About the author

Raelee Lancaster is a research assistant and part-time postgraduate student. Her passions include archaeology, history, research, and writing.

While not dedicating her career to writing, Raelee has had her work published in university publications and was the Online Editor for Grapeshot Magazine – Macquarie University’s Independent Student Publication from July 2014 to November 2015. She has also co-written two history-related university revues during her time as an undergraduate at Macquarie University. In 2017, Rabbit Journal published a poem of Raelee’s in Issue 21: Indigenous.

All writing and published opinions are those of the author.

960469-aboriginal-flag Acknowledgement of Country

I am a Wiradjuri woman who grew up near Newcastle NSW, on Awabakal land. Since then, I have moved around and lived on many different countries within Australia. I am currently residing on Yagera and Turrbal country as I complete my postgraduate degree at the University of Queensland. I pay my respects to the Aboriginal people of my home land, the land that nurtured me, and the land upon which I currently reside. I also pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging.