Popular Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories

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Pictured / Tiddalik the Frog / Wollombi

Aboriginal Dreamtime stories are one of the most important aspects of Indigenous culture. We have compiled some of the most popular stories right here for parents and educators who are looking to online sources to discover these stories.

Aboriginal Dreamtime stories speak of events from the time of creation. These stories have been passed on from one generation to the next for thousands of years. Dreamtime stories are also preserved in our songs and dances. These stories give us understanding of the past and have helped us survive through the laws and morals that lay within these stories.

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1. Tiddalik The Frog

2. The Rainbow Serpent

3. Why Koala Has A Stumpy Tail

4. Waatji Pulyeri (the Blue Wren)

5. How the Kangaroo got its pouch

6. Biladurang the Platypus

7. Mirram the Kangaroo and Warreen the Wombat

8. Girawu the Goanna

9. The Rainbow Serpent – Wandjina Tribes

The power of stories being passed down orally is often criticized by people in today’s society. But we are quite proud and content that this tradition has proved itself to be a powerful way for knowledge to be passed on without the risk of it being erased or lost due to technical issues.

10. Dust Echoes – The Mimis

11. Wayambeh the Turtle

12. Moon Creation Story

13. The Rainbow Serpent

14. How the Birds got their Colours

15. Giant Devil Dingo

16. How the Clouds were made

17. Murray River Creation Story

18. The Bat and the Crocodile

Let us know your favourite story and other stories that you think we should add to the list. If you’re an educator, let us know which stories your students appreciated the most. We hope more people will begin to realise what Dreamtime stories mean for Indigenous people. These stories hold great significance, much like stories that are passed down in other religions.

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