Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance

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Bookland Press, Nov 15, 2013 - Bunuba (Australian people) - 228 pages
This is the thrilling true story of the great Aboriginal resistance fighter, Jandamarra - a legend, forever etched into the history of the Australian landscape. Set in the magnificent Kimberley outback during the late nineteenth century when the last stage of Australian invasion is about to be played out in the lands of the Bunuba people. Amid the ensuing chaos and turmoil, extraordinary and sometimes contradictory relationships are forged, which will reach long into the future. Jandamarra died on his own soil defending his country. He is a true Australian hero. This book is the winner of 1996 Western Australian Premier Book Award and was shortlisted for New South Wales Premier Literary Awards in 1996.

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Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance" is a powerful collaboration between a non-indigenous historian, Howard Petersen, and the Aboriginal custodians of the Jandamarra story. Banjo Woorunmurra was the repository of the history and stories of his people. Howard Petersen was a university student when he first sourced material for his theses on Jandamarra. He has since worked with a range of Aboriginal organizations and government departments.

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