Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

7EN - Early Stories: Dreamtime Stories

Featured Books

Forrest Catalogue

What is the Aboriginal Dreamtime?

Australian Aboriginal peoples believe that the world began with The Dreaming. Stories of The Dreaming tell how the spirits of departed ancestors created humans and the natural world. But Aboriginal peoples believe that The Dreaming is not only in the past. Rather, it has continued into the present, providing values and laws to live by, and will stretch into eternity. By uniting the past, present, and future and linking people with the land and each other, The Dreaming is the very foundation of Aboriginal life. It should be noted that “The Dreaming” is the English term for an Aboriginal concept. Each Aboriginal language group has its own term for The Dreaming.


Dreamtime Stories

Aboriginal Symbols


ABC Splash Digital Books


Aboriginal Dreamtime