WiNG Breakfast October 2020: Dr Lorina Barker

September 20, 2020

WiNG Breakfast with Lorina Barker

Our October breakfast features Dr Lorina Barker.  Lorina Barker is a descendant of the Wangkumara,  Muruwari and Kurnu-Barkandji people from northwest NSW, Adnyamathanha (Flinders Rangers SA), the Kooma and Kunja (southwest QLD). Lorina is a senior lecturer in Local, Community and Oral histories at the University of New England.

Lorina uses multimedia as part of her projects to transfer knowledge, history, stories and culture to the next generations in mediums that they use and are familiar with, such as film, short stories, poetry and music. She wrote and directed the short film documentary, Tibooburra: My Grandmother’s Country.

Tibooburra: My Grandmother's Country 

My Grandmother's Country was written and directed by Lorina Barker as a tribute to her Nan. This short documentary film explores Nan's (Amy Elwood's) story and experiences and the forced removal of Wangkumara people from the corner country of NSW to Brewarrina Aboriginal Station, 'The Old Mission' in 1938 and their walk-off in 1941. Through stories, memories and visiting different places along the way, Amy's family retraces her journey home to Country.

Our Virtual Format

We will be starting at 7.30am to allow for everyone to join and open networking with formal proceedings starting at 7.45am. Breakfast will conclude at 8.30am. This allows time fo for Q & A at the end. And we will still have time to chat and catch up informally with each other.

We will be using Zoom and you will be easily able to join from a link we email you. There is an option to join as audio only from a phone and the instructions for this are also included in the email.  We recommend you join a few minutes early for your first zoom meeting.

We look forward to seeing you.



In recognition of the disruption to local business by the COVID-19 pandemic the Chamber has waived its membership fees until 1 September. If you are currently not formally a member of the Chamber we like to invite you to take up this opportunity. We will be commencing a formal review of our pricing structure that is intended to take effect in September. We will be consulting with our membership in due course.
In the meantime, the Chamber has been proactively supporting its members and the broader business community over the last several months and is working hard to build its programs. Along with the benefits of membership you will receive, and the opportunity to inform the Chamber's future course, a strong membership assists the Chamber source funding such as grants and sponsorship so it can continue its work.


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The Armidale Business Chamber's Women's Networking Group (WiNG) has asked its members to answer 3 questions in 3 minutes: 1. How has the COVID -19 affected you professionally?; 2. What are the challenges and opportunities that you have faced to date as a result?; and 3. If there was a silver lining in your current situation - what would it be?

Check out our 3 x 3-ers,  on our youtube channel here.

We'd love to hear  your story. Please submit your video to WiNG program leader, Deborah Hunter via email.




The Armidale Business Chamber has put together a free business coaching package to support business as they adjust to significant change under very tight timeframes and difficult circumstances.

In partnership with Mandy Walker of Focus First the Chamber is providing a 45 minute one on one business coaching consultation (via phone).  Each session is tailored to the needs of the individual business, whether those are: 'tactical and practical, providing help with navigating the now; or survival, keeping your business afloat; or for future planning, reimagining your business or starting a new one.

The consult is by appointment only. Contact Mandy via email
or phone 0459 098 618.



WiNG Breakfast Schedule 2020

Don't forget to claim the date in your diary today

13th October

10th November

8th December


The Armidale Business Chamber's WiNG (Women's Networking Group) is a networking program focused on women’s professional interests and issues, as well as providing opportunities for professional development.

The idea underpinning WiNG? To empower women to take flight. The i in WiNG also stands for inspiring, insightful, informative, and interesting.

WiNG is sponsored by Meralli Solar.