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Title Jandamarra's war [electronic resource] / directed by Mitch Torres.

Published Perth, Western Australia : Electric Pictures, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (56 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 3
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed December 5, 2014).
Summary In Jandamarra's War we learn how in the 1890's European settlers arrive in the Kimberley, North West Australia, with vast herds of sheep and cattle, determined to make their fortune by feeding a rapidly growing population in the South. But the settlers soon discover they are amongst indigenous tribes, ready to fight the red-faced invaders who are occupying their land.This is the story of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal warrior, a Bunuba man, who led one of the most effective rebellions in the history of indigenous peoples' resistance to European colonization. Following banishment from Bunuba society for breaking kinship rules, Jandamarra's attempts to assimilate into settler culture fail – he cannot accept the cruel and barbarous treatment of his people. Over 3 years he gains notoriety as a powerful yet illusive outlaw as he embarks on a guerilla war against vengeful pastoralists who are determined to punish and defeat the local tribes. In retribution for his actions Jandamarra is hunted down and finally killed at Tunnel Creek. His legend earns him both the admiration of his own people, and international notoriety.
Other formats Previously released as DVD.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 3). Available via World Wide Web.
Language notes In English.
Other author Torres, Mitch. Director.
Subject Sandamara, -1897.
Bunuba (Australian people) -- History.
Bunuba (Australian people) -- Government relations.
Bunuba (Australian people) -- Treatment of.
Insurgency -- Western Australia -- Kimberley.
Outlaws -- Western Australia -- Kimberley -- Biography.
Racism -- Western Australia -- Kimberley.
Kimberley (W.A.) -- History.
Kimberley (W.A.) -- Race relations -- History.
Documentary films.