Denise Cook

Dr Denise Cook is an historian, oral historian and museum curator with over 30 years’ experience. She specialises in Western Australian history, particularly local and Noongar history, as well as protocols for non-Aboriginal people working in the Noongar community. Denise’s work includes the Kaartdijin Noongar website for the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council, exhibition team leader (Indian Ocean Gallery) for the WA Maritime Museum, and oral histories for organisation such as Freshwater Bay Museum, Rail Heritage WA and the former Roelands Mission. She co- wrote the Gwalia Unearthed guidebook, and is currently Associate Research Fellow at Deakin University. Denise is particularly interested in researching, recording and telling stories that might not otherwise be heard.