on Centra at
Schools of Isolated and Distance Education
14 November 2012
Years K– 4 10.30am—11.30am
Years 5—10 1pm—2pm
Boori Monty Pryor was born in North Queensland. His father is from the Birrigubba of the Bowen region and his mother from Yarrabah (near Cairns), a descendant of the Kungganji and Kukui-mudji. Boori has worked in film, television, modelling, sport, music and theatre-in-education.
He has written several award-winning books with Meme McDonald including Maybe Tomorrow, My Girragundji, The Binna Binna Man and Njunjul the Sun. His picture book collaboration with Jan Ormerod, Shake a Leg, won the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Children’s Fiction in 2011.
Boori’s stories are about finding strength within to deal with the challenges without, and his skill is to create positive visions of the future for both Indigenous and all Australians.
Boori tells stories; funny stories about his own life, and sad stories about his people. He is a wonderful speaker.
He is the inaugural Australian Children’s Laureate in Australia, a position he holds jointly with Alison Lester.