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I am a Narungga woman and member of the Chester family from Point Pearce in South Australia, and have worked in the Aboriginal higher education sector in South Australia since 1995. I joined Flinders Universtiy in 2014 with the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement, and now the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

I am currently in a Research Fellow position with an interest in decolonising state archives, engaging archival-poetic methods to research and document Aboriginal women's domestic service stories and labour histories in South Australia. My words have been installed and projected in exhibitions comprising text-object-video projection, including collaboration with the Unbound Collective. I am an active member of the First Nations Australia Writers Network, and have conducted poetry workshops and presented panels, readings and keynotes at events including: the Ottawa International Writers Festival; the Active Aesthetics Conference on Contemporary Australian Poetry and Poetics, UC Berkeley; the Queensland Poetry Festival; Mildura Writers Festival; Melbourne Emerging Writers Festival; Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art; Adelaide Spirit Festivals; Blak & Bright Victorian Indigenous Literary Festival. I have also been a poet and writer in resident with RMIT University in 2016, and Sydney University in 2018. I have published in a number of literary journals including Overland, Southerly, Westerly, Wasafiri International Contemporary Writing, TEXT and Cordite, and am guest-editor for Cordite Poetry Review's 89: DOMESTIC. My manuscripts include, Dirty Words, with Cordite Books in 2015, and Archival-Poetics, with Vagabond Press in 2019..

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