Caroline is the third child of Barbara and Douglas Petyarre. Douglas’ sister is Ada Bird Petyarre, Gloria Petyarre, Kathleen Petyarre, Nancy Petyarre.
Her siblings are Lanita, Jacinta, Paul, Louise, Selina, Sharon and Anthony. Caroline's daughter, Sharon Turner, has also recently made her debut on the art scene with her own interpretation of her mother and her famous Aunty's 'Thorny Devil Lizard Dreaming'.
Caroline’s works include Kurrajong – Medicine leaves, Thorny Devil Lizard Dreaming, Wiry Wattle, Woman’s Ceremony Body Design and Waru (Bushfire) Dreaming. Her totems are the Honey Ant and Emu.