Therese Ryder was born in 1946 at Todd River Station in Alice Springs, Central Australia.
As a young girl Therese lived and attended school at the Santa Teresa Mission (Ltyentye Apurte) where she was taught to paint water colour landscapes. Therese assisted the Institute of Aboriginal Development to compile the Central and Eastern Arrernte dictionary. She also taught Eastern Arrernte language at the Catholic High School in Alice Springs for many years. Therese is dedicated in passing on her knowledge of Eastern Arrernte culture to the younger generation. Her depictions are based on her country (east of Alice Springs) and traditional Aboriginal Food (bush tucker).
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