McIlwraith, Phoebe

School of Environmental Science, University of Newcastle

Phoebe McIlwraith is a proud Bundjalung and Worimi Saltwater woman, a Koori with family histories tied to Casino and Soldiers Point. She is currently based in Sydney completing a Bachelor of Laws and working as a producer for The Guardian. Phoebe completed her first degree in Business, majoring in Political Economy, in 2020. Using the culture and knowledge of her family as her foundation, Phoebe explores the way law and politics impact on First Nations communities. 


  • Articles
    “Garihmato—Look after, to Care for” Melaleuca Alternifolia, commonly called Tea Tree, only grows naturally in the lands of the Bundjalung people from north coast New South Wales. The particular medicinal properties of the Tea Tree have been used for thousands of years, and the Tree and its effects on land, water, and people form part of Bundjalung oral histories and...Read more