posted on May, 9 2004 @ 03:18 PM
it seems that we brits have gone and taken the credit for inventing the boomerang
BRIT CLAIMS AUSSIE LEGEND
One of the iconic images of Australian heritage has been nabbed by the Pommies.
Weapon and sporting tool the boomerang may have originated on British soil and not been an invention of the Aborigines.
Terry Deary, author of the Horrible Histories series, was jogging in West Yorkshire when he passed the famous Swastika Stone, an ancient rock carving
which looks like a curvy swastika.
Experts have mused that the Bronze-age image, dating from the around 3,000 to 4,000 BC, is a sun or fire worship symbol.
But Mr Deary has gone all out by suggesting it is in fact a depiction of a quadrang-style boomerang, and incurred the wrath of Aussies.
He said: "It's the earliest representation of a boomerang. There's nothing else it could be."