I am from Devonport and have been involved with Aboriginal communities at many levels since 1972. I am now regarded as an Elder in my local community.
My passions over the years and currently, are employment of Aboriginal people, health and education, to help create self-sufficient Aboriginal corporations and communities, ownership and protection of land and heritage. I believe these characteristics will support healthy and functional Aboriginal communities.
Merv's 3 year appointment as a Council member will end on 29 October 2020.