Woman Scrymgour, Marion Rose
Written by Caitlin Stone, The University of Melbourne
Marion Scrymgour was born in Darwin, Northern Territory in 1960. She entered the Northern Territory Assembly as a Labor Party member in 2001 representing the seat of Arafura. She became Australia's first indigenous female Cabinet minister when she was appointed Minister for Family and Community Services and Environment and Heritage in 2003. She was Deputy Chief Minister of the Northern Territory from 2007 to early 2009. Marion Scrymgour retired from parliament in 2012 and, in 2013, became chief executive of the Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service.