Matt Shanks' #BecauseOfHerWeCan


“Aunty Glenys Patricia Elizabeth Merry was my Maternal Grandmother. A proud Taungurung woman and tireless worker, advocate, lobbyist and fighter for Aboriginal rights and recognition. Nanna was recognised as an Elder for her difficult and thorough research in genealogy resulting in knowledge of eight generations and informing Taungurung’s successful RAP application. Nanna was involved in numerous community organisations both as a member and board member, demonstrating her commitment to putting the wellbeing of others ahead of herself. A strong female leader unafraid in any situation, I’m proud to have inherited her commitment to standing her ground in the face of adversity and fighting for what’s right.”
Matt Shanks – NRM Policy Officer at the Federation #BecauseOfHerWeCan #NAIDOC2018