The aboriginals in Australia called them their dreamtime stories. Other cultures have their own. They call them fables, legends or folklore. Here, an elder from the Mutitjulu community from the Anangu people tells the stories depicted on drawings in Uluru that he used to hear as a child from his grandfather. He remembers them as vividly as yesterday.
These stories have endured for generations despite everything else that’s changed. They are as much a part of the culture of a people as everything else. Whatever we like to think of them, the nature of these tales that has been passed through generations by word of mouth need as much protection and preservation as everything else that is important.