Banjo Woorunmurra

Banjo Woorunmurra

Born in 1915 at Fairfield Station in the Kimberley region of WA, Banjo Woorunmurra was the senior custodian of the Jandamarra story and a living repository of much of his people's history. Retiring from his working life as stockman, he became the Chairman of the Pandanus Park Community in 1979. Banjo told stories with a sense of poetry that connected the past with the living present, challenging the foundations of our understanding of Australian history.