Anthropologist, Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC)
Alistair is currently working as an Anthropologist at the Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) in Western Australia. YMAC is the native title representative body for the Traditional Owners of the Pilbara, Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia and represents 24 different Aboriginal Traditional Owner groups, each with their own distinct country, culture and identity. These living culture are maintain through languages, ceremonies beliefs, music, art, laws and creation stories. Alistair found his honours’ experience with the academic community active within the School of Social Science enabled the provision of a quality learning environment and an excellent opportunity to build meaningful and lasting networks.
During the mid-semester break in 2012, Alistair undertook an Aurora Anthropology Internship with Miriuwung Gajerrong Corporation in Kununurra, Western Australia. Alistair said “the internship with MG Corporation was an unforgettable experience in so many ways and left an indelible mark in his mind of the Kimberley region and peoples who call it their home”. It has given Alistair insights into many of the concepts he studied during the process of his undergraduate education and enabled him to apply these concepts to practical, real life settings.
Alistair graduated with an Honours degree in Anthropology in December 2013.