Tjangamarra (Jandamarra)

Tjangamarra (Jandamarra) (1870?-1897) was a Bunuba man in Western Australia who became a noted stockman and police tracker. In 1894 he began a military defence of his country against encroaching pastoralists. Envisaging an Aboriginal uprising transcending tribal boundaries, he led ambushes and raids, and fought a major battle at Windjina Gorge on 16 November. He was shot dead in 1897. Courtesy Australian Dictionary of Biography

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1 April 1897

Jandamarra — resistance fighter

Jandamarra, a resistance fighter in the Kimberley region of north-western Australia, is shot together with 19 Indigenous former prisoners whom he had freed and who had fought with him.

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