Story: Merton, Donald Vincent

Foster parents

Don Merton, standing outdoors, holds s small wooden box with a nest in it and a small black and white bird perching on the edge.

Don Merton inspecting a nest box containing Chatham Island black robin eggs, with the Chatham Island tomtit Pippie set to foster the newborns. South East Island, Chatham Islands, November 1987.

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Alison Ballance. 'Merton, Donald Vincent', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2022. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6m13/merton-donald-vincent (accessed 14 April 2024)