Wanting to meet the Queen – Merv Maynard: John Maynard

Professor John Maynard tells how his champion jockey father, Merv Maynard, missed out on meeting the Queen as a young man, though he did later in life. Also, how this story highlights changing times, with Merv’s father, Fred Maynard's Australian Aborigines Progressive Association writing to the king in protest only 30 years before.

Keywords: Childhood; working; change, attitudes