Archer, Caroline Lilian (1922–1978)

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Archer, Caroline Lilian (1922–1978)

Australian Aboriginal and social reformer. Born at Cherbourg Aboriginal Reserve in 1922; died in Narrabri, Australia, Sept 8, 1978; illeg. dau. of Lilian Brown (later Fogarty) and a white father; married Frederick Archer (photographer), Dec 29, 1951; children: two daughters and a son.

Began a craft center and shop to sell Aboriginal art; started training Aborigine women to become shop assistants and typists, which led to her involvement with OPAL (One People of Australia League), a multiracial organization formulated to promote good will between whites and Aborigines, and to develop a common culture; served as executive officer of OPAL.

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