How Australia’s oldest stories are still teaching our children

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Wed 22 March 2017

11 mins

John Patten is the Manager of the Bunjilaka Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum, he helped to bring the story of Tiddalik the frog to the Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery there. He explains the history of Indigenous stories, and what they can teach children.

Museums Victoria is giving every baby born, fostered and adopted in Victoria from February 20 a free six-month Museum membership at their eight-week visit. Visit their website for more info.

Watch John telling the story of Tiddalik the Frog:

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