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Righting wrongs


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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Kimberley region

The Kimberley in Western Australia suffered some of the most violent frontier conflict in the 19th century. The Bunuba leader Jandamarra led resistance against the colonists. Craven Harry Ord, the British police inspector who was ordered to kill Jandamarra, collected a number of objects from this region which he later sent to the British Museum. June Oscar, a Bunuba Elder from Western Australia, talks about what these objects mean to Bunuba people as well as to Ord’s descendants.