Aboriginal Land Services is delighted to announce that we’ve brought on another new staff member!
Shannon Gee joined the ALS team last week as Heritage Consultant. Shannon has an Archaeology Major with a Bachelor of Science from The University of Notre Dame. Her studies have covered historical and Aboriginal archaeology and she was accepted to complete a postgraduate unit of forensic archaeology during her undergraduate studies.
Throughout the course of her studies she has worked on some very important archaeological sites, including the colonial settlement of Peel Town, Fremantle Prison, and Cape Le Grand National Park. After working for several months as an intern at the Esperance Tjaltjraak Native Title Aboriginal Corporation (ENTAC), she was inspired to focus her work on a holistic archaeological path to help protect Australia’s Aboriginal heritage from a cultural landscape perspective.
“It’s wonderful to see the ALS family continue to grow! Shannon’s enthusiasm, energy and good humour will make a great addition to the team. She brings a wealth of field experience specific to Nyungar Boodja and we can’t wait to see her in action.”, says Managing Director Nerilee Boshammer-Bennell.
Shannon has a passion for exploration and outdoor lifestyles and is excited for the new experiences and community opportunities that are involved in the position of heritage consultant. Her passion for archaeology particularly lies in WA’s South West and the application of the cultural landscape approach to heritage management.
“What attracted me to ALS was the commitment the organisation has to making a difference to Country, culture and community and I am eager to contribute to this vision as I begin my ALS journey.”, says Shannon.