A Kimberley story that speaks to everyone
" I can’t help dreaming about taking Jandamarra to the Kimberley, taking him home. Especially, I dream about putting on this play at Bandilngan – Windjana Gorge. Jandamarra himself will be there with us. The country will celebrate with us, and will swell up to embrace us, to give its power to this show. " June Oscar, Bunuba Films company director.
Publishers of Jandamarra & the Bunuba Resistance
Magabala Books is Australia’s oldest independent Indigenous publishing house based in Broome, Western Australia. With the aim to restore, preserve and promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, Magabala produces quality books across a range of genres—social history, fiction, biography, fiction, children’s literature and poetry.
Language is vital to the culture of Aboriginal people in the Kimberley. If language is lost then knowledge is lost – knowledge of law, songs, dances and the land. If young people don’t speak their languages, they will lose the knowledge of the old people. Our languages need to be recorded and renewed for the next generation – they must be kept going.
The KLRC is an incorporated Aboriginal organisation supporting the diverse language groups of the Kimberley. The Head Office is in Halls Creek. The organisation supports Early Years Learning, Language in the Curriculum, the development of Communication Strategies and the development of Language Resources.
KLRC Bunuba publications include:
Thangani Bunuba: Bunuba Stories, 1998
Bunuba Yarrangi Thangani: An interactive program for teaching an Indigenous language, (CD), 2000
Contact KLRC at:
PMB 11, Halls Creek, Western Australia, 6770
Tel: (08) 9168 6005 Fax: (08) 9168 6023
Marra Worra Worra is the oldest and largest Aboriginal Resource Agency in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Its primary aim is to provide support services to existing and emerging groups in the Fitzroy River Valley, and to assist them to develop as strong, autonomous communities and organisations. Based in the p redominantly Aboriginal town of Fitzroy Crossing, its area of operations extends from Jimbalakadunj community,120 kilometres to the west, to Yiyili community, 170 kilometres to the east.
Western Australia’s flagship theatre company Bunuba Films’ production partner for the 2008 premiere season of Jandamarra at the 2008 Perth International Arts Festival.