Albert Barunga

Albert Barunga was born around 1912 in the Prince Regent River area of the Kimberley. While he was out collecting pearl shell one day, he was picked up and taken to Kunmunya Mission. There he was befriended by the Reverend J.R.B. Love, who relied on Albert to provide him with the knowledge to write on linguistics and biblical translations. When Kingsford Smith’s plane was forced down in the Kimberley, it was Albert who found it. Albert was the regional chair of the Aboriginal Theatre Foundation, and an inaugural member of both the Aboriginal Cultural Foundation and the Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australia Council.

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