Aunty Margaret Brodie is a Kaurna Elder. She is a daughter of Auntie Veronica Brodie, and great-great-granddaughter of Lartelare, a senior Kaurna woman who was born by the Port River, Kaurna Country in 1851. Over the last 10 years, as a certified Tour Guide, Margaret has shared culture and story with schools and community thru walking tours and workshops. She has recently been involved in the Port Adelaide Enfield Council ‘Art of Reconciliation’ project, plus ‘Bodies of Work’ and ‘Art and Culture after the Creative City’ at Vitalstatistix.
My weaving comes from watching my mother and other local women teaching it. It is part of my Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri cultural background and now I have female family members doing it and teaching it as well. My sewing comes from home economics in school and my Aunty. These practices are part of our survival – we learn those skills just as we learn storytelling.