I am currently based in Adelaide but ‘home’ is Goodooga in northwest NSW. Many of my aunties, uncles, cousins and other family members – the Lambs – still live in and around Goodooga, or over the border in St George in southwest Queensland.
I was raised in a loving, safe home by my Aboriginal mum (herself the oldest of 18 children) and my non-Aboriginal dad, both of whom always told me, my sister and two brothers that we could be and do anything we wanted.
A generation ago, my family were stationhands, shearers, jackeroos and jillaroos, and domestic servants. Today, we have a teacher, youth workers, a police officer, managers of community organisations, a journalist, a surveyor…you name it…amongst our number.
In my spare time, I like to hang out with friends and family, yarning, reading, playing pool, and cooking (see separate recipes page).
I thank my family, Elders and ancestors for helping me to become who I am today.
Image Caption: Me, front left, and my family circa 1974.