Betty was born at Karunji station where her father was a stockman. She was born in the bush while her parents were on a walkabout. At the age of three, after the death of her mother, Betty came to Kalumburu Mission Convent where she was looked after by Ignatia Ganwalla and the nuns. She worked in the mission baking bread and at the Kalumburu school as a teaching aid. Betty has five children and seven grand children, and lives happily with her family in Kalumburu. Betty has held the position as an arts worker at Kira Kiro Art Centre, Kalumburu, since 2012 and was selected for the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s Desert River Sea Visual Arts Leadership program.