Art, Books & Music

About The Marritree

The Marritree has grown from a tiny seed of inspiration to create a place where people and stories can gather and be nourished, and where creativity and earth care are celebrated.

Named in honour of Witchcliffe’s grandmother marri tree, The Marritree was established in 2022 by owner Miranda Aitken, a poet, singer songwriter and musician. Miranda’s love for literature and music was nurtured by her parent’s love of the arts, and a childhood spent growing up in the isolated southwest in the 1970’s and ‘80’s, where there wasn’t much else to do besides read, listen to vinyl records, and hangout by the river and in the magnificent karri and jarrah forests that her parents were actively trying to save from logging.

Miranda Aitken has a BA in Literature and Writing, studying connection to nature and place, exploring ideas around language, identity and ecology with a strong focus on poetry and Australian writing. Her poetry has received a Highly Commended in the Tom Collins Poetry Prize, and has been published in numerous anthologies. She has a poem on the Busselton Jetty, and the poem ‘People of the River, Bilya/River Song’, greets visitors to Margaret River’s art precinct.

Miranda’s projects include a poetry and song performance piece, ‘My River,’ performed at Denmark Festival of Voice and Perth Poetry Festival; writing, singing and protesting with the Nannas for Native Forests, and performing with her sister in their band, The Moody Cows.

Where to find us

Inside The Witch & Windmill,
3 Redgate Rd, Witchcliffe.
The Marritree is in the old Darnell’s General Store, now known as the Witch and Windmill. You’ll find it in the heart of Witchcliffe, just 5 minutes drive south of Margaret River.