TLF ID M006687
This was a popular and enjoyable ball game of the Walbiri people of central Australia and was usually played in spring. A purlja (ball) was made of hair-string with the inside containing crumbled pith — the stems and leaves of small soft plants and shrubs. The game was played by males who had reached puberty. Two teams from different generation moieties played — these were the Wanta (light) team and the Munga (dark) team. The aim of this ball game is for one team to keep the purlja (ball) away from the other team by kicking or throwing it through the air from player to 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.