9 August 2021

Tasha has recently taken up a new role as ABC Archives Indigenous Unit Manager, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). 

It is exciting to see an Indigenous led archives unit be supported and implemented by the ABC. Tasha brings years of experience and leadership to the ABC, including from her previous role as NFSA’s Indigenous Connections Manager, where she championed Indigenous voices, archivists and media.  

(Photo supplied by Tasha James)

Rose Barrowcliffe appointed as inaugural First Nations Advisor to the Queensland State Archives

30 July 2021 

Congratulations to Rose Barrowcliffe, who was recently appointed as the inaugural First Nations advisor to the Queensland State Archives. Rose’s appointment was announced in NAIDOC Week 2021, a fitting link between the role of the archives in working to the theme of ‘Heal Country!’ in acknowledgement of the importance of Indigenous voices being heard in the archives.

The announcement of Rose’s advisor role will help build foundations for the support of the ICA’s Tandanya Adelaide Declaration. As the QLD state government noted: 

Queensland state archives also established the role to respond to the Tandanya-Adelaide Declaration which challenges archives around the world to include the experiences and  perspectives of First Nations people in their collections. 

A media release on the historic appointment made by The Honourable Leeanne Enoch, Minister for Communities and Housing, Minister for Digital Economy and Minister for the Arts can be found here

(Photograph supplied by Rose Barrowcliffe)