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Indigenous games and activities have a rich history as they have been passed down through generation by Indigenous Australians. Some games were also recorded by explorers, government officials, settlers, scientists and missionaries in the nineteenth century.

Yulunga Traditional Indigenous Games is a selection of games and activities from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies all around Australia. It provides an opportunity to learn about, appreciate and experience aspects of Indigenous culture. This resource is ideal for teaching the cross curriculum priority ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures’.

The games and activities in Yulunga Traditional Indigenous Games are:
– Played in their traditional forms with modern equipment
– Modified for safety, ease of use or to cater for all ages and abilities
– Reconstructed from incomplete accounts


Health and Physical Education

Year Level

Foundation/Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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