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Directed by Todd Williams
Presented by Stephen (Baamba) Albert
Narrated by Stephen (Baamba) Albert
Jodi Hoffmann
Carol Petterson
Lynette Narkle
Vanessa Elliot
Composer(s) David Milroy
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 13
Producer(s) Patricia Evans
First shown in SBS
Original release 29 June (1998-06-29) – 21 September 1998 (1998-09-21)

Bobtales is an Australian animated series of aboriginal dreamtime stories produced in Perth, Western Australia in 1997 and aired in 1998.

Thirteen 5-minute episodes were produced by independent film company Gripping Film and Graphics and the Western Australian Aboriginal Media Association in Western Australia, with funding from Screenwest, Film Australia, and SBS Independent. The series is distributed within Australia and world wide by Screen Australia.


  1. Waitj and the Djindong
  2. The Trials of Yorna
  3. Younger and Maak (Kangaroo and Moon)
  4. Legend of the Southern Cross
  5. How the Parrots got their Colours
  6. Three Springs
  7. How the Echidna Got its Quills
  8. The Emu, Brolga and Eagle
  9. The Kingfisher Tribe
  10. The Dove and the Mountain Devil
  11. Moon Stories
  12. Legend of the Kwilena
  13. How the Numbat Got Its Stripes / How the Chuditch Has Spots and the Emu Can't Fly
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