Born and raised in Sydney’s Western Suburbs to migrant parents, my family always encouraged me to pursue opportunities they never got the chance to. After bouncing around several short courses, I began studying Archaeology. Shortly after, I found myself at my very first job hiking through sand dunes in North-western NSW. It was then that my interests in Aboriginal cultural heritage were firmly planted. I have since completed my Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology and Environmental Studies and will be pursing a Master of Arts with a focus on contact archaeology in 2023.
The bulk of my 2022 was spent in the river towns of Mildura VIC, Renmark SA, and Wentworth NSW doing a variety of work near the Murray and Darling Rivers. To pass the time I had ended up visiting every museum, natural feature, restaurant and pub these towns had to offer, however, it was in my very first day off I visited the Wentworth Pioneer Museum. I noticed this eccentric souvenir magnet and knew I had to have it! Since then, I have collected a variety of weird and wonderful magnets from small towns all over Australia – and will continue collecting from each town I visit in future!