Collaboratory Podcast

Conservation, Community & Collective Voices: A Conversation with Jaime Jackett

by | 19 May, 2023

Collaboratory Season 1
Collaboratory Season 1
Conservation, Community & Collective Voices: A Conversation with Jaime Jackett

What does a new moon have to do with conservation, community, co-creativity and music? We answer this interesting and exciting question in this special episode of Collaboratory Conversations featuring Broome-based musician and collaborative artist, Jaime Jackett. Topics explored include:

  • The creation and collaborative process behind “The Shorebird Quest”, a musical theatre show which celebrates the migratory shorebirds of Roebuck Bay
  • Jaime’s co-created musical practice, passion for the power of singing and the recent release of her song “Cradle to Caves”, written and performed in collaboration with her band, Belle Miners, and visitors to a number of Tasmanian national parks
  • The importance of having an open-mind and being flexible when approaching or engaging in a co-creative endeavour


To ensure accessibility we are committed to providing transcripts of all our podcast episodes – you can read the full transcript here.


The Shorebird Quest – Songs from the Original Broome Musical. Composed by Jaime Jackett and Hayden Kuhtze on Bandcamp:

Article on The Shorebird Quest:

Broome Bird Observatory:

Belle Miners Website:

Belle Miners Social Media: @belleminers


Jaime Jackett, woman seated with arm above her head holding a red flower

Jaime Jackett is a Canadian-Australian musician and part of the internationally collaborative folk-pop trio Belle Miners. The band has thrived despite the seemingly impossible distance, touring 6 countries in Europe, Canada and Australia in 2018. 

You can find Jaime online at Jaime’s Website | Instagram | YouTube 

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Collaboratory is written, edited and produced by Maya Haviland with production and editorial assistance from Nicole Deen. Audio engineering by Nick McCorriston. Music made especially for us by Seprock. Additional research and production support by Yichen Li.

Collaboratory is produced on the lands of the Ngunnawal, Ngunawal and Ngambri  people. We pay our respects, an ongoing gratitude to the custodian’s past present and future of the lands on which we work and of the knowledges from which we learn.

Collaboratory is a production of the Scaffolding Cultural Co-creativity Project hosted by the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University funding is generously provided by the Australian National University Translational Fellowship Scheme.


Hosts: Maya Haviland, Nicole Deen, Audio Engineer: Nick McCorriston, Featured guests: Jenny Savigny, Stephen Corey