Boomerang Information Book
Author: Ian King
First published: 2001 Reprinted: 2013
Format: Booklet 30 pages
Most of us tend to associate Australia with the one type of boomerang – the returning variety. It is generally accepted that the returning type was a later addition to boomerangs.
Origins of the throwing stick are known in Egypt and parts of South America, but it was the Australian Aborigine who created a wide variety of boomerangs that had different applications, thus providing the greatest diversity.
The earliest known evidence has been found at Wyrie Swamp in South Australia dating back to c.10,000 years. This has been scientifically proven by radiocarbon dating. As you read through this book you will begin to appreciate that the boomerang is more than just a toy.
The word boomerang is believed to derive from the Aboriginal word ‘BOOMORI’, although there are different Aboriginal words for the boomerang, this one was eventually anglicized to the boomerang.
The contents of this book are designed to provide the reader with a general overview of the different types of Boomerangs and their relevant uses.