World of Tales

Welcome to the Australian folktales page!

Australia is a country that includes the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and other smaller islands. Indigenous people are living in Australia for over 40000 years. Their stories are tightly connected to the Australian outback and its plants and animal inhabitants.

The collection of folktales from Australia consists of one book with 31 stories.

What's interesting in Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef in the world. Located next to Queensland in Australia, over 2,900 smaller reefs and 900 islands form the giant reef system that can be seen from space. Composed of and built by billions of tiny coral polyps, the reef is the biggest structure made by living organisms on Earth. Great Barrier Reef is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

is a large rock formation in central Australia. Uluru is sacred to the Aboriginal people of the area, who left their cave paintings on its surface. Uluru is protected by UNESCO as part of the Wolrd Heritage List.

Kakadu National Park
is a National Park located Northern Australia. Very rich on plants and animals, the park has cave art left by humans that lived there for a least 40 thousand years. The Kakadu National Park is in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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