Maringka was born near Wingellina and grew up in Ernabella community. She went through school in Ernabella and spent most of her youth there.She later moved to Amata and then to Indulkana where she raised her family and still resides today. Maringka is a mother and grandmother for lots of young kids. She is an artist of many mediums including Tjanpi weaving, painting canvas and beaded jewellery. Maringka is also a practising ngankari (traditonal healer) and works with NPY Women’s Council to provide traditional healing services.