‘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.’
Set in the Kimberley region in north-west Australia, Jandamarra is the story of a young warrior born to lead. To the settlers, he was an outlaw to be hunted. The to Bunuba he was a courageous defender of his country.
Mark Greenwood’s text and Terry Denton’s illustrations combine to bring to life a story of conflict and divided loyalties, giving a unique insight into an extraordinary man and a tragic but important part of Australia’s history.
Jandamarra is a story for all Australians, providing a unique insight into a great man. A wonderful book for children, it’s more than a tale – it’s a powerful slice of history.
Jandamarra by Mark Greenwood and Terry Denton, A&U Children, is available now, RRP $29.99.