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Author/Illustrator: Mark Greenwood and Terry Denton

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Suitable: Year 4 to Year 12

“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, Jandamarra is the story of a young warrior born to lead. To the settlers he was an outlaw to be hunted, to the Bunuba people 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.

Links to the Western Australian Curriculum:

English: Literature Strand: Responding to literature and Examining literature.  Literacy Strand: Interpreting, analysing, evaluating. Language Strand: Text structure and organisation and Expressing and developing ideas

Humanities and Social Sciences: History

Cross Curriculum Priority: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures.

General Capabilities: Literacy, Intercultural Understanding and Ethical Understanding.

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