Here are some articles published to help in learning more about Storytelling.

  • Australian Aboriginal Storytelling – Aboriginal people do not worship any single Deity or other Gods. They built no monoliths, memorials or idols, nor did they have an organized religion. They lived by the lores of the Creator and Ancestral Spirits of the diverse landscapes, sky, creatures and plants of Australia.
  • Learning by Example – If you want to know anything about storytelling, watch a master storyteller in action. Distance yourself from the story, if you can (it’s difficult), and watch the technical aspects of the performance and the interaction with the audience. From this simple experience, you can learn much about the skills of storytelling.
  • Oldest Profession – Prime Minister John Howard called for a return to the teaching of History as a narrative in our schools. Mr Howard deplored the current emphasis by classroom teachers on ISSUES.
  • Future of Storytelling – Storytelling in this country is a bit like my patch of garden. The artform has been there for many years, but with the advent of television and other forms of electronic entertainment, suffered a little from the cold of winter – and a loss of nourishment.
  • Story Time, Dream Time – Some of the oldest storytellers on the planet are Aboriginal Australians, whose stories go back thousands and thousands of years. The people themselves trace their ancestry to the Seven Sisters of the Pleiades, who came down to Earth long before humans appeared in what is called the Dreamtime.
  • Telling A Good Yarn – Since people first began talking to each other thousands of years ago, someone has always asked, “Tell me a story,” – adults as well as children. Storytelling is simply one person telling another about something, and can be about a real event or it can be made up.

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Helen McKay

About Storytelling for Aussies