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Published pieces: A conversation with Sandra Harben

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Rosie recently had the opportunity to speak with Sandra Harben for UWA School of Design's bi-annual print publication, Future West.

Sandra is a Traditional Owner whose family affiliations are within the Whadjuk Nyungar Boodjar, or Country, which incorporates Perth and its surrounds, and the Balardong Nyungar Boodjar, or Country, which is on the other side of the Darling Escarpment.  Sandra has been interested in Nyungar research for over 30 years.

In this conversation, Sandra discusses Nyungar culture, history and language, particularly as it relates to water and water bodies in Perth, and the essential role that Traditional Owners play in collaborating with and advising design professionals. Thank you, Sandra, for taking the time to share this knowledge with us.

 This interview can be read at Foreground as well as in Future West.

Image: Josh Spires, via Foreground

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