In January 2019 Barbara released a gripping biography of Lena Goldstein a 100-year-old Holocaust Survivor living in Sydney. This is Barbara’s second book on the Holocaust with the first being the biography of William Cooper in 2012. He was an Aboriginal Australian who, as well as being an activist for his people, led a protest against Kristallnacht, the start of the Holocaust in 1938.
She wrote a historical biography in 2014 on European adventurers who were the first to land on Australian soil in 1606. This was followed in 2018 with her memoir, White Woman Black Heart and The Dying Days of Segregation in Australia, both with an emphasis on the contact history of Europeans with Indigenous people.
Barbara is a pastor, mediator, psychologist, sociologist and historian. She was shortlisted in 2018 for the Queensland Literary Awards for a “Work of State Significance” for her memoir.