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  • 14 years of age at time of disappearance.
  • 5’2” (157cm) tall.
  • Slim build.
  • Short black hair.
  • Hazel eyes.
  • Flat nose.
  • Fair complexion.
  • 2-3 top teeth are replaced with false ones.
  • Last seen wearing yellow trousers, a yellow cotton skivvy, a thin woollen white jumper and brown Slazenger shoes with rubber soles.


  • On 1 August 1970, was dropped off at a friend’s house in Kalgoorlie but her friend was not home.
  • Provided with a lift to her home by her friend’s mother.
  • Was dropped off at the corner of Hainault Road and Milton Street, Boulder.
  • Has not been seen again. 


Helen was a 14 year old teenager at the time of her disappearance. She lived at Milton Street, Boulder with her father and siblings.


On Saturday 1 August 1970, Helen left her home address in company with her sister and brother-in-law, all parties had arranged to attend and watch a movie at the ‘drive-in’.

On the way to the pictures, Helen changed her mind, requesting to be dropped off at a girlfriend’s place on Egan Street, Kalgoorlie. She gave no reason to her sister as to why she had changed her mind.

When she arrived, Helen’s friend was not at home. About 7.00 pm her friend’s mother gave her a lift back towards her home at Milton Street, Boulder, dropping her off about 50 metres away, at the corner of Hainault Road and Milton Street.

Helen never arrived home and was reported as a missing person. She has not been seen since.

The person or persons responsible for Helen’s disappearance have not yet been identified.

If you have any information about the disappearance of Helen Evonne Barker, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make an online report below. Please remember that you can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are offered.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

Working Together by DuShong

The artwork titled ‘Working Together’ represents the Aboriginal tribes of Western Australia working together in harmony to rejuvenate the land by controlled fires.

In this artwork it also represents our community today working together to keep our neighbourhood safe from crime.

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