Bonnie was born in Illurpa, a place near Blackstone in the Ngaanyatjarra lands. When she was young her mother took her to Ernabella, later they moved to Angus Downs and then Mu tjulu.
Bonnie's father passed away in Alintjarra. She has a lot of family in Warakurna and in Blackstone. Bonnie's father's country is Manta Maru.