ELA4 performed the story of Tiddalik the Frog, an Aboriginal Dreaming story from the Gunai and Bunurong Nations in South Victoria at assembly on Thursday 12 September 2019.
Dreaming stories vary throughout Indigenous language groups and they are special because they explain the creation of country and teach young children important lessons about culture, laws and values. Tiddalik was a greedy frog who drank all of the water for himself, the other animals put on silly performances in an attempt to make Tiddalik laugh. Nothing the animals tried was working until a platypus came out of his burrow and Tiddalik thought he looked so silly that he began to laugh and the water in his belly came spilling out and returned to the lands. This story taught us about the importance of sharing our precious resources with others, we also learnt interesting facts about Australian animals and the effects of changes in weather patterns.