The Birding | Head On Photo Festival

The Birding

Photographer's Name: 
Matthew Newton

“My name is Nathan Maynard, my father is Darrell Maynard and my grandparents were Benjamin Tasman Maynard and Stella Mansell, who were born on Cape Barron and Flinders islands, Tasmania. 

My family belong to a community that are known as the mutton bird people.  A people who harvest the mutton bird which nests in the Bass Strait islands -  a cultural practice known as ‘the birding’. 

I come from a proud community, a proud family, a proud birding family who have harvested mutton birds every year since the beginning of time. This is my son Clay”