“I never thought our baby would be a number”



Warning: the following article contains images and the name of an Indigenous person who has died.

Tiffany Woodley’s family would like you to remember her as she was in life, not as another statistic of family violence. Remember that she was a high achiever at school. She worked in a pharmacy. That she loved her kids, fiercely. That she was fun, a good neighbour, who liked to dress up and go out. Her aunt, Rosalie Kickett, says, “We need to keep that memory of her – that zeal she had for life. We need that zeal for us, to keep going.”

Tiffany was allegedly murdered at home in the Perth suburb of Bedford on August 7. She was a 35-year-old Indigenous woman, a strong woman, her family says. They want us to know her name, and remember her. “She loved her name,” says Rosalie. “That’s who she was. We didn’t want her to be a nobody. She was our little princess – we used to dress her up when she was little.”

"Enough is enough. It has to stop. If it doesn’t stop now… there’ll be more women being a number. I never thought our baby would be a number. Number 42." 

– Rosalie Kickett, Tiffany Woodley’s aunt

Tiffany’s death was the second in Perth in two weeks. Georgia Lyall, 32, was shot and killed inside her home in a suspected murder suicide. Her former partner’s body was found after a house fire in another suburb on the same day. Last year, WA experienced the highest number of reports of family assaults and threatening behaviour in nearly a decade – and those offences are on track to be even higher this year.

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