Marilyne Nicholls, born in Swan Hill and lived most of her life along the Murray River. She learnt the art of weaving and how to work with feathers to make feather flowers by her mother and grandmother. Over the years, Marilyne have run workshops with weaving and feathers, and recently won the three dimensional Koorie Heritage Trust Arts Award for her feathered necklace made from parrot feathers. With both weaving and feather flower crafting, Marilyne teaches tradition and cultural uses with a focus on environmental factors. Marilyne is a multi-clan Aboriginal woman with connections to the Murray River peoples and saltwater peoples of the Coorong Coast in South Australia.