Dreaming/Dreamtime Stories

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Dreamtime Stories – Tiddalick The Frog (Video)

This video tells the Dreamtime story of Tiddalick the Frog through animation. (Created for the Marambul Yuganha Exhibition at the Griffith campus of TAFE NSW Riverina Institute, 2011.)
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Namorrodor (Video)

One of twelve ancient Dreaming stories, each story uniquely interpreted by contemporary animators, musicians, artists, writers and actors. It tells of a terrifying spirit named Namorrodor and teaches people to beware of dangers around the campfire at night.
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Morning Star (Video)

One of twelve ancient Dreaming stories, each story uniquely interpreted by contemporary animators, musicians, artists, writers and actors. This story explores the different stages of Aboriginal funeral ceremonies.
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The Mimis (Video)

One of twelve ancient Dreaming stories, each story uniquely interpreted by contemporary animators, musicians, artists, writers and actors. It tells of a young boy who is unsure of his identity and is taken by the joyful mimi spirits to their underworld. The message of this story is that we shouldn't try to be something or someone we aren’t.
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The Curse (Video)

One of twelve ancient Dreaming stories, each story uniquely interpreted by contemporary animators, musicians, artists, writers and actors. It tells of good magic triumphing over bad magic, the power of medicine, and the knowledge of Elders. The message of this story is about protecting yourself from harm and staying safe.
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Brolga Song (Video)

One of twelve ancient Dreaming stories, each story uniquely interpreted by contemporary animators, musicians, artists, writers and actors. It tells of a man’s search for his dreaming-fathers in the native animals. This story explores the themes of culture and one’s place in Aboriginal society.
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The Be (Video)

One of twelve ancient Dreaming stories, with each story uniquely interpreted by contemporary animators, musicians, artists, writers and actors. It explores kinship and identification with a community through language, song and dance.
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Three Springs (Video)

A Dreaming story that uses amazing animated imagery of Australian landscapes, people and animals. The story explains how the Aboriginal people of Western Australia gained fire and how the creation of a sacred place called Three Springs came to be.
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The Dove and the Mountain Devil (Video)

A Dreaming story that features colourful, childlike animations of the arid Australian outback. This story demonstrates that Dreaming stories could sometimes be sad, but were also an effective way of teaching children the consequences of bad behaviour.
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