Marjorie Terrikil Morgan

Marjorie Terrikil Morgan

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DOB: 1949
Born: Manjimamany (Point Blaze), NT
LANGUAGE GROUP: Batjamal
COMMUNITY: Bulgul, NT

Marjorie Terrikil Morgan is a Wadjigan woman from the Top End.

In 1949 she was born at Manjimamany to one of the most skilled canoe makers of the region, Liman Morgan. It is Liman Morgan who was the subject of Marjorie's niece's, Helen Tyalmuty McCarthy, 2007 Telstra People's Choice winner, Grandpa Liman's Canoe.

Marjorie was raised around Banakula through to Binybiny, Kabul and Tjirrbul, attending primary school at Delissaville and then moved onto Daly River where she stayed in dorms whilst attending secondary schooling with her sisters and fellow artists Agatha Ngakmik Morgan and Rosemary Parrabaty Morgan.

In the late 60's Marjorie moved to East Arm living with her mother and doing volunteer work in the Community. After her mother passed away, Marjorie moved to Daly River for a couple of years and then on to Delissaville. During the early 70's she moved to Bagot Community where she met her former partner and eventually had her only son.

On having one son, the family moved back to Bulgul before later moving to Darwin so her son could attend school. After completing schooling the family moved to Bulgul in which Marjorie resides today.

Marjorie Terrikil Morgan tells us "I love painting on my land and I have been painting since 2007." Marjorie's works have been exhibited in group exhibitions in Australia and overseas.


Statement

My name is Marjorie Morgan, Terrikil; I am a woman from the Wadjigan tribe. I was born at Manjimamany, on the 1st July 1946, to one of the most skilled canoe makers; Liman Morgan. I was raised around Banakula through to Binybiny, Kabul and Tjirrbul. I attended my primary school at Delissaville, I then moved on to Daly River where I stayed in dorms whilst I attended secondary schooling.

In the late 60's I moved to East Arm where I volunteered as a cleaner then my mum passed away in 1973. I moved to Daly River for a couple of years and then on to Delissaville. During the early 70's I moved to Bagot Community where I met my former partner and eventually had my only son.

On having my son my family and I moved back to Bulgul then five years later we moved back to Darwin so my son could attend school. After completing schooling we moved to Bulgul in which I reside today. I love painting on my land and I have been painting since 2007.

History

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2010 Rak Bulgul Tjaraku-Butung, Club 21 Gallery, Singapore