indigenous cultures developed hunting and weapon tools which look like
boomerangs. Called hunting sticks or kylies, they were heavier and bigger
than boomerangs and not as flexible. They have been found in ancient Egypt,
Eastern Europe and Australia. However, the curved throwing sticks were
mainly used by the aborigines of Australia for hunting and warfare. Boomerangs
as we know them today, were invented for sport, the returning boomerang.
The name boomerang comes from the Turuwal tribe of New South Wales.
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Boomerang Types There are two types of boomerang,
returning and non-returning. The returning boomerang was invented by Australian
Aborigines thousands of years ago. Boomerangs have been found and carbon
dating has proven that they are over 10,000 years old.
is a Boomerang? There are several myths and misconceptions
about the origin of the word boomerang that needs dispelling. The boomerang
is a curved, flat implement that is thrown as a weapon or for sport.