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Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung

  • Cape York Partnership Board – Non-Executive Director

A graduate of James Cook University (B Ed), NAISDA Dance College (Diploma of Dance), Sydney and Queensland University of Technology (Master in Education, Major in School Guidance and Counselling), Fiona Wirrer-George is a freelance performer, educator, writer and choreographer. Descending from the Mbaiwum/Trotj and Alngith/Liningithi Wikway Nations of Western Cape York Fiona also has strong traditional ties to the Wik of Cape York through her maternal great-grandmother, pre-dominantly Wik Apalich. Fiona has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Research Methodology and is casual on-line lecturer of post-graduate students at James Cook University, Cairns Campus. Fiona is currently in her second year of PhD studies. She has authored five books and three stage plays and her works have been show-cased both national and international. She has been choreographer of the CIAF fashion show since 2015 and is currently contracted as choreographer for the 2018 Commonwealth Games Indigenous Fashion Show.

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