Ngulu Marga Yulga Uriny - Games Trail

Outside (Ngulu) Games (Marga) Path (Yulga) Come Join (Uriny)

in goo loo -mahr ga - yul gah - are inee  (pronunciation)

Explore the Ngulu Marga Yulga Uriny Games Trail to find out about traditional games that were played by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in many different parts of Australia.

Most of these games were played to help children learn skills they needed later in adult life for hunting and fighting. The words ngulu marga yulga uriny come from the local Wulgurukaba language of Townsville, meaning "outside games path, come join" .

These eight games were used as learning tools for Indigenous children to develop their skills for later in life. Try out the games with your family and friends and have fun.

Acknowledgments

All traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander games have been sourced from Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games (Australian Sports Commission, 2009) and used with the permission of the Australian Sports Commission.

The Australian Sport Commission and the Queensland Government acknowledges Ken Edwards for the extensive and thorough research undertaken to collate the Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games.

To create this resource, Ken Edwards with the assistance of Troy Meston reviewed almost every available account of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander games from all parts of Australia.

The Australian Sports Commission recognises the traditional owners of the games and activities that formed the basis of this resource. This resource is dedicated to all Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.