Biwathin Games Trail
  • Last updated:
  • 31 Aug 2021

Located in Muller Park Bli Bli, the Biwathin Games Trail is based on traditional games played by indigenous children in many parts of Australia. The trail was installed in the park as part of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Buroinjin[128KB] is a running and passing ball game with two teams of six to eight players.

The aim is for a player of one team to run as far as possible with the ball and cross over a line at the other end of the field. He or she attempts to do this without being touched by an opponent.

Watch this video to see how to play Buroinjin

Millim baeyeetch[111KB] is a keep-away ball game for two teams of six to 12 (or more) players.

Players attempt to keep possession by kicking the ball to other members of their team.

Arrkene irreme[104KB] is a hitting and fielding game for two or more people in which the batter attempts to hit a ball as far as possible.

Watch this video to see how to play Arrkene Irreme

Gitja[93KB] is a chasing-and-catching (tag) game for a group of 10–14 or more players.

Watch this video to see how to play Gitja

Garumba[134KB] is a wrestling game that can be played as individual contests or with teams of four to six players

Players attempt to push an opposing player out of a circle or past a line.

Watch this video to see how to play Garumba

The game[120KB] consists of stalking a feather, in imitation of hunting an emu. It is recognised that individuals will hunt in different ways.

Watch this video to see how to play Wittchim

Marutchi[120KB] is a swimming-and-catching game for a group of six to 20 players in which a player swims around and avoids being caught by other players.