Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance

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Magabala Books, 2000 - Social Science - 218 pages
The scene is the magnificent Kimberley, late 19th century and the last stage of Australia's invasion is about to be played out, in the lands of the Bunuba. A tiny outpost of colonial administration is planted on the desolate mudflats of King Sound, at Derby. Leases are marked on a map covering huge areas. Vast herds of cattle and sheep spread out. Amidst the chaos and turmoil that ensues, extraordinary and sometimes contradictory relationships grow. An indomitable human spirit and the power of country reaches beyond the searing past for the triumph of a reconciled future.

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A powerful collaboration between a non-Indigenous historian and the Indigenous custodian of the Jandamarra story. Banjo Woorunmurra was the repository of much of his people’s history. Howard Pedersen was a university student when he sourced material for his thesis on Jandamarra and has since worked with several Aboriginal organisations and government departments.

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