Teacher guide Yulunga: Tur-dur-er-rin

TLF ID M006678

The lessons learned around the camp fire were often required for survival. Tur-dur-er-rin, war-rok-minder- neit, or work-ern-der-eit, was a wrestling game from Victoria in which the most skilful, or perhaps the strongest, proved to be the winner. The old men and women and the children acted as spectators and sat down around a smooth area of grass. After sitting down for a time one of the wrestlers stood up, grasped a handful of dust or ashes and threw it towards a wrestler in the opposite team as a challenge to wrestle. They then sat down. The wrestler who was challenged rose and threw dust towards the wrestler who made the challenge. When this was done all the men of both the groups rose and threw dust (or the ashes of the dead fires) into the air around them. This is a pushing-and-pulling contest where players attempt to put each other on the ground. 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 Wrestling
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
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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.