Damien is a Palawa man (South-East Tasmania) and Aboriginal liaison/library professional currently managing the Indigenous Engagement Branch at the State Library of NSW. Damien previously coordinated the State Library of WA’s Storylines Project and has a passion for decolonising archives and library collections. He has extensive experience working with researchers in trying to understand the legacies of white explorers from an Aboriginal context and return authority over heritage materials to Traditional Owners and Aboriginal families throughout Australia. His academic background has been focused on human rights and developing frameworks within Australian libraries which embed international Indigenous protocols and frameworks.
ArticlesSpecial Care NoticeThis article discusses trauma and violence inflicted upon the Indigenous peoples of Tasmania through the processes of colonisation. Content within this article may be distressing to some readers. IntroductionThis article...Read more