All Aboriginal Stories are most interesting & informative. Stories have always been important to Aboriginal people for two reasons. Firstly, they were a way we taught our children the laws & principles they needed to live by. Many of the following stories are still good for that. Secondly, they proved our connection to our land. In many languages the word for land & story are identical. A few of these stories are Wanaruah stories; our connection with our land has never been completely broken & our stories prove this. All come with a picture or photo that illustrates the story. They are excellent for school projects, & as a download you have instant access to the information. They are all done in fancy fonts, so are also suitable to be framed & hung on a wall. What an interesting & cheap gift idea!
Many people wonder exactly when & what Dreamtime is. Most non-aboriginals misunderstand its meaning. To understand the true basis of Australian aboriginal culture & religon a knowledge of Dreamtime is needed. This story gives an explanation together with an ancient picture of "creation spirits". Like all our stories it is done in fancy script & is suitable for framing, if wished.
Aboriginal Creation Story
All aboriginal peoples have their creation stories. Here is an Australian Aboriginal Creation Story. It comes from eastern Australia. It is interesting to see the similarities between all creation stories. Understanding the basis of Australian creation beliefs helps to understand many aspects of our art. It comes with a picture, & would make a nice wall hanging.
Tasmanian Dance Song
While there are several songs that are still sung in the old languages by modern day Tasmanian Aborigines, this is perhaps the oldest & one of few to be fully translated into English. It also explains some of the Tasmanian beliefs about death. It comes with a picture of a Tasmanian warrior taken in the 1800's & is suitable for framing.
Tiddalik the Giant Frog
This story comes from my area of the Hunter Valley in N.S.W. It teaches a good moral of the wickedness of greed & selfishness. For centuries aborigine children were taught stories like this one to teach them how to conduct themselves properly & care for other people, animals & the enviroment. It is still a good story for children (& adults) to learn. Comes with a photo of the Frog Rock. Suitable for framing if desired.
The Frilled-Neck Lizard
The Time The Moon Cried
Do you or your children have trouble concentrating? If so you will enjoy this story about the frilled-neck lizard. It comes from the Northern Territory & also explains about traditional eduction. It is quite a long story & comes complete with a hand-dawn traditional lizard painting.
This is an amusing story of the Awabukal people of the Hunter Valley in N.S.W. which teaches quite a few good lessons. It is done in fancy fonts with a hand-drawn colour picture to illustrate the story. It can be framed & given as a gift.
After purchasing you will be given a link where you can download your story package. Enjoy!