TLF ID R10114
This is an edited sound recording of a Northern Territory politician, Marion Scrymgour (1960-), talking about becoming the first female Indigenous member of the NT Legislative Assembly. Scrymgour says that her 2001 election was a breakthrough for women, and particularly for Indigenous women. She says that before that election there was a prevailing view in the major political parties that only men were suitable for office, particularly for bush electorates. Scrymgour encourages Indigenous women to consider political careers. The recording was made in July 2008.