Authors » Lola Young
Lola Young was born on Rocklea Station in the Pilbara in 1942 to Aboriginal parents. She is the oldest of six children and at an early age went with her grandparents to learn Aboriginal bush medicine and culture. Her working life started at the age of about ten and when she turned fourteen she was given away in marriage to a man 23 years her senior to be his second wife. After the birth of her seventh child her marriage deteriorated and she left her husband and made a life of her own, eventually marrying a man of her choice. Lola established the Wakuthuni Community in 1990 to bring her people back home to their country and since then has been teaching Aboriginal culture, bush medicine and bush tucker to both black and white people.