Marilyne Nicholls, (Wadi Wadi, Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung, Ngarringdjeri, Ladji Latji, Yulpagulp, Barrappa) Emu Feathered Necklace (detail), 2017, feathers, fibre, ochre, James Henry Photography

Emu Feather Earrings and Three Message Sticks

We invite our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members to spend time with Aunty Marilyne Nicholls, descendant of Freshwater Murray River peoples and Saltwater people of the Coorong Coast in South Australia in making emu feather earrings while she shares the story of three message sticks and how they relate to emu feathers.

Aunty Marilyne is a known Master weaver and has weaving works in state and national galleries as well as a number of smaller institutions. She has researched and rekindled traditional techniques and use of materials of her Country. Through this she has been actively involved in environmental issues related to where she harvests her weaving materials from the land – the ecosystem of the Murray (Milloo) River.


  • Friday August 31 2018
  • 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • FREE

This workshop is suitable for all skill levels.
All materials supplied.
Tea and coffee provided.
This is a free event for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members only.

  • Venue

Koorie Heritage Trust
Level 3, Yarra Building
Federation Square
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

For enquiries contact Jade Hadfield on 03 8662 6334 or