Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories - Jukurrpa


As mentioned elsewhere, these stories are by no means the highest level story as would be told between initiated men, initiated women, and among elders or lawmen. They are the version that the Indigenous people are allowed (and willing) to share with non Indigenous people. Often the men in a tribe do not know the intimate details of the women's dreamings and vice versa. We cannot expect to be privvy to this information which is protected by those authorised to know it. However, the stories are interesting nonetheless, and give us some fascinating insights to the Aboriginal culture.

Listed below are just some of the stories (more coming soon):

Awelye is the Anmnatyerre/Alyawarre word for women’s ceremonies. It also refers to the designs applied to a woman’s body during ceremony.

The Stories of Karen Napaljarri Barnes (New!)

The Stories of Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty 

The Stories of Sarrita King

The stories of Lorna Fencer Napurrula

The Jangala Men - Shorty Jangala Robinson

Bush Plum - Polly Ngale Bush Tucker - Many Women artists

Kangaroo Man, The Sulky Man, The Windmill and the Three Wise Men - Linda Syddick Napaltjarri

The Jungala Brothers - Clifford Possum Tjungarrayi

Tingari - many artists including George Ward Tjungarrayi, Willy Tjungarrayi, George Hairbrush Tjungarrayi, and women such as Barbara Weir and Bambatu.

Fire Dreaming - Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Barbara Weir, Johnny Warangkula Tjupurulla, Clifford Possum Tjungarrayi

The Seven Sisters - An epic tale of lust, love, passion and danger. Artists include Andrea Adamson, Athena Nangala Granites and Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi

Djalala - Jack Dale

Related Topics:

What is Aboriginal Art
Aboriginal Art Symbols
History of the Aboriginal Art Movement