Great-grandmother Marjorie Harris shares her incredible Life Story...

8th Nov 2017

Marjorie Harris turns 88 in a week…. She returned to Alice Springs recently for a huge family reunion with children, grand children and great grand children... Whilst in town, she shared her incredible life story with CAAMA....

Born in 1930, Marjorie Harris has Australian history embedded in her words. With an Arrernte mother from central Australia and an Irish father, Marjorie was born with fair skin. Knowing that a fair skinned baby would have trouble finding acceptance in her tribe and with the settlers, her mother attempted to kill her at birth. She shows me the scar on her face with a giggle… She was saved by her grandmother who grew her up in the bush with her 8 brothers and sisters. At thirteen, the police came…..