Marie Munkara i(30 works by)
Born: Established: Arnhem Land, Top End, Northern Territory, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal
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BiographyHistory

Marie Munkara is of Rembarranga descent and was born on the banks of the Mainoru River in central Arnhem Land. She went to Nguiu on the Tiwi Islands when she was about eighteen months old, was sent down south when she was three years old and went back to the Tiwi Islands when she was twenty eight. She currently (2009) lives in Darwin and is an avid breeder of green frogs and swamp frogs.

Awards for Works

Every Secret Thing , 2008 selected work short story

'In the Aboriginal missions of far northern Australia, it was a battle between saving souls and saving traditional culture.

'Every Secret Thing is a rough, tough, hilarious portrayal of the Bush Mob and the Mission Mob, and the hapless clergy trying to convert them. In these tales, everyone is fair game.

'At once playful and sharp, Marie Munkara's wonderfully original stories cast a taunting new light on the mission era in Australia.' (From the publisher's website.)

2010 winner Northern Territory Book of the Year Award
2008 winner David Unaipon Award