Yiri (Aborigine throwing game)

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Description

A traditional Aborigine aiming or accuracy game.

Resources

Balls and beanbags.

Instructions

A traditional aiming or accuracy game. The general idea is to aim a spear at a moving target which could be pieces of wood or bark placed in running water. In modern versions competitors throw tennis balls at a moving tyre. The game was recorded being played by the boys at Ulladulla in New South Wales.

For Beavers, we used a large foam ball as the moving target and threw beanbags.

Read more: http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/sport/traditional-aboriginal-games-activities#ixzz2r9dnCkDE

Tags

  • aboriginal
  • aborigine
  • australia
  • Australia Day
  • ball game

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  • Fitness - New Sport
  • Friendship - Foreign Life
  • Global - Tradition