Photo by Rosie Breuer
Marguerite as a toddler with Ouma Kriel
and the twins, Robert and Dorothy.
Marguerite I. Murray1899 - 1983
Playwright and author of short stories
Marguerite Isabel Murray was born in Worcester 1899 as one of nine children.
She was a first year student at the Victoria College in 1918, when it obtained
university status (and was later called the University of Stellenbosch).
She was a teacher at Bloemhof in Stellenbosch for four years and at Jan van Riebeeck School in Cape Town for six years before she took the position of a lecturer at the University of Cape Town.
Marguerite was a founding member of the Cape Town Amateur Theatre Group (Kaapstadse Amateur-toneelvereniging -die KAT).
From the money she saved from her first salaries she bought the work by South African artists, among them: Gregoir Boonzaier, Elise Bodley, Maggie Laubscher, Pierneef, Stanley Pinker, Enslin du Plessis, JA Smith, Irma Stern, Paul du Toit, Jean Welz and Appie van Wyk.
After her retirement Marguerite Murray lived in Azaleahof, Stellenbosch. She died in July 1983.
Die gerf, 1941
Witwater se mense, 1974
Uit die dagboek van 'n predikantsvrou
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