• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6235

Sharp, Nonie O

  • Occupation Academic, Anthropologist, Author, Lecturer


Anthropologist Nonie Sharp is an honorary research fellow in the Anthropology Program of the School of Social Sciences, La Trobe University. For many years she has worked with northern Australia’s coastal indigenous people and is an authority on communities of the Torres Strait Islands.

After obtaining her PhD from La Trobe University in 1995, Nonie went on to teach sociology and anthropology. Additionally, a five-year Australian Research Fellowship enabled her to travel to the Pacific islands, parts of coastal Europe, Canada and the United States, and write a book about people and their relationship to the sea. The book is titled Saltwater people: the waves of memory.

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Nonie Sharp, 1980-2000 [manuscript]
    • Papers of Edward Koiki Mabo, 1943-1992 (bulk 1972-1992) [manuscript]
    • Papers of Judith Wright, 1944-2000 [manuscript]

Related entries

  • Related Women
    • Wright, Judith Arundell (1915 - 2000)