Lyn Robe

Lyn Robe is a prominent member of the Hervey Bay Indigenous community. Lyn's father is Aboriginal, but it is unclear which area he is from. Story goes that her father's great grandmother is the partner of the infamous bushranger "Thunderbolt". Lyn is from Dalby, and is the youngest of 3 children.

After completing Grade 10, Lyn went into nursing, and gained her nursing certificates. Lyn then spent 14 years working in disabilities and still has a huge passion for this field. Lyn has since worked to achieve a number of qualifications including Kinesiology Consultant Diploma, Massage Therapist Diploma, Rieki Master Level 4, Child Care Certificate 3 and Disability Diploma. Lyn has also been a Justice of the Peace since 1986.

In 1988 Lyn started her own part time Natural Therapy business - Yul'lu Rainbow Connection Centre - which specialises in helping adults and children with disabilities. She has three Multi Sensory Environment rooms designed for relaxation, healing, massage and stimulation of the senses. Through this Lyn conducts a lot of workshops and massage in the Hervey Bay and surrounding areas to assist people in the different healing modalities.

Lyn has 6 children of her own, and 26 grandchildren. Her family is everything and Lyn spends the majority of her life devoted to her grandchildren. Her granddaughter Tor-quaisia Robe-Broome is a wonderful singer and performer, and her grandson Aziah is a great up and coming sports person who travels the country competing for both track and field and swimming. Another grandson Thomas has recently travelled to Kenya, Africa, assisting with food distribution to children and orphans.

Today, Lyn is an active member of many local Indigenous committees regarding justice, children's playgroups, school tutor programs and much more. She is just as committed as ever to supporting her family and community and will continue to devote her life to the things important to her.