The Bullroarer had a number of uses for the Aboriginal people of Australia.
Now mainly used in ceremony, it is made to make a unique sound by spinning it fast at the end of a string.
You can spin it overhead or vertically to the side .
In some tribes the bullroarer is known as a
The Mooroonga was mostly kept by men and would be sounded as a warning to women to stay away during men only ceremonies.
It would also be used as a communication tool to call hunters together.
A PRECIOUS item
I was taught the Mooroonga was considered a precious item and "earned". Once a boy became a man,
it would be kept in a special place and brought out when hunting and during ceremony.
the art on the bullroarer
Often they were decorated with the owner's totem or tribal markings which defined his family origins. I decorate these with the positive totems I have been taught.
The Kangaroo for Happiness
The emu for Fortunate/lucky
The platypus for friendship
Please add the animal totem you want in the notes on the
Paypal page when ordering.
If no animal is selected we automatically send a kangaroo totem bullroarer.
Each bullroarer is $30. please remember to write the totem animal name in the paypal page.
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