• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE1253

Pryor, Jenny

(1958 – )
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 1 January, 1958, Queensland Australia
  • Occupation Administrator, Child welfare worker


Jenny Pryor is a Bindal clan member of the Birri Gubba nation and Kaanju people. She has been a Commissioner with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission for North Queensland, holding the portfolio of infrastructure, housing, land and natural resources. For eight years she held the position of Administrator of the Northern Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Child Care Agency in Townsville, and has been associated with the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) since its inception in the early 1980s.

Pryor retains strong ties with the Palm Island community where her mother was born.

Published resources

  • Resource
  • Book
    • The Black Grapevine: Aboriginal Activism and the Stolen Generations, Briskman, Linda, 2003
  • Journal Article
    • The past and future of land rights and Native Title, Pryor, Jenny, 2002

Related entries

  • Related Concepts
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women