Early Childhood Australia National Conference 2016

Leonie Norrington

Panel Speaker

Leonie Norrington

Panel Speaker
She writes in a mix of English, Kriol and Indigenous language and her stories are a beautifully conceived reflection of life in far north Australia.

Biography

Leonie Norrington grew up in southern Arnhemland in a mixed cultural environment. I am interested in the places where cultures and languages meet,’ she says, ‘especially how people use language and story to bridge cultural differences or to make statements about their separateness. She writes in a mix of English, Kriol and Indigenous language and her stories are a beautifully conceived reflection of life in far north Australia.