Australian stories of animals, people (good, bad and foolish) and how fire was discovered. These stories are mainly taken from an 1897 collection of  tales of the Noongahburrah people from around Lake Narran in New South Wales.

Year 1 to Year 4     1 hour          2 classes

Katie Langloh Parker [1856-1940] lived close to the Eulayhi people in the Australian outback for most of her life.  She collected their stories of animals and people; stories which have a chaotic dreamlike, dreamtime quality.

The fact that she cared to write down the tales of the Eulayhi places her far ahead of her contemporaries, who barely regarded native Australians as human. The stories as collected by Katie Langloh Parker can be read online here.

The Lake Narran area is now  a nature reserve.