Libby Riches

Dr. Libby Riches

Based in Apollo Bay on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, Libby has been working in the intersecting space between people and environment for 20 years. Libby has a degree in archaeology and holds a PhD in native title and archaeology with a focus on co-management models. She has worked as a cultural heritage consultant focusing on the management of social values at places such as the Budj Bim National Heritage Place, Kosciuszko National Park and the former Maribyrnong Defence Site. Libby has undertaken consultancy for Aboriginal Victoria, the Aboriginal Heritage Council and the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations.

For a number of years, Libby managed the Southern Otway Landcare Network,  undertaking collaborative Natural Resource Management projects with a strong community focus.  As a Board Member of the Otway Coast Committee, Libby is also involved with coastal and marine management.

Libby produces and is lead copy-writer for Apollo Bay’s WinterWild Festival and is passionate about the Australian landscape and national identity. She blogs about these issues at Dystopic Antipodes.