Local indigenous women make finals

Biara Martin is a finalist.
Biara Martin is a finalist.

From Fremantle, Maggie Rowsthorn is a hairdresser and the daughter of Australian actor Peter Rowsthorn, while Biara Martin is a student, a Yamatji Noongar and the granddaughter of well-known indigenous artist Joan Martin.

Ms Martin said she felt honoured and lucky to be a state finalist.

�Not only is it an amazing opportunity for everyone but it also enables us to learn, grow and to ultimately better ourselves on this wonderful journey,� she said.

�The Dreamtime Project had a major role towards how I came to be a state finalist.

�It�s an organisation which enables young indigenous youth to attain confidence and knowledge of good health and well-being through the vehicle of fashion, and I am very thankful and appreciative to be a part of both organisations, it�s truly a dream come true.�

Cockburn has three representatives; Atwell�s Micaela Norcliffe, Hamilton Hill�s Milica Ognjenovic and Coogee�s Tahlia Borrett.

Ms Norcliffe is on track to become a forensic psychologist, while UWA Masters of Public Health student Milica Ognjenovic is planning to pursue a PhD in epidemiology.

Ms Borrett is a film and theatre student who has spent time in Cambodia teaching English to children and handicapped men in the military.

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