Dreaming/Dreamtime Stories

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The Emu, the Brolga and the Eagle (Video)

A Dreaming story from the Djaru people in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It uses amazing animated imagery of Australian landscapes and animals to tell the story of how the emu and the brolga gained some of their most recognisable features.
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Why Parrots Have Different Colours (Video)

A Dreaming story from the Wiilman people of Western Australia. It uses amazing animated imagery of Australian landscapes and animals to tell the story of how the colourful plumage of different parrots came to be.
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Moon Stories (Video)

Two Dreaming stories from the Noongar people of Western Australia. They use amazing animated imagery of Australian landscapes, people and animals to explain the shapes on the moon and how it came to be in the sky.
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The Trials of Yorna (Video)

Two Dreaming stories from the Yued people of Western Australia. They use amazing animated imagery of Australian landscapes and animals to tell of how the bobtail lizard lost its special powers.
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Mermaid Story (Video)

One of twelve ancient Dreaming stories, each story uniquely interpreted by contemporary animators, musicians, artists, writers and actors. It tells the story of a man who leaves his camp for an underwater life with mermaid spirits before realising he is loved by his family and should return home. It explores the themes of belonging, family and country.
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Spear (Video)

One of twelve ancient Dreaming stories, each story uniquely interpreted by contemporary animators, musicians, artists, writers and actors. In the story, a witchdoctor-man envies a man's magic spear. When he tries to take magic and power for himself, he learns the lessons of forgiveness and humility.
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The Wagalak Sisters (Video)

One of twelve ancient Dreaming stories, each story uniquely interpreted by contemporary animators, musicians, artists, writers and actors. It tells the story of creation sisters called the Wagalak sisters, who created the landscape with sacred ornaments and power objects that they kept in their dilly bags. The story shows how nature turns against them because they lose control of their power.
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Whirlpool (Video)

One of twelve ancient Dreaming stories, each story uniquely interpreted by contemporary animators, musicians, artists, writers and actors. In the story, a group of Aboriginal people are pursued by their enemy neighbours. The story reminds Aboriginal people to take caution and be respectful of sacred places like rivers.
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Through Our Eyes –  Dhinawan ‘Emu’ In The Sky with Ben Flick (Video)

This video is part of 'Through Our Eyes', a documentary series presented by the New South Wales Local Land Services Western Region. In this video, Aboriginal man Ben Flick, from the Kamilaroi language group of north-western New South Wales, explains a creation story passed down to him regarding 'the emu in the sky'.
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