From a young age, I was always keen to get “out in the bush” while growing up in the suburbs of Hobart. Later I realised that being “on Country” was an integral part of my identity as an Aboriginal person. Land, plants, animals, sites, stories, cultural landscapes and spiritual values have meaning for me and strengthen my connections with Country. Over the past 30 years, I have focussed on Aboriginal heritage and site management and it is this knowledge, combined with my experience of Country that I bring to the Council.
For me, Aboriginal heritage is unique and must be protected for future generations.
Steve's 3 year appointment as a Council member will end on 29 October 2020.