MARJI HILL is an Australian author who was born in Surfers Paradise on Queensland’s Gold Coast. She has published more than 65 titles on all aspects of Indigenous Australia, other Australian ethnicities, and personal development.Most of her books have been for children and young adults. In 2014 Marji branched out into personal development with Staying Young Growing Old. Apart from being a writer Marji is also an artist.
All of her professional life, Marji has been writing books to promote understanding between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians. She has fostered the spirit of Reconciliation in all her work since she was Research Fellow in Education at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) in Canberra .
In 1989 Marji was the Project Co-ordinator and one of the researchers and writers of Australian Aboriginal Culture the official Australian Government publication on Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders.
Six Australian Battlefields
In 1988 her work of non-fiction Six Australian Battlefields, which she co-authored with
Al Grassby, was published by Angus and Robertson. A decade later it was re-published by Allen & Unwin as a paperback.
The 9 volume encyclopaedia, Macmillan Encyclopaedia of Australia’s Aboriginal Peoples was published in 2000 and in 2009 she published The Apology: Saying Sorry To The Stolen Generations.
Marji has a Master of Arts specialising in Anthropology from the Australian National University.
Marji is also a professional artist. One of her large oil paintings was included in the 2004-2005 Ballarat Fine Art Gallery Travelling Exhibition Eureka Revisited: the Contest of Memories. This exhibition travelled to Melbourne, Canberra and Ballarat – part of the 150 year celebration of the Eureka Stockade.
Another of her paintings was in the foyer of Jupiter’s Casino in Townsville while her portrait of Jupiter Mosman hangs in the World Centre at Charters Towers in North Queensland. These two paintings celebrate the story of Indigenous boy, Jupiter Mosman who discovered gold at Charters Towers in 1871.
Marji’s paintings are held in many private collections in Australia and overseas. She is represented in collections at Ballarat Fine Art Gallery and the Catholic University.
As part of her professional work, Marji has travelled throughout Aboriginal Australia and the Torres Strait.
Fast Self-Publishing Online
Given Marji’s long and extensive experience in the book industry she is now sharing her knowledge and expertise with people who want to write and self-publish. She is the founder of Fast Self-Publishing Online the platform she uses to coach and help others.