Paula White is a Banyjima Traditional Owner, who was raised by her grandparents. Her grandfather was a member of the stolen generation – he was born at White Springs prior to being removed and placed in Roelands Mission. At the Mission he was given the surname “White” from his known place of birth. When Paula was twelve they travelled to the Pilbara where her grandfather was reunited with family and reconnected with his country.
Paula has spent her entire career working in the community engagement sector. She worked for almost a decade in the WA Police Force and another eight years for WA Department of Justice. For the last two years she has worked for Gumala Aboriginal Corporation, supporting the education, employment and livelihoods of Banyjima, Nyiyaparli and Innawonga Traditional Owners and their children.