Our Dreaming SLQ Collection in kuril dhagun

The telling, retelling, and transformation of stories through new mediums connects younger generations with their cultures, and honours the knowledge passed down from Elders.

Be inspired by animations from Queensland and beyond and see how the next generation of Indigenous storytellers has embraced new technologies.

Tellin' Country Logan

Logan-minimapJingeri Jingeri the hero by Shakira, Shakaya, Shakila and Shakia and Goanna Princess by the Logan Boys from Tellin' Country, Logan

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Tellin' Country Logan

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Tellin' Country Woorabinda

Woorabinda minimapTellin' Country Woorabinda. Includes The Bucky Rodeo by Lauryn Hill and I like to play football by Stafford Saunders

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Tellin' Country Woorabinda

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Tellin' Country Wujal Wujal

Wujal Wujal minimapTellin' Country with Wujal Wujal.  Includes Scrub hen by Wujal Wujal women.

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Tellin' Country Wujal Wujal

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Tellin' Country Stradbroke

Stradbroke Island minimapTellin' Country Stradbroke includes Blue Lake by Coen Costelloe, The dugong story by Kaiala Costelloe, Eugaries by Kurawena Ruska, Fast, black and deadly by Valley Murray, Preston and theStraddie Sharks by Preston Cockatoo-Collins and Porky hunting by Wadja Wadja School Year 8s and Year 9s.

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Tellin' Country Stradbroke

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The story of Koemuthnab

Mabuiag-Island-minimapThe story of Koemuthnab told by Matilda Bani. Mabuiag Island, Torres Strait. 
A dutiful wife and her children become outcasts after a shaving incident with her angry husband. 

For acknowledgements, translation and transcription, see ReTold - Koemuthnab

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The story of Koemuthnab

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The story of Wameyal

Mabuiag-Island-minimapThe story of Wameyal told by Eric Babia. Mabuiag Island, Torres Strait. 
Children's love and obsession with playing string games land them into trouble with their parents.

For acknowledgements, translation and trancription, see ReTold - Wameyal

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The story of Wameyal

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The story of Atmer and Gelam

Mer Island minimapThe story of Atmer and Gelam told by Elimo Tapim. Mer Island, Torres Strait.

A mother's trickery and lies cause Gelam, a skillful hunter, to flee his island in a wooden dugong and travel eastward - a journey that eventuates in creation of the islands of Mer, Waier and Dauar.

For acknowledgements, transcription and translation, see ReTold - Gelam

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The story of Atmer and Gelam

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The story of Biw

Saibai Island minimapThe story of 'Biw,' by Harriet Ober. Sabai Island, Torres Strait. 
Biw, the mangrove pod, and Githalay, the crab trigger, create a chain of events that end in the sea becoming salty.

For acknowledgements, translation and transcription, see ReTold - Biw

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The story of Biw

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The story of Doker

Badu-Island-minimapThe story of Doker by Isaac Charlie. Badu Island, Torres Strait.
 A man catches a turtle and travels around the island of Badu. He finds a beautiful waterhole and has an unfortunate accident.

For acknowledgements, translation and transcription, see ReTold - Doker

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The story of Doker

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Culture Love Children's Workshop

Mabuiag-Island-minimapThe digital story Amipuru, retells one of the myths recorded in Margaret Lawrie's work, Myths and Legends of Torres Strait. Partnering with the Torres Strait Island Regional Council's Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) at Mabuiag Island, children were inspired to retell Amipuru during literacy through the arts, writer and illustrator workshops in 2008. During the Mabuiag IKC's culture love children's language workshop in April 2010, the children used clay and sculpture, combining these images with their retelling of the Amipuru story in Kalaw Lagaw Ya.

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Culture Love Children's Workshop

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The story of Wawa

Badu-Island-minimapThe story of Wawa, told by Walter Waria. Badu Island, Torres Strait.
Wawa, a creature with supernatural powers, helps a man with his catch of mating turtles. Things go horribly wrong when the man betrays Wawa.
For more information, transcripts and translation, see ReTold - Wawa

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The story of Wawa

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Our Dreaming External Collection in kuril dhagun

Royal Flying Doctor Service - Digital Telling Stories Project

Actively working with a number of Cape York Peninsula and Lower Gulf of Carpentaria Aboriginal and rural communities to build their capacity to respond to Social and Emotional Wellbeing issues.



Monash University Country Lines Archive

Using world-class 3D animation to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the sharing and preservation of knowledge and stories.



Wadu Matyidi

Developed with the Adnyamathanha people of Flinders Range, South Australia to help learn their language and to gain a better understanding of the Adnyamathanha world, past and present.



Love Punks

Part of Big hART’s Yijala Yala Project, which aims to develop the digital media skills of young people while creating artworks that promote the rich indigenous cultural resources of the Pilbara.



International indigenous animations in kuril dhagun

Siosism

A series of international cultural animations from the Polynesian Islands of Nanuema and Tuvalu.



Wolf Dog Tales

An international animation of Spanish and Native American cultures.