Honorary Professor Henrietta Marrie AM
Professor Henrietta Marrie (née Fourmile) (born 1954) is an Honorary Professor with the Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Uniquely Australian Foods based at The University of Queensland. She is an Aboriginal Australian from the Yidinji tribe, directly descended from Ye-i-nie, an Aboriginal leader in the Cairns region. In 1905, the Queensland Government awarded Ye-i-nie with a king plate in recognition of his local status as a significant Walubara Yidinji leader.
Professor Henrietta Marrie is an advocate for the rights of her own Gimuy Walubarra Yidinji families, as well as for the cultural rights of indigenous peoples nationally and internationally.
The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia identifies Professor Marrie as a notable Aboriginal Australian in an entry that includes:
Fourmile has been involved in extensive research in the areas of Aboriginal cultural heritage and museums, the politics of Aboriginal heritage and the arts and recently the area of Aborigines and cultural tourism.
Professor Henrietta Marrie was a senior fellow at the United Nations University and an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining at the University of Queensland. In 2018, Professor Henrietta Marrie was named as one of the Queensland Greats by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.