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Variant of woomera.
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(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a variant spelling of woomera
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(ˈwʊm ər ə)

also womera

n., pl. -er•as.
a notched stick used by Australian Aborigines to propel spears or darts.
[1810–20; < Dharuk wu-ma-ra]
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Al-Kateb could be kept forever in the Womera Detention Camp in the middle of Australia.