Merle Jackomos OAM 

A woman who strove to make a difference.

Born 1929

Merle Jackomos is an Elder of the Yorta Yorta nation with a strong sense of social justice. She has helped improve lives right around Victoria and Australia.

Merle's kindness, combined with her desire to see real improvements in the lives of others, means she has remained a proactive campaigner for change throughout most of her life. She is a woman who set out to make a difference and in the end that is exactly what she has done.