Norman and Barbara Miller

Norman & Barbara Miller

Together with her husband Norman, Barbara planted the Tabernacle of David, a church in Cairns in 1996. A year later, Barbara and Norman also founded the parachurch Centre for International Reconciliation and Peace. Barbara and Norman helped launch the Canberra Declaration and the National Day of Prayer and Fasting. They have also led a number of prayer events for Australia Day and conferences in many Australian cities.

Norman is an Aboriginal artist with his own gallery. He is of the Jirrbal, Bar-Barrum and Tableland Yidinji peoples of north Queensland. His book “Reef and Rainforest” won third prize in the IPPY awards in Chicago in 2016 for multicultural non-fiction. Norman has campaigned for recognition of Indigenous people in the Constitution, and handed the “Miller Boomerang Petition” to Federal Parliament in 2013 and 2016, which collected over 5,000 signatures.

Barbara is also the author of several books, most of them on Australian history and biography, including one about a 100-year-old Holocaust survivor. Barbara was a finalist in the main prize of the Queensland Literary Awards 2018 for her memoir “White Woman Black Heart: Journey Home to Old Mapoon, a Memoir.”

Articles by Norman & Barbara Miller

  • 5 July 2022

    1.9 MINS

    William Cooper was a man of principle who represented his people in founding the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC), while also protesting against the treatment of the Jews as the Holocaust loomed. Munganbana, the boomerang man, will be marching again in the [...]

  • 14 May 2022

    3.4 MINS

    Intention Prayers of petition from earth to heaven are wonderful, but we can also decree from heavenly places and shift the atmosphere on earth. Scripture “You shall also decree a thing and it shall be established to you. Light shall shine on your ways.” – [...]

  • 11 January 2022

    2 MINS

    Jews are Indigenous to Israel. The boycott of the Sydney Festival by various politically-correct artists over a single Israeli performance in the month-long cultural event is causing division rather than bringing peace. Terrorist organisation Hamas made a statement late last week regarding the Sydney Festival, [...]

  • 5 January 2022

    1.8 MINS

    Indigenous artist Munganbana Norman Miller is gravely disappointed by the fire set by activists at Old Parliament House last week. He is alarmed that it may have destroyed Aboriginal art, in particular a giant boomerang he created, signifying unity and healing. Munganbana Norman Miller is [...]

  • 8 July 2021

    2.7 MINS

    Munganbana Norman Miller, Convenor of the Voice of First Nations Peoples Against Euthanasia, said from Cairns today: “We need to protect our elders, First Nations and others, from the Queensland government’s plans to legalise euthanasia in the form of Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation, and I [...]

  • 19 June 2021

    2.6 MINS

    “Regarding the recent motion by the Queensland ALP on Israel, it is the Jewish people who have been subject to ethnic cleansing from the land of Israel for many centuries,” said Norman and Barbara Miller, Convenors of the Indigenous Friends of Israel. “If you want [...]

  • 24 May 2021

    2 MINS

    Munganbana Norman Miller, Convenor of the Voice of First Nations Peoples Against Euthanasia, said from Cairns today that “All lives matter and Black Lives Matter.” He said, “Because the Queensland government will be introducing Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation into parliament this week, we have to [...]

  • 30 March 2020

    4.3 MINS

    I sensed the Lord was saying that it is a Davidic anointing that will deal with the Covid-19. The Lord gave me Dovid-19, and a number of scriptures where He highlighted chapter 19. Barbara pointed out that Dovid is the Jewish (Yiddish) spelling for David. [...]

  • 27 February 2020

    1.4 MINS

    Two days ago, Pastor Norman Miller, whose Aboriginal name is Munganbana, presented a giant boomerang supporting religious freedom and freedom of speech to Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells at Parliament House at 3:15 p.m. Australia needs a Religious Discrimination Act to provide greater protection to people of [...]

  • 26 February 2020

    3.9 MINS

    Editor’s Note: The Canberra Declaration team is supporting the 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting Call for the Lost Boys from Wednesday 26 February – 5 April 2020, initiated by Youth for Christ Australia. We commend this prayer call to you, for your consideration and [...]