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The Bunuba led by Jandamarra is a custom civilization by Senshi, with contributions from TopHatPaladin, Arilasqueto, DarthKyofu, and Zharques.

This mod requires Brave New World.


The Bunuba[]

The Bunuba, also known as the Bunaba, Punapa, or Punuba, are a group of Indigenous Australians and are one of the traditional owners of the southern West Kimberley, in Western Australia. Many now live in and around the town of Fitzroy Crossing. They speak the Bunuba language, which is one of only two members of the Bunuban language family, and was one of at least 44 languages that were spoken in the Kimberley.


Jandamarra, known also as Tjandamurra, or by his name given by European settlers, Pidgeon, was an Aboriginal Australian man of the Bunuba people who led one of many organised armed insurrections against the European colonisation of Australia. Initially utilised as a tracker for the police, he became a fugitive when he was forced to capture his own people. He led a three-year campaign against police and European settlers. He was renowned for his hit-and-run tactics and his abilities to hide and disappear. Jandamarra was eventually killed by another tracker at Tunnel Creek on 1 April 1897. His body was buried by his family at the Napier Range, where it was placed inside a boab tree.

Dawn of Man[]

"Greetings, oh bold Jandamarra, hero of the Bunuba! Your people are a proud and reslient one, custodians of the land around what is now known as Fitzroy Crossing for tens of thousands of years. Though you had earned a position of privilege within the British colonial system, you sacrificed it all to fulfil your obligations to your people. Spurred on by settlers encroaching on your traditional lands and authorities committing atrocities against your people, you rose up in rebellion to colonial rule! For three years you waged effective guerrilla war in your traditional lands, attacking and escaping British forces so successfully you gained a reputation as an almost supernatural being. Unfortunately your rebellion was tragically cut short by your death at the hands of an enlisted Aboriginal tracker, but the legacy of your resistance will forever remain!


Art by Arilasqueto

Brave Jandamarra, the Bunuba once more call upon your obligations to your people! They need a heroic figure to lead them into this hostile new world. Will you once again stand up in protection of your people and your lands? Will you build a civilization to stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "Halt! I am Jandamarra, protector of the Bunuba people! Who are you to trespass in our lands?"

Defeat: "Agh! I may fall here, but the spirit of my people lives on, and you cannot defeat a spirit!"

Unique Attributes[]

The Bunuba (Jandamarra)

Art by Arilasqueto

Windjana Resistance

Units earn Experience and provide FaithIcon Faith for each adjacent enemy Unit. Expending Religious units damages all rival Combat Units and Cities within two tiles, while healing your own.


Art by Arilasqueto

Jilamana (Rifleman)
  • -12% Strength Combat Strength (30 vs 34).
  • Begins with Scouting I and Survivalism I.
  • May move after attacking.
  • Movement replenished whenever an adjacent enemy Unit is defeated.

Art by Arilasqueto

Jalgangurru (Great Prophet)
  • Enemy units within two tiles are Frightened (-10% Combat Strength) and receive no Combat Bonus from Flanking.
  • Units may freely Airdrop between your Capital Capital and Cities with a stationed Jalgangurru.
City List
  1. Junjuwa
  2. Darlngunaya
  3. Bandilngan
  4. Dimalurru
  5. Yaranggi
  6. Baraa
  7. Jijidu
  8. Yuwa
  9. Miluwindi
  10. Mindi Rardi
  11. Gurang.ngadja
  12. Dawadiya
  13. Danggu
  14. Biridu
  15. Balili
  16. Kurnangki
  17. Bungardi
  18. Galamunda
  19. Malarabah
  20. Yirimalay
  21. Buruwa
  22. Jimbalakudunj
Spy List
  • Yilimarra
  • Ilaji
  • Jini
  • Dibinarra
  • Marralam
  • Wiyala
  • Darrudi
  • Wangamarra
  • Mayanni
  • Yilimbirri



Peace Theme War Theme
Dreamtime in the Meantime by Mark Atkins Crossings by Alan Dargin, David Atkins, Tim Marceau, and Michael Atherton

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop Downloader
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 31 December 2021


  • Senshi: Code, Art (Map), Text, usual stuff y'know
  • TopHatPaladin: Lua
  • Arilasqueto: Art (Leaderscene, Leader Icon, Unit Icons)
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Civ Icon & Alpha, Misc.)
  • Zharques: Pedias
  • zwei833: Unit Models
  • JTitan: Unit Models
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