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Jandamarra

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He emerged from the cave of bats with the name given to him by his people. He was Jandamarra - a man of power who could appear and disappear like a ghost.

The epic and tragic story of Jandamarra, Indigenous hero of the Kimberley. A story for all Australians, providing a unique insight into an extraordinary man and a powerful slice of history.

Set in the Kimberley region in north-west Australia, this is the story of a young warrior born to lead. To the settlers, he was an outlaw to be hunted. To the Bunuba, he was a courageous defender of his country.

Mark Greenwood's text and Terry Denton's watercolour illustrations bring to life this story of conflict and divided loyalties - giving a unique insight into an extraordinary man and a tragic but important part of Australia's frontier history. Read by Trevor Jamieson

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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