Kayang (Hazel) Brown
Kayang Brown was born in 1925 and grew up in the lower south-west region around the Porongorups in Western Australia. She went to school for a while at the Gnowangerup mission until she was called ‘a heathen’ for speaking in her language. Kayang learnt how to farm from her father from a young age and could turn her hand to almost anything – from fencing to driving tractors to looking after the sheep at lambing time. In 2005, she had her stories published with Kim Scott in the book titled, Kayang and Me, published by Fremantle Press.