Eric was born in Sutherland in 1939 and grew up in the Sutherland Shire. He learnt of the work of ACAS at Kirinari hostels in 1968 and then became involved in ACAS. His first honorary role with the Society was as Branch Public Relations Officer and later he became General Secretary of ACAS after being asked to apply for the position. At this time the Society had five branches and managed 5 hostels. That position was changed to Administrator shortly afterwards. Eric was proud of the achievements of ACAS and their custodianship of Kirinari hostels.
He left the printing trade to help out in a difficult time for the houseparents and assisted by staying overnight to supervise the second wing of the Sylvania Kirinari hostel.
Eric is currently the administrator of the Kirinari Links Facebook page which connects past students of the Kirinari hostels.
Eric’s contribution to Kirinari and the Aboriginal Children’s Advancement Society has been immeasurable.