Dr Rebecca Mirams

Rebecca graduated with a Bachelor of Archaeology (Hons) from La Trobe University in 2010 and has recently completed a doctorate in historical archaeology at the same institution. Rebecca identified aspects of Northern Territory’s early historical development that demonstrate a cultural landscape of maritime communities linked with maritime Southeast Asia.

Rebecca has volunteered at the National Trust’s Polly Woodside Tall Ship and Museum, Museum Victoria and at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and undertaken fieldwork in Belize, Mexico and the Port Arthur Historical Site. Through these projects and her employment as a field archaeologist in Western Australia, Rebecca has gained experience in artefact cataloguing and archaeological survey and excavation.

Having been employed in Collections Management (History and Culture) at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Rebecca has developed a high level of skills in the administration, care and community/research engagement of significant Aboriginal art and material culture, visual art, Southeast Asian, Oceanic, territory history, maritime and archaeology collections.  Her role as Collections Coordinator at Koorie Heritage Trust in Melbourne has extended this experience to the significant Kulin Nations art, material culture, oral history and photographic collections.

Rebecca is a fully qualified ‘Heritage Adviser’ as specified by the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006.