TLF ID M006589
In many areas of Australia people played skills practice games, where they threw objects at each other. These included sticks, mud and stones of various sizes. A spear-dodging game called tambil tambil (refers to the blunt spears used) was played by the Jagara (Jagera) people of the Brisbane area, as part of sham fights and mock war. These sham fights taught the boys how to manage when it was required as they grew into manhood. In parts of Australia the girls were taught to fight and use the digging stick (called kalgur in one area) so they could protect themselves later on in life. This is a throwing-and-dodging game. The Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games resource was developed to provide all Australians with a greater understanding and appreciation of Indigenous culture by celebrating the games that Indigenous Australians have been playing across the country for hundreds of years.