Jandamarra by Mark Greenwood and Terry Denton

JandamarraMark Greenwood & Terry Denton (ill.)

Allen & Unwin (2013)

ISBN: 9781742375700

Reviewed by Peta Harrison 

Jandamarra is one name that many of us are familiar with in connection with WA history. Many of us probably associate the name with an Aborigine who betrayed the trust of his fellow tribes. This informational picture books traces the events and people who influenced the decisions made by Jandamarra. The text is simple to understand but thorough, complemented by Denton’s art.

I think the creators have done a creditable job of communicating the facts in a non-judgemental way. Definitely a plus to have in the collection in relation to the Australian Curriculum. There is an acknowledgement of the Bunuba people’s custodianship of the story.

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