Natalie Harkin

Natalie Harkin

Natalie Harkin is a Narungga woman from South Australia. She is a writer/academic and her phd research is an archival-poetic interrogation of the State’s Aboriginal archives: a poetic response to her family’s records, informed by blood-memory and haunting, and also the works of other Indigenous writers, poets and artists who engage with archives to offer new narratives of history, for the record. She has been an active member of her local Aboriginal writers group and the First Nations Australia Writers Network, reading at many state and national events. Her words have also been projected in several exhibitions comprising text-object-video projection, including a basket woven from her grandmother and great-grandmother’s letters from the archives.


Writers Festival Appearances