Awaye! presents six Aboriginal dreaming stories. These stories are told to children to teach them about their ancestors, the spirit world and their place in that world. These six stories from Northern Australia tell of creatures such as mermaids, devil-devils, whistle ducks and blue-tongue lizards. Each story is both sung in a song cycle and spoken by traditional storytellers and in some stories associated song cycles are shared.
Listen to the stories in the audio versions and see photos of the communities and the children’s illustrations in the on-line features.
Photos by Liz Thompson.