Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara

My experience out here has been incredibly rewarding in both a personal and anthropological sense. I wanted to learn more about applied anthropology, and what anthropologists actually do in the field. But I also gained a sense of the complex issues surrounding traditional ownership in aboriginal communities, and the important role that anthropology can play in teasing these out.

Juliette Hopkins, APY

The whole six week period has been amazing, I enjoyed every bit of it, from the beautiful landscape to the amazing strength and character of the Anangu.

Joseph Rattray, APY

From this experience I am seeing the A.P.Y. lands as not an area which is merely identified as a desert: but is moreover a cultural landscape, rich in the stories and experiences of the people who dwell here.

Benjamin Brant, APY

I had a fantastic experience out in the APY lands and felt very privileged to have had that opportunity. I learnt a lot about the role of anthropology in traditional owner identification and consultations. I also gained some valuable fieldwork experience, working closely with traditional owners. As a result of this experience, I am now considering a longer term career in the field.

Juliette Hopkins, APY

It was a huge month for me; incredibly challenging, eye-opening, and I think has changed the way I think about anthropology in Indigenous Australia.

Isabel Wheeler, APY

These past six weeks have been an amazing experience for me. I feel that I have learnt more than I have all year at university! It makes such a difference doing work experience like this and I feel that it has given me a lot more direction in deciding what sort of career I wish to pursue. It has has motivated me to finish my degree and pursue a career in this area.  

Liz Brown, APY