Terry identifies as a Gumbayngirr / Biripai man. His father was a Gumbayngirr man and his mother a Biripai woman.
Terry has had a diverse career, from military service, working in local government and non-for –profit community services to providing education to health professionals on Aboriginal Cultural awareness. Additionally Terry worked with the National Parks & Wildlife Service of NSW as one of 3 Aboriginal Sites Officers. As an Aboriginal sites officer he travelled to all Aboriginal communities in NSW and collected information about Aboriginal Sacred sites, Aboriginal occupational sites and Aboriginal history & Culture. This process was to instigate registration and preservation as a sacred site.
He has also worked;
- As a lecturer in TAFE;
- As an Aboriginal Case Worker – Youth Support Worker;
- As an Aboriginal Housing Corporation Coordinator;
- As a team Leader and labourer on Nambucca Shire Council; and
- As an outreach worker, with the North Coast Primary Health Network.
Terry is a much valued member of the Aborignal Health and Ageing Team at NeuRA and is based on the Mid North Coast of NSW and is employed as a Knowledge Translation Officer.