Australians incensed by British boomerang claim

  1. how dare they!!!

    last update: tuesday, may 11, 2004. 8:31am (aest)

    australians incensed by british boomerang claim

    a british children's author is claiming the boomerang, an iconic symbol of australian heritage, was in fact invented in britain.

    terry deary says he was out jogging in the ilkley moors near west yorkshire, when he passed the famous swastika stone, an ancient carving on a rock which looks like a curvy swastika.

    experts say the bronze-age image, dating from around 3,000 to 4,000 bc, is a sun or fire worship symbol.

    but mr deary is going all out by suggesting that it is, in fact, a depiction of a quadrangular boomerang.

    however, a member of britain's australian community described the claim as absolute rubbish.

    "next the british will be claiming they invented fosters beer," he said.

    --afp

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1105469.htm
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  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    Next the Didjeridoo will be attributed to Europe!

    http://www.timelessproductions.com/didjeridoo/tutorial/

    There is a man who attends parties at our local science fiction convention amd attends room parties with his Didjeridoo
    Once a roomful of half drunk costumed fans sang "George of the Jungle" until the "Didjeridoo Man" ran out of breath. He has mastered circular breathing.

    http://www.loscon.org/loscon/31/
  4. by   gwenith
    You should see one of the Aboriginal masters performing with it - nearly every bird call in the Australian bush as well as songs. Superb!!

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