Leaving our limping caravan at Windjana Gorge, we headed down to Tunnel Creek for a day trip. Like at Windjana Gorge, a river has carved its way through the ancient limestone reef, but this time mostly underground. Apart from the interesting natural spectacle this provides, it was also the site of the hideout of Jandamarra – an aboriginal freedom fighter who lead a series of non-violent and violent resistance actions against European settlement.
Jandamarra and the Bunuba resistance.
Jandamarra is probably the most famous of the Aboriginal Freedom fighters. He is important because many people have said that Aboriginal people never fought for their land. He is a good example that this was simply not true. From 1885, for 10yrs he led the Bunuba people in preventing colonisation by white people occupying their hill country. This ended with his death.