Congratulations to our very own Kyra Edwards who has been awarded an international fellowship as part of the National Museum of Australia's Encounters Fellowship Program for 2019.
Kyra is president of Oral History Western Australia, treasurer of Oral History Australia and one of the indigenous representatives on the History Council of Western Australia.
She is currently employed as the local history officer for the City of Stirling based at the Mount Flora Museum in Perth, Western Australia and is completing a postgraduate certificate in museum studies.
Kyra will travel to Canberra and the United Kingdom as part of the fellowship process.
Her project aims to develop a digital platform that will give the community access to information and self-guided walking tours around significant Mooro Nyoongar locations within the City of Stirling. The project will also include access to oral histories/videos of local elders, history/heritage signs, self-guided walking tour brochures and tours guided by local elders and/or Mooro Nyoongar community members.
Read more about Kyra's project at: https://www.nma.gov.au/about/encounters-fellowships/2019-fellows/kyra-edwards
Read the National Museum media release at https://www.nma.gov.au/about/media/media-releases-listing-by-year/2019/encounters-indigenous-fellowships
Image credit: National Museum of Australia.