Radal Feryel is a community elder on the Cocos Islands. Melathi Saldin is Melathi Saldin is a Lecturer in Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies at Deakin University. Monika Winarnita is an Affiliate Researcher at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship & Globalisation. Paul Thomas a Lecturer in Indonesian at Deakin University and Affiliate Researcher with Monash University . Alistair Welsh is a Senior Lecturer in Indonesian at Deakin University. Nicholas Herriman is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at La Trobe University.