Mark Bin Bakar
Mark Bin Bakar is an Indigenous Australian musician, comedian and radio announcer, writer, director/producer as well as an indigenous rights campaigner based in Broome, in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. He is best known for his radio and television character, the acid-tongued Mary Geddarrdyu or Mary G, who has gained somewhat of a national cult following and has been described as a Dame Edna Everage in thongs.
Bakar has also been actively involved in seeking justice for members of the "Stolen Generations"; part of this involvement has been through chairing the Kimberley Stolen Generations Corporation. He has also produced two albums of songs about the Stolen Generations. Bakar was also an inaugural deputy convenor of the 'Stolen Generations Alliance' formed in 2006 and gave a speech in the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canberra on Sorry Day 2007.
See a sample of Mark's story telling here ‘Telling Our Stories: Our Stolen Generations’
We are delighted to have Mark present the DFoV 2019 National Reconciliation Week Address