Native Animals

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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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Loongie the Greedy Crocodile (Video)

A descriptive story from Kimberley region of Western Australia, exploring tone and morals, with simple text and colourful pictures. It is read by Aboriginal artist Mr Michael Connelly.
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My Home in Kakadu (Video)

A contemporary cultural story from a traditional owner of the Kakadu region that takes you on a journey through the amazing landscapes of Kakadu National Park. Learn about weather seasons, bush foods and hunting skills still alive in modern Australia. The story is read by Torres Strait Islander Mr Charles Jia.
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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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How the Numbat Got Stripes and the Chudich Got Spots (Video)

Two Dreaming stories from the Noongar people of Western Australia. They use amazing animated imagery of Australian landscapes and animals to tell the stories of how some native animals gained their most recognisable features.
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Why the Echidna Has Quills (Video)

A Dreaming story from the Noongar people of Western Australia that uses amazing animated imagery of Australian landscapes, people and animals to tell a story about how the echidna got its spikes.
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The Legend of Kwilena (Video)

A Dreaming story that uses amazing animated imagery of Australian landscapes, people and animals. It tells how the dolphins and stinging March flies help the Noongar people of Western Australia know the weather seasons and when to hunt for fish.
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