Lidia Alma Thorpe is a politician, businesswoman, and activist who was born on August 18, 1973.
She is the first Aboriginal Australian senator from Victoria and now serves as a senator for the Australian Greens. She has Gunnai, Gunditjmara, and DjabWurrung ancestry.
Thorpe has also served in the Victorian legislature in the past. She became the first Native American woman elected to the state’s legislature on November 18, 2017, when she won the Northcote state by-election.
From 2017 to 2018, she represented the Northcote district in the Legislative Assembly. She has been the Senate Greens’ vice leader since June 2022.
Lidia Thorpe family history
Lidia Thorpe was born to her parents in Carlton, Victoria, Australia, on August 18, 1973. Marjorie Thorpe is Lidia’s only biological parent that is known to exist.
Thorpe’s grandmother, Alma Thorpe, was one of the founders of the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service.
Thorpe has three children and first became a mother at the age of 17.
Thorpe shares care of her youngest child with her ex-husband, who she said has worked to “turn his life around and to be a good dad to our daughter
Much information is not known about Lidia Thorpe family history.