Alma Webou

"Pinkalakara is the place I was born and grew up; this is my mother's country. This country has lots of mayi [bush food]. I lost my mummy and sister here."
Alma Webou 

Alma Webou is a Yulparitja elder who grew up in Pinkalakara in the Great Sandy Desert. Situated near Joanna Spring on Anna Plains Station, close to the Canning Stock Route, Alma led a traditional existence until the early 1970s when severe drought forced the Yulparija people to move to Bidyadanga on the coast. Many of Alma's family died as a result of the droughts. Alma cried when she painted Pinkalarta.

Alma was a senior lawwoman and was well respected in her community. Sadly, she passed away in 2009.

Alma is represented by Short Street Gallery, Broome.

Courtesy of Short Street Gallery

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