North Queensland Cowboys 2022 Indigenous Jersey

North Queensland Cowboys 2022 Indigenous Jersey

The journey of life will be a powerful guide for our players on the field and students in their studies through artist Margaret Mara’s stunning 2022 North Queensland Toyota Cowboys Indigenous design.

Margaret’s unique My Journey My Way design will feature on this year’s Cowboys Indigenous jersey, to be worn in NRL Indigenous Round for the clash with the Panthers on Friday 27 May in Penrith.

The design represents strong connections to land and sea and is described by the artist as a celebration of the journey Indigenous peoples embark on from the moment they are born to the time they become the ancestors guiding their peoples. 

Design Story - My Journey My Way

"We as Indigenous people have an affiliation to the land and to the water. Our journey through life is influenced by those affiliations.

"On our journey we encounter so many people who love, guide, teach and influence us. Some of us walk in the footsteps of others, some chose their own path, others walk together and very often our journey is a little bit of each.

"My Journey My Way is a celebration of the journey we embark on from the moment we are born to the time we become the ancestors guiding our peoples." 

About the artist

As a mother of nine and grandmother to eleven based in Mapoon, Queensland, Margaret Mara’s work draws inspiration from the immediate events in her life and reflects on many other areas for inspiration; the environment, family stories, living in the Cape, emotions and anything else that has direct effect on her as an individual.

Margaret’s work has been featured in several magazines as well as local joint and solo shows, and she also has paintings in many private, corporate and public collections both nationally and internationally.

Learn more about Margaret’s work through Wei' Num Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts & Crafts.