Born: Established: Sydney ;
'Sue McPherson is a visual artist currenty (2011) living in Eumundi, Queensland. Born in Sydney to an Aboriginal mother, from Wiradjuri country,she was adopted into the McPherson family, land owners from the Batlow area in News South Wales, when she was very young.
"Growing up with Mum and Dad McPherson, sisters Carol, Vonda, Joe and brother Sam was great. We often went spotlighting for dog tucker. We had great cracker nights with heaps of family about. Mum taught me to trap, and skin rabbits. Mum also taught me how to cook, make fried scones, puddin' and other goodies. Dad showed me how to catch a fish, how to skin the bugger and cook him up. He also taught me how to drive tractors and other farm vehicles while still in primary school. There was racism at school but thankfully I had inspirational teachers and many close friends who made school enjoyable. While in infants and early primary there were only four Koori kids who identified in the whole school, from Kindergarten to Year 12."
After leaving school, Mcpherson worked in a few jobs before moving to Wagga Wagga to work with the Regional Aboriginal Land Council. While she was there, she spent four months on secondment to Sydney's Australian Museum, working along side an anthropologist and archaeologist, recording rock art throughout Arnhem Land. She later gained her Bachelor of Teaching from Charles Sturt University, and worked as a teacher at the Riverina Institute of TAFE.' Source: www.slq.qld.gov.au/ (sighted 28/10/2011).