During the 1990s, Marie Cameron was known as the Witch of Darwin. It’s not a title she chose for herself but one she was given by the media, after a traditional Scandinavian bonfire, or ‘witch burning’, turned to violence. The events of that night would divide the community for years to come, with a media circus, a court battle, a protest, and the formation of a ‘council of witches’.
Marie speaks to senior writer Brigid Delaney about how she became known as the Witch of Darwin, and the enduring symbolic power of the witch.
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