Teacher guide Yulunga: thepan

TLF ID M006639

Large, heavy wooden swords were used by males in the rainforest areas of north Queensland, around Tully and neighbouring areas. These swords would be straight or slightly curved in shape. Swordplay was a popular ceremonial and recreational activity, and two contestants with a wooden sword and shield would compete. Each would give and take blow after blow in strict rules of battle. After attempting to hit his opponent, the contestant would await his opponent’s stroke, fending it off with his shield. Finally, one would surrender. Sometimes one competitor would be slow with his shield and would receive a heavy blow on the head. Players use foam ‘swords’ to attempt to hit each other on the body. 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.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource combines curriculum principles and cultural traditions in sport-related activities for people of all ages. While ensuring the integrity of the traditional games it provides opportunities for traditional Indigenous games to become part of the school curriculum by acknowledging and incorporating the practices of Indigenous people from different areas across the country.
  • The resource acknowledges and uses traditional language names throughout.
Year level

4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Topics Games Fencing
Learning area
  • Health and physical education

Other details

Contributors
  • Author
  • Name: Australian Sports Commission
  • Organization: Australian Sports Commission
  • Description: Author
  • Contributor
  • Name: Australian Sports Commission
  • Organization: Australian Sports Commission
  • Description: Author
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.ausport.gov.au/
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Sports Commission
  • Organization: Australian Sports Commission
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.ausport.gov.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Online
Rights
  • © ASC 2016. Unless otherwise noted, this material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 AU) licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/au/. This licence does not provide for the commercial or derivative use of ASC copyright material. The ASC should be attributed as Australian Sports Commission — http://www.ausport.gov.au.