Congratulations Naomi Appleby!

The RDHP team wishes to congratulate Naomi Appleby on her well-deserved selection as one of the National Museum of Australia’s 2019 Encounter Fellows and to wish her all the best as she commences this program.

Naomi Appleby is the first of our ANU Laureate Program’s (RDHP’s) Aspiring Future Leaders. Naomi is a Karajarri Yawuru woman working as the Project Coordination Officer for Future Acts & Heritage and Land & Sea at Nyamba Buru Yawuru in Broome, Western Australia.

In February this year, Naomi participated in the National Library of Australia’s Oral History Training workshop at Nyamba Buru Yawuru, in a collaboration with RDHP, the Yawuru Deep History Project. She interviewed her mother Dianne, a key Indigenous knowledge holder who has been championing language training.

Naomi will be undertaking further training and mentoring as part of the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Program, with her first mentoring visit to take place in December.