Author(s): Boori Monty Pryor; Meme McDonald
From the Aboriginal fringe camps of his birth to the catwalk, basketball court, DJ console and more--this is a new anniversary edition of Boori Monty Pryor's life, his pain, his joy, and his hopes, and is as powerful now as it was when it was first published in 1998. Boori Monty Pryor's career path has taken him from the Aboriginal fringe camps of his birth to the catwalk, the basketball court, the DJ console, and now to performance and story-telling around the country. With writer and photographer Meme McDonald, Boori leads you along the paths he has traveled, pausing to meet his family and friends, while sharing the story of his life, his pain, and his hopes, with humor and compassion.
Shortlisted for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Eve Pownall Award for Information Books 1999.
Boori Monty Pryor is an indigenous Australian born in Townsville, North Queensland in 1950. His father is from the Birri-gubba Nation of the Bowen region and his mother's tribal group from Yarrabah, near Cairns, is the Kunggandji. Boori travels extensively as a performer and public speaker for school students and adult groups throughout Australia and overseas Boori has worked in numerous industries including education, film, television, modelling, sport and music. He has played in two World Masters Games in Basketball competition, winning a Silver Medal for Australia in 1994. In 1990 he was awarded the National Aboriginal and Islander Observance Day Committee Award for "outstanding contribution to the promotion of indigenous culture".