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Marjorie Woodrow a ‘constant advocate and warrior’

Marjorie Margaret Woodrow has passed away, aged 93 years.

Born at Corowa Tank, Marjorie was one of the Stolen Generation taken from her mother as a little girl, together with her four siblings.

A survivor of the infamous Cootamundra Girls Home, she was the mother of eight children, Lesley Jean Clark, William Charles Benton, Clare Dianne Harrison, Janice Lorraine Playle, Desmond Benton, Ian John Benton, Kathleen Fay Clemson and Brian David Benton (deceased) plus her greatly loved many grandchildren, great grand children and great, great grand children.

Marjorie was a constant advocate and warrior who fought for the stolen wages of all Aboriginals who were forced into work and never paid what they earned.

Marjorie lived and worked all over Australia sharing her culture with schools, communities and was well known within the prison system.

A recognised and respected elder and aunty to all, she was present in Parliament House for the Rudd Government’s National Apology.

She was a fabulous cook and for a time ran a cafe and was loved and appreciated by the hungry truckies.

Marjorie Woodrow will be buried at a graveside service in the Bega cemetery next Monday June 27, at 11am.

Dianne Decker


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