BA LLB (UNSW)
Terri Janke is a Wuthathi/Meriam woman from Cairns. She is the Solicitor Director of Terri Janke and Company, a commercial legal and consulting firm that specialises in Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP). Terri has written many legal reports and articles as well as creative fiction. In 2019, Terri completed her PhD at the Australian National University. Terri has previously held positions on the following boards: National Centre of Indigenous Excellence NCIE (Deputy Chair, Governance Committee and Audit and Assurance Committee), Jawun (Director, Member of Audit and Risk Committee), Tourism Australia, Chair of National Indigenous Television (NITV) and Chair of Ngalaya Indigenous Lawyers Association.
What inspired you to take this role?
I have always loved libraries, I have an extensive book collection in my home, but I always enjoy going to the library. The State Library of NSW holds information, photographs and art which is important for Indigenous people. This includes language and heritage information. The Library has many projects which aim to make these collections useful to Indigenous people. Indigenous engagement will bring life to the collection and be enriching for all of us.