Kee’an is a game used to improve throwing skills for hunting in northern Queensland. The word Kee’an means ‘to play’ in the Wik-mungkan language of North Queensland. The equipment used mimics a bone that would have been used for hunting.

Yirrgananydji name: Dabay  
Pronunciation: Dab-ay  
Meaning of Yirrganydji name: To throw

The aim of the game is to get a foxtail or tennis ball in a long sock into a hoop, about 3-5 metres away. A point is scored every time the foxtail lands in the hoop. This game is mostly played for fun but you can keep score if you want.


Last updated: 02 May 2018