Story: Merton, Donald Vincent

Meeting the press

Don Merton and a bearded younger man pose indoors with a bird’s nest. Merton holds a small feeding scoop.

Don Merton (left) and colleague Dave Crouchley pose for a press photo with a black robin’s nest in February 1982. The media became increasingly interested in Merton’s activities, and a series of documentaries and newspaper profiles soon made him one of the country’s best-known conservationists.

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How to cite this page:

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)