Ninney Murray

Ninney Murray

Country/Region: Australia

Tribe: Girramay and Jirrbal Traditional Owner

Village: Jumbun Community

Ninney Murray identifies herself as a Girramay and Jirrbal Traditional Owner of the Davidson Creek area. Ninney lives at the Jumbun Community at Murray Falls, north-west of Cardwell and she is an Elder of her people. WEAVING: Ninney is an expert weaver of all the traditional basket types created by the Girramay and Jirrbal people. Traditional styles include, the Jawun bicornal lawyer cane basket, the Burrajingal, a square-based lawyer cane basket, the Gundala, a coiled lawyer cane basket and the traditional grass mindi basket. Ninney also creates traditional eel traps wungarr, used to trap fresh water eels in the creek. Her weaving skills were passed down by her Aunty. Today Ninney continues to pass her weaving skills and traditional knowledge to her people through weaving workshops.

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