In Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, stories or songlines are told in many forms. This can be through language, song, dance and, during more recent times, contemporary artwork.
Ancestral stories are passed down through the generations through song circles.
Stories often related to a particular area and neighbouring groups continued to carry them along.
Songlines travelled across the nation, connecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups that could be hundreds or thousands of kilometres apart.
Today, songlines are used to visually represent stories and narratives.
They provide a strong and recognisable marker for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and can be created to represent a series of connected stories, or just a specific part of a story.
The kindy songline was created by Queensland communities to represent the positive kindergarten experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, parents and communities.
The songline can be used to promote conversations about the journey a family will experience throughout the kindy year.
Early childhood services can engage with families using the songline and parents can use the songline to engage with their children.
Learn more about the
elements of the kindy songline and the story it tells.
postcard to share the kindy songline and its elements with families.