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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Malarndirri McCarthy
Name: McCarthy, Malarndirri Barbara Anne
Place of Birth: Katherine
Date of Birth: 1970-02-26
Cultural heritage: Indigenous Australian
Occupation: Journalist
Politician
Biographical notes: Malarndirri McCarthy is a Yanyuwa woman from Borroloola in the Northern Territory. In 1989 she joined the ABC under the Aboriginal Journalist Cadet program and worked in news and current affairs for 16 years in Sydney, Canberra, Darwin and Alice Springs. She also worked on the award winning documentaries – ‘Stolen Children’ and ‘A Dying Shame’. Malarndirri was first elected to the Northern Territory Parliament as the Labor Member for Arnhem on 18th June 2005. Working with her husband Norm Grogan, they established the Borroloola Radio Station 102.9 FM ‘The Voice of the Gulf’, the Lijakarda Arts Culture and Media Training Centre and two festivals.
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