017, (In Press).

Nye, A., Barker, L.L. and Charteris, J. ‘Matrilineal Narratives: Learning from voices and objects’, Hecate Vol. 41, Issues 1-2, 2016, pp. 180-90

Williams, J. Barker, L.L. and Please, P. ‘Water Knowledge Systems’, In Bartel, R. Noble, L. Williams, J. and Harris, S. (eds.), Water Policy, Imagination and Innovation: Interdisciplinary Approaches, Routledge, 2017, (In Press).

Wise, N. Roberts, D.A. Barker, L.L. ‘TLO 5: Practice makes perfect’, In Clark, J. and Nye, N (eds.). Teaching and Learning History in the Modern University, Springer (Forthcoming 2017)

‘Using Poetry to capture the Aboriginal voice in oral history transcripts’, Passionate Histories: Myth, Memory and Indigenous Australia, Aboriginal History Inc and ANU E Press, Canberra, 2010, pp.

‘Hangin’ Out’ and ‘Yarnin’: Reflecting on the Experience of Collecting Oral Histories’, History Australia, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2008, pp. 09.1-09.9.

‘Gum Hunting Walkabout’
A short story published in Island, No. 112 [Autumn] 2008, pp. 40-42.

Short Film Production

Barker, L.L. (writer/director), My Grandmother’s Country, Metroscreen in association with Earthstar Productions & Screen NSW, Sydney, 2015. Also screened on NITV as Tibooburra: My Grandmother’s Country, on 15 September 2015 as part of the Desperate Measures program, Season 3, Episode 7 on SBSOn Demand www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/549148227796/Desperate-Measures#!

Yarnin’ ‘bout Native Title in Our Backyard, [videorecording], Lorina Barker and Social Ventures Media, 2011.

Barker, L.L. (writer/director), A Shearer’s Life: Introducing the Barker Brothers [short film documentary], Metro Screen and the NSW Film & Television Office, 2008. https://vimeo.com/channels/554463/68272060


Indigenous Oral History Network

UNE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Fellowship, 2013

John Ferry Award 2007, The History Council of NSW

Rotary Group Study Exchange, Minnesota and Wisconsin USA
Sponsoring Club Armidale AM,

Armidale Minoru Hokari Memorial Scholarship 2006, Australian National University, Canberra ACT

The UNE-APTED Honours & Postgraduate Scholarship for Aboriginal Australians 2005, University of New England, Armidale NSW