Born in 1919 in Armidale, Mervyn Pryer grew up in Binnaway. He went to Binnaway Primary and Dubbo High. Dux in the trial Leaving Certificate, Mervyn went to Armidale Teachers' College in 1937-38 and began a 41-year career teaching in NSW small schools.
Have you ever wondered about the Life of your favourite teacher?
What did he really think? What inspired him? Who was he really?
Mervyn Pryer began teaching in 1939 at age 19. He taught in NSW Small Schools for 41 years.
Of all the small schools in which he taught, only one remains today. It is of an era passed about which he writes.