Wp/nys/Mrs Janet Hayden
Janet Hayden was born at Rusty Bridge Reserve in Brookton to parents Mr Francis ‘Doongy’ Bolton of the Beaufort Reserve and Mrs Martha Kathleen (nee Bennell) Bolton of Brookton. Mrs Hayden’s paternal grandparents were Mr Francis Bolton (Snr) from Cunderdin and Mrs Alma Bolton nee Riley. Mr Norman ‘Doorum’ Bennell from Hastings/Wandering and Mrs Kate Bennell nee Collard were her maternal grandparents.
Mrs Hayden is a member of the Gnaala Karla Booja and the Ballardong Native Title claim groups, a chairperson of the Doorum Aboriginal Corporation and a shareholder with the Moorditj Foundation. Her apical ancestors are Cleetland & Chenny from the Serpentine-Pinjarra area and Mrs Hayden shares a cultural association with the project area through her familial connections and by living in Rockingham.