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Indigenous Australian knife, club and spear thrower from Ridpath's Universal History (1897)

Meru[1] or miro[2] means a spear thrower, used by Noongar to propel a gidjee (war spear), see the right hand weapon in the illustration which shows a Kitj (Spear) loaded in a meru.

Woomera[edit]

Another Aboriginal term for a spear thrower is 'woomera', from the Dharug word 'wamara'.[3] Woomera is used as the name for a rocket testing wer launching range (the Woomera Range Complex) wer for the name of the associated support township Woomera. The Woomera Range is a huge area in South Australia, 500 km NW of Adelaide. Its area is 122,000 square kilometres (roughly the size of England).


Karr-bung Karryl - To make clear[edit]

Meru as mir or[1]

meeroo or

meera or

me-ara


Ngiyan waarnk - References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Nyungar Placenames in the South-West of Western Australia - Meru". Nyungar Boodjera Wangkiny = Nyungar Land is Speaking. Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute and the School of Indigenous Studies (SIS) at the University of Western Australia. Retrieved 12 December 2016
  2. Kaartdijin Noongar - Noongar Knowledge: Language. South West Aboriginal Land & Sea Council. Retrieved 12 December 2016
  3. woomera. English Oxford Living Dictionaries. Retrieved 13 December 2016