Reflections

Annie O'Riley

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Thursday Island
Round: 
Winter 2015

The 3rd of June 2015 marked the twenty-third anniversary of the historic Mabo decision. By happy coincidence, it was also the day I was selected for a legal internship in the Torres Strait as part of the Aurora Internship Program.

Bianca Fernandes

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Thursday Island
Round: 
Winter 2011

The Aurora Native Title Internship Program places students and graduates from anthropology, some social science, and law disciplines at Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs) and other Indigenous organisations, government bodies and corporations all around Australia, working in land rights, s

Edit Caitlin Murphy

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Thursday Island
Round: 
Summer 2015

I will never look at the sea in the same way again. Coming from a place where the sea often rages dark blue or grey at temperatures of 15 degrees, for me, turquoise glassy sea always looked calm rather than dangerous.

Chloe Johnco

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Thursday Island
Round: 
Summer 2008

As the wheels on the Dash 8 touched down and the propellers shifted down a gear I realised that I had no idea what I was expecting, what I would be doing or even who I was meeting.

Sophie Dembski

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Thursday Island
Round: 
Summer 2015

As I began writing notes for this final article, I was sitting watching the rain absolutely bucket down on Thursday Island, and I found it hard to reflect on my last six weeks (and nearby Cyclone Nathan was not exactly helping lift my spirits as it dampened my final week).

Zac Fraser

Organisation: 
Stream: 
Legal
Sector: 
Native Title
Location: 
Thursday Island
Round: 
Winter 2018

The Aurora Project is a program that facilitates internships between tertiary students and Indigenous organisations with an emphasis on native title and social justice for Indigenous peoples.