Sarah Yu, Special Projects Officer with Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd and one of RDHP’s Collaborating Scholars, visited during late July.
As an anthropologist, Sarah has worked on several native title claims and produced several Indigenous Protected Areas plans, including the award-winning Yawuru Cultural Management Plan. Sarah has also curated a number of exhibitions, including the award-winning Lustre: Pearling & Australia.
Sarah spent time during her visit consulting with RDHP team members and staff in the School of History, and working on her doctoral project on pearling heritage in the Kimberley. The team enjoyed a presentation from Sarah on her engaging thesis, Window to the Soul: pearlshell, pearling and saltwater country. Transcultural perspectives of pearling and its heritage in the Dampierland region, north-western Australia.
RDHP look forward to her returning visit later in the year.