Alma Webou ( Kalaju)

Alma Webou (c.1928 - 2009) is a Yulparija elder who grew up in Pinkalakara in the Great Sandy Desert. She led a traditional existence until the early 1970s when severe drought forced the Yulparija people to move to Bidyadanga on the coast. Alma said, "Pinkalakara is the place I was born and grew up; this is my mother's country. (It is near Joanna Spring on Anna Plains station close to the Canning Stock Route.) This country has lots of mayi (bush food). I lost my mummy and sister here." Alma cried when she painted Pinkalarta. Many of her family died as a result of the droughts in this country. Alma was a senior law woman and was well respected in her community.


Newcastle Art Gallery
National Gallery of Australia
National Gallery of Victoria
Felton Collection
Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
Laverty Collection
Myer Collection
Sam Barry Collection
Harvey Wagner Collection, USA
NSW State Gallery
Brocard - Estrangin Collection
The Hood Museum, Dartmouth, USA