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Meet our Encounters interns

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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.

Group of Indigenous Australian women.
Inaugural Encounters scholarship interns (clockwise from top left): Nadine Lee, Kylie Caldwell, Leitha Assan, Sheree Blackley, the National Museum's Pat Willamson, Tanya Prizmic-Carter and Finola Woodley. Photo: George Serras.

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.

More on each of our interns

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.

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