||Elisa's great grandmother Mary Carpenter, a full-blooded Aboriginal tribal woman from Orient Point (Roseby Park,
the 2nd oldest mission in NSW), Mary was the daughter of Jack & Rosie Carpenter and the niece of John & Rosie Mumbler,
also known as King Biamanga & Queen Rosie. Mary had 3 children, sadly all 3 children were taken by the
Aborigines Protection Board (A.P.B) and sent to Bomaderry Children's Home, birthplace of the Stolen Generation in NSW.
One of those children stolen was Alira Carpenter, who was later known as Phyllis Robinson, and Elisa's nan.
Elisa's family were travellers, often going 'walk about' following seasonal work and going into the bush to hide from the
A.P.B as many of her family had been affected by their policies.
Elisa's family is from the south coast of New South Wales, with more than 3000 family members
spanning from Nowra to the Victorian border.
Elisa Robinson and her family belong to the Yuin Nation; her totem is Umbarra, the black duck. Elisa has a passion for her Aboriginal people;
a main focus on this is her dedication to indigenous education
believing that in educating Aboriginal children, not just in literacy and numeracy but embedding knowledge of traditions and
cultural practises will create a strong foundation for sense of self and enabling children to achieve their dreams.
Elisa's studies in education took her to ACU in Sydney, Australia where she studied teaching majoring in
Indigenous Studies (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education) and has worked in both public and private education systems.
Elisa Robinson's fervour for art in all forms saw her go into wheel thrown pottery, water colour portraits and becoming a mosaicist.
Her mosaics designs created fashionable items from coffee tables and bird baths to wall installations and chopping boards.
In 2007, Elisa's art direction turned back to her Aboriginal heritage with her creating dot paintings. Elisa draws her
inspiration from Australia's beautiful surroundings with main focal points being native animals yet conveying them in
contemporary style which is unique.