Barbara Weir was born circa 1942 at what was formerly known as Bundy Station in the Utopia region. She is the daughter of highly acclaimed artist Minnie Pwerle and Irish stockman Jack Weir who owned Bundy River Station at the time. Bundy River Station was a cattle station. Her country is Atnwengerrp and her language is Anmatyerre and Alyawarr. She is a strong, independent, self-motivated and determined woman and all of her accomplishments to date are a true reflection of this amazing woman.