From the technical division at Muru Mittigar, we introduce Wayne Williams, a proud Dharug man with heritage from his mother’s side. Carrying on the legacy, each day he finds himself discovering more and more about his Aboriginal roots. Wayne is extremely fortunate to be employed on Dharug Country.
Upon commencement earlier this year, Wayne’s key responsibilities as technical manager are involving over-seeing bush regeneration team and ensuring quality across contracting and consulting services to Government and business, in Land Management.
Circa 1960, coming from a background of a Ward of the State, Wayne was placed into care at Royleston Glebe at just age 6. From here, relocating to Southern Highlands Mittagong, where he pursued and found himself residing in one of many homes of 24 residents in his cottage until the age of 17. Attending Mittagong Public School in third class and then Bowral High School in 1976 where he decided to finish at Year 10 and relocate to Sydney until discharged from care at age 18. Wayne then returned back to his original town of Southern Highlands.
Wayne was educated across Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management at TAFE NSW, as well completing a Certificate III in Indigenous Land Management.
From here, the opportunity fell into his hands while NPWS were seeking an Aboriginal Trainee Ranger, opening the doors to employment and university studies, Wayne went on to complete a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Parks, Recreation and Heritage, from Charles Sturt University, Albury Campus. Upon holding many employment titles, Wayne found himself at the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), working in four main locations during his time of 22 years – Royal National Park, Picton, Oakdale and Fitzroy Falls.
Wayne still resides at Bowral Southern Highlands [Gundungurra Lands], together with his wife and three children [17, 18 & 33 years]. Without the endless amount of support and encouragement from his wife, Waynes’ studies would have been very challenging. He is very privilege to have such a strong support around him and together at Muru Mittigar.
“I enjoy family time, visiting coastal areas, photography, movies, and simply chilling!” – Wayne Williams
For enquiries, please contact Wayne Williams
P: 0437 210 844