Date of Birth: 
01.07.50
Language: 
Gooniyandi
Country: 
Imanara

Mervyn Street is a Gooniyandi man. Gooniyandi is one of the two river groups from the country around Fitzroy Crossing. He was born at Louisa Downs Station. Mervyn speaks fluent Gooniyandi as well as English.
 
Mervyn is an accomplished author, illustrator, carver and painter. He has authored a book entitled ‘Know Your Granny’ about his country and his language. He has also co-produced the book entitled ‘At The River’. Mervyn has used his artwork extensively in the Yiyili School where he teaches his traditional language.
 
Mervyn is an important person for art and culture in Yiyili and Pull Out Springs communities and is a former Chairman of Mangkaja Arts. Mervyn lives with his wife June Davis at Pull Out Springs, his own community which is 190 km from Fitzroy Crossing.
 
Links
http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2011/04/06/3184025.htm

Awards: 
Landscapes of Lambardi country
Marrara river
Aboriginal station workers building Louisa Downs Homestead (first homestead ever built)
Cattle stock routes between Broome and Wyndam and the Canning Stock Route
Mustering and droving days in the 1940s and 1950s
The first cattle trucks moving cattle from Fitzroy Crossing to Broome in the late 1950s
Campfire stories - old people sitting around the fire telling stories about the old days
Plants and animals
Changing seasons
Gallery: 
6/11, ‘Droving’, 60x120cm, Acrylic on canvas
7/11, ‘Mustering Day’s, 60x120cm, Acrylic on canvas
175/11, ‘Gamba Wardbirra Waraggoo’, 60x60cm, Acrylic on canvas
356/09, 'Droving Days', 60x90 cm, Acrylic on canvas
364/10, ‘Kimberley Drover’s, 90x180cm Acrylic on canvas
492/08, Story about the old Days ,90x120 cm, Acrylic on canvas
682/09, 'Nyalingi', 56x76 cm,Acrylic on paper
1209/08, ' Droving Days ',60x120 cm, Acrylic on canvas
1258/08, 'Two Cultures Meet, 30x60 cm, Acrylic on canvas