Did you know Jandamarra's story is kept alive in songs, dances, books and plays? He is now recognised by many as an Aboriginal hero.
War of resistance
Jandamarra's story is of great significance to the people of the Kimberley. Jandamarra was a Bunuba man born in 1873. He worked as a police tracker before he began a war of resistance against the white settlers who had invaded his people’s lands.
Jandamarra earned a reputation for superhuman powers after avoiding capture by the police for more than two years. Eventually he was tracked and shot dead on 1 April 1897.
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