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Rose Barrowcliffe

Doctoral Candidate, University of the Sunshine Coast

Rose Barrowcliffe is a Butchulla researcher who is currently undertaking Doctoral Research at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). Rose's research examines the representation of Indigenous peoples in archives and how that impacts historical narratives. Her research is grounded in the K'gari Research Archive (held at USC) as an agent of representation of Butchulla history.

In 2021, Rose was appointed as the inaugural First Nations Advisor to the Queensland State Archives. Rose is also a member of the Indigenous Archives Collective (IAC) and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Archive (ATSIDA) reference group.



  • –present
    Doctoral Candidate, University of the Sunshine Coast
  • 2021–present
    First Nations Advisor, Queensland State Archives


  • 1999 
    James Cook University, BSc (Environmental Science)


  • 2021
    Closing the narrative gap: social media as a tool to reconcile institutional archival narratives with Indigenous counter-narratives, Archives and Manuscripts
  • 2021
    Activating and supporting the Tandanya Adelaide Declaration on Indigenous Archives, Archives and Manuscripts

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Society of Archivists
  • International Council on Archives
  • Indigenous Archives Collective
  • ATSIDA Reference Group