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Meet our Encounters interns
17 Oct 2016
By Lily Withycombe
The National Museum of Australia, in partnership with The Prince’s Charities Australia, is thrilled to welcome six very talented Indigenous women to Canberra as the inaugural Encounters Indigenous Cultural Workers Scholarship interns.
The interns, who come from diverse cultural backgrounds and bring with them a wealth of experience of working in cultural heritage, the arts and education, are:
- Leitha Assan, a Badu yoepkass (woman) with bloodlines to Badu, Saibai, Mer, Erub and the Wuthathi nations in the Torres Strait
- Kalkadoon woman Sheree Blackley from Mount Isa in Queensland
- Bundjalung woman Kylie Caldwell from Casino in northern New South Wales
- Larrakia woman Nadine Lee from Darwin in the Northern Territory
- Bunuba and Gooniandi woman Tanya Prizmic-Carter from Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia
- Yindjibarndi woman Finola Woodley from Roebourne in Western Australia.
The Museum is fortunate to have these women working alongside of our staff and sharing some of their knowledge and experiences with us, from September 2016.