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Old January 17th, 2017, 05:05 AM   #1

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Aboriginal Australian Warfare


This thread is dedicated to warfare in Aboriginal Australian society.

This first photo is showing a "Nulla Nulla" or "Waddy" was a war club used in combat between various tribes or punishments on their own who broke tribal law. Click the image to open in full size.


Next weapon is a simple spear, but Aboriginal Australians designed a device the "Woomera" to launch spears further and with more force, ultimately delivering a serve blow on and animal or rivals tribes.
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Aboriginal man welding a Woomera with spear.


Next weapon is a Boomerang.

Boomerang is a hunting device but can also be used in battles to break the enemies legs. It is confirmed the Boomerang is up to 50,000 years old. It was more common in hunting then in warfare but there is accounts from British soldiers operating in Botany bay that the local warriors would hurl them towards the legs of the soldiers.

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Hunting Boomerang.


Aboriginal Shields used often in Battles against rival tribes. Shields were hollowed out do reduce shock from constant bashing of war clubs.

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Interesting, I wonder if the woomera was developed separately from the European spear thrower and if they both evolved separately from the South American atlatl?
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Australian Aborigines may have colonised the Amazon | Daily Mail Online

I just found that article, could be where the Woomera originated from?

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The spear thrower developed independantly in many places. The woomera and atlatl are not related.

It would be a good idea not to get your scientific information from the Daily Mail. The DNA shows that both peoples shared a common ancestor, not that they are the same people.

In any case the earliest people in South America were the same as those in Australia and the Pacific at the time (c. 50,000 years ago). The people in South America were subsequently wiped out by invaders from Asia while the Melanesians and Aborigines continued to evolve separately. It makes sense that there would be some interbreeding between the original American people and the Asian invaders and this is the shared DNA reported in the study..

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It was a just a suggestion.


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