Aboriginal Artist - Jacqueline Cahill
Jacqueline Cahilll is the granddaughter of the last chief of the Ngombur Clan group - Walter Barlmarr-Cahill. Jacquie’s country runs from Barron land at the mouth of the South Alligator river all the way back to Yellow Waters. Beyond Cooinda lays a sacred site of importance to the Ngombur Clan Group.
Cooinda is a very important place for the Ngombur Clan group for there is a burial site in the surrounds of the region. Jacquie’s grandfather was adopted by Paddy Cahill of Oenpelli whom had a relationship with Walter’s Mother, this is how the Cahill name has ended up within the Ngombur clan group of Kakadu.
As a fulltime Park Ranger at Kakadu National Park Headquarters, Jacquie is a participant on the KIRP (Kakadu Indigenous Rangers Program) and is a strong role-model to Bininj. She is active within the community and with family often assisting foster children, encouraging those who are experiencing challenges and will provide support for others in need – keeping culture and Bininj strong.
Jacquie also owns and operates a small home based business ‘Lightning Arts n Artifacts’ which showcases a range of work on paper, canvas and wooden pieces. Her distinct and unique style is neat, clean and very finely detailed – she has work in outlets in Kakadu and she is an active participant at Mahbilil Festival.
Warradjan Cultural Centre has a selection of pieces capturing traditional scenes of hunting, bush tucker, lilies (andem) and some of the famous Top End images such as crocodiles (ginga) and the barramundi.