Lulla Bamblett, a Bangerang woman, was born at Cummeragunja in 1914.

Her father was Ernest Morgan and her mother was Eliza nee Allen. Her early life was at Cummeragunja and she moved to NSW with her mother when she was a teenager. She met Alf Bamblett, a Wiradjuri man when she was 15 and they married in 1931. Lulla had fourteen children. They lived at Narrandera and then Leeton. Lulla and Alf made sure their children attended church. Alf died when Lulla was 45 and she moved back to her country after his death. Her baby was 7 months old and she made sure she kept her children from being taken into the Welfare system by constantly moving. She only had a grade two education because that was all Aboriginal children on the missions had, and because of this, she was passionate about all her children being educated. Three of her children received Honorary Doctorates as recognition for their tireless work in Aboriginal education.

Written by Aunty Esme Bamblett


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