Djarra Delaney

Djarra Delaney is from the Quandamooka people of Minjerribah, North Stradbroke Island. Growing up and studying in Brisbane he went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts (with a major in English and Philosophy) from the University of Queensland, and is currently a PhD researcher at the University of Melbourne. His current studies focus on resilience planning in remote and vulnerable communities. His experience in growing up on an environmentally sensitive and beautiful island off of the South-East Queensland coast showed the importance of building community led resilience activities to respond to the effects of climate change. He currently manages the Indigenous Weather Knowledge website at the Bureau of Meteorology, and acted as the Bureau’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Engagement Coordinator. Djarra has a love of the environment, and is especially interested in our relationship with the world around us. It is this passion that led him to apply to the Bureau of Meteorology in Melbourne, as part of the APS Graduate Pathways Program in mid-2014. Djarra’s major achievements were a content and aesthetic redevelopment of the Indigenous Weather Knowledge website and the planning and writing the monthly stories for the popular 2017 Australian Weather Calendar.

About the GSA

The Geological Society of Australia was established as a non-profit organisation in 1952 to promote, advance and support Earth sciences in Australia.

As a broadly based professional society that aims to represent all Earth Science disciplines, the GSA attracts a wide diversity of members working in a similarly broad range of industries.