TLF ID M006594
The Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people had many water and diving games, which were often indulged in at any convenient creek, waterhole or at the beach. In various parts of Australia, contests in diving, floating, remaining beneath the water, and many other aquatic activities, were undertaken. They also used recognisable swimming strokes, such as single overarm sidestroke, which was first observed in a lagoon at Bondi in the Sydney area in the 1800s and developed into an international stroke that was popular up to and including the 1896 Olympic Games. This activity is related to swimming single overarm sidestroke. 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.