Nula Nula


Nula Nula is a term Aboriginal people use in central Australia. It is also known as a waddy or a hunting stick. A Nula Nula is a heavy club made from strong carved timber. The Nula Nula have been used in hand combat, and are capable of splitting a shield, killing or stunning large prey.

Other uses are for ceremonies. Men will wave these above their heads to ward off evil spirits, while in some cultures the women will go out and use these to hunt the ceremonial feast - usually a large kangaroo and some bush fruits. Sometimes the Nula Nula can be used as a digging tool, to dig up bush tuckers that are underground such as the bush potato.

Other known spelling are: wadi, wady, and waddie.

Aboriginal word glossary