Tracker 'Larry' medal and photograph

Image; award
Valued skills

Larry Kunamarra, a Bunuba man, once ran with Jandamarra and his gang through the Napier and Wunaanim-Miliwudi Ranges. After finally being shot and captured, Larry, like Jandamarra, became a valued police tracker. However, unlike Jandamarra, Larry did not remain an outlaw, but continued to work with the police until his retirement and became renowned as the best tracker in the Kimberley. In 1953, after 50 years of service, he was awarded this Coronation Medal in appreciation of his skills and dedication.

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