Kylie is one of the Aboriginal words for the hunting stick used in warfare and for hunting animals.12 Instead of following a curved flight path, it flies in a straight line from the thrower. They are typically much larger than boomerangs. It can travel very long distances, and due to its size and hook shape can cripple or kill an animal or human opponent. The word is perhaps an English corruption of a word meaning boomerang taken from one of the Western Desert languages, for example, the Warlpiri word karli.

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  1. ↑ Tony Butz, What is a Boomerang? Boomerang Association of Australia. Retrieved January 14, 2009.
  2. ↑ Culturequest article about Boomerangs. Culture Quest. Retrieved January 14, 2009.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Oblazowa Cave Finds. Retrieved January 14, 2009.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Paleolithic Throwing Object. Rediboom. Retrieved January 14, 2009. - Throwing experiments with the Paleolithic throwing object from the Oblazowa in the Polish Carpathians
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Boomerang History. Retrieved January 14, 2009.
  6. ↑ Battle Boomerangs. How Stuff Works. Retrieved January 14, 2009.
  7. ↑ Ted Bailey, Worlds Largest Boomerang. Retrieved January 14, 2009.
  8. ↑ Boomerang plans. Retrieved January 14, 2009.
  9. ↑ Boomerang works in space, says astronaut. Retrieved January 14, 2009.
  10. ↑ Does a Boomerang Work in Space? Universe Today. Retrieved January 14, 2009.
  11. ↑ Boomerangs in Space. Retrieved January 14, 2009.
  12. ↑ What is a boomerang and where does it come from? Retrieved January 14, 2009.


  • Jones, Philip. 2004. Boomerang: Behind an Australian Icon. Kent Town, AU: Wakefield Press. ISBN 1862543828.
  • Lloyd, John, and John Mitchinson. 2006. The Book of General Ignorance. London, UK: Faber and Faber. ISBN 9780571233687.
  • Mason, Bernard S. 1974. Boomerangs - How To Make And Throw Them. New York, NY: Dover Publications; London, UK: Constable. ISBN 9780486230283.

External links

All links retrieved June 17, 2016.

  • Unspinning the Boomerang - The Maths and Physics of a Boomerang.
  • Boomerang aerodynamics - an online dissertation.
  • What is a Boomerang? - Boomerang Association of Australia.
  • How to Throw Boomerangs - (A beginner's to advanced guide to throwing boomerangs.)