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First Nations Archives Advisor seeks fuller picture of Queensland’s records
Proud Butchulla woman, Rose Barrowcliffe, was recently appointed as the inaugural First Nations Archives Advisor with the Queensland State Archives.
Rose Barrowcliffe, “I am a Butchulla woman, and I am a PhD student at the University of the Sunshine Coast, and I was recently appointed the First Nations Advisor to the Queensland State Archives.
The role is new and really, it’s supporting the Queensland State Archives in assisting the Queensland Government with their pathway to Treaty.
A large part of that is truth-telling and obviously, the Archives have a big part in that because they hold the records from the Queensland Government.
So, my PhD is about archival practice, and how that impacts the representation of Indigenous peoples, which then, how does that impact on what we know is history.
And I made a mini-documentary series which is what became the exhibition.”