Ruby Hunter Biography


    Born: 31st October, 1955
    Died: 17th February, 2010

    Australian singer and songwriter. She was a member of the Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal nationality, and often performed with her partner, , whom she met at the age of 16, while both were homeless teenagers. She received two ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Award nominations in 2000.

    Hunter won Deadlys (an annual celebration of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievement in music, sport, entertainment and community) in 2000 for Female Artist of the Year, 2003 for Outstanding Contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music and 2004 for Excellence in Film & Theatrical Score. With Archie Roach and Paul Grabowsky she wrote and performed the concert "Ruby's Story", which tells her life story through song and spoken word.