Meet our staff
Josh Brown is the Aboriginal Programs Coordinator for all sites within the Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands and leads the Aboriginal Education & Community team. Originally from Worimi country of the Forster-Tuncurry area, Josh has many years’ experience in education with qualifications in Secondary Teaching, Health and Physical Education.
Josh and the team work closely with surrounding Aboriginal organisations, NGO’s, local and state government organisations and staff to further inspire and educate visitors to the Gardens about the various aspects of Aboriginal culture and heritage, native plants and their traditional uses.
Chris is the Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands Aboriginal Programs Officer, based at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. His role is providing administrative and team support for the delivery of Aboriginal education and community programs across our Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands sites. Originally from the Thunghutti Mob from Bellbrook and Bundjalung from Widerbul, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge to the team having previously been with Tribal Warrior Association for a number of years doing the Aboriginal cultural tours of Sydney Harbour.
Interests: I love swimming at Maroubra Beach and I love the cricket during summer time.
Favourite part about working for Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands: I love the garden grounds. I love the animals and I wouldn’t even mind eating some of the possums on site and keeping the furs.
Mikasa is one of our Aboriginal educators who delivers our range of Aboriginal education and community programs across our Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands sites.
Originally from Thursday Island of Far North Queensland, Mikasa is currently studying a Bachelor of nursing and brings experience working with kids teaching about Indigenous art.
Interests: Movies & being outdoors
Favourite part about working for Botanic Gardens & Centennial Parklands: Working outside and working in an environment that is constantly changing.