The Jandamarra enhanced ebook brings together Steve Hawke’s groundbreaking play, a work integral to understanding Australian history and the conflicts that have shaped our national identity, with a substantial amount of multimedia content, sociocultural analysis and extensive teachers' notes. The result is a curated experience of the play as a whole: on stage, behind the scenes and in production.
Jandamarra: the play
Jandamarra is a legend of the Bunuba people. He led one of the longest and most successful campaigns to defend Aboriginal country in Australian history before being gunned down while still in his twenties. Following Jandamarra’s journey into manhood, his attempts to escape his family and culture, and his subsequent return to the Bunuba people where he became their leader, Jandamarra seamlessly combines traditional storytelling, dance and song in a culturally illuminating, emotionally stirring and linguistically captivating reimagining of his story.
The Jandamarra enhanced ebook features:
- The full play script
- The Windjana Gorge performance of Jandamarra in 2011 - 28 images and videos of 10 key scenes chart Jandamarra's journey
- Steve Hawke (playwright) and Phil Thomson, director of the Windjana Gorge performance, discuss the development of the play with journalist Vickie Laurie