TLF ID M006641
A small number of ‘marble’ type games (either traditional or introduced) were played in various parts of Australia. Gugada boys, living near Tarcoola in South Australia, used wooden marbles. The marbles placed in the ring were called kooka (meat) and the shooting marble was called kodji (spear). In the 1940s on Mer Island, a marble game was played in a circle. A ring was traced in the sand and cowrie shells were laid out in it. The players in turn thumb-flicked other small cowrie shells at these. The marble game outlined below was observed being played by two young men at Santa Teresa in South Australia in 1974. It includes a cooperative element of play common to many Aboriginal games and activities. A marble game in which players attempt to hit marbles out of a small circle of another player. 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.