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Banjo Worrumarra Banjo Worrumarra i(A21781 works by) (a.k.a. Banjo Wirrunmarra; Banjo Woorunmurra)
Born: Established: 1915 Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal Bunaba ; Aboriginal
(Storyteller) assertion
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BiographyHistory

Banjo Worrumarra came from Ngalarra country in the northwestern part of Bunuba territory near Winjana Gorge. He worked as a stockman at Fairfield and cattle stations throughout the area, and was commonly known as the senior custodian of Bunuba traditions including the Jandamarra story. Worrumarra shared the Jandamarra story with Howard Pedersen, who later published it as Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance (1995). In 1979, Banjo Worrumarra was the Chairman of the Pandanus Park Community Inc.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance Broome : Magabala Books , 1995 Z1367773 1995 single work biography 'The thrilling story of the great warrior, Jandamarra, who turned from police assistant to resistance fighter, leading his people against the white forces invading their land.' Source: www.magabala.com/ (Sighted 13/05/2011).
2012 shortlisted The National Year of Reading 2012 Our Story Collection Western Australia
1996 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards
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