‘SHARING OUR CULTURE THROUGH GAMES’

Dreamtime Games delivers fun and educational traditional Indigenous games sessions to schools, OSHC services, Kindergartens, community organisations, events and corporate groups across both South East and South West Queensland.

Our Indigenous games sessions are designed to get participants active and give an insight into both the past and present cultural heritage of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Our programs are delivered by staff members with an Aboriginal heritage who enjoy sharing our culture and have extensive experience delivering traditional Indigenous games activities.

   

Dreamtime Games would like to acknowledge and pay respects to the traditional owners of the lands in which we deliver our programs. We would like to acknowledge, their elders past and present and emerging.

ABOUT DREAMTIME GAMES

Traditional Indigenous Games
The traditional Indigenous games activities delivered by Dreamtime Games help develop an appreciation and understanding of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.
Participation in the games also give both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians a strong sense of pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Dreamtime Games was established in 2019 to provide reliable and professional cultural experiences to schools, OSHC services, kindergartens, community organisations and corporate groups. Our experienced games facilitator has delivered traditional games and sporting activities at over 100 schools across the South West QLD region and at various large community events.

PROGRAMS

Dreamtime games can tailor a traditional games program to suit your school, OSHC service, Kindergarten, community organisation or corporate group. Popular traditional games we deliver include:
GORRI

A disc-bowling game played in central Australia. Practice accuracy to hit a moving target.

KEENTAN

A keep-away game of catch-ball that was played everywhere by both genders in the northwest central districts of Queensland.

BUROINJIN

A ball game played by the Kabi Kabi people of south Queensland. The game was played with a ball made of kangaroo skin, which was called a buroinjin.

THAPUMPAN

A tag game of thapumpan (shark) that was observed being played by little children at Cape Bedford in north Queensland.

KUTTURI

A stick-practice game used by girls to prepare them for the digging-stick (kutturu) duels they would be involved in during adult life.

KALKADOON KEE’AN

A game of throwing skill that was played in areas of north Queensland. A large bone, such as an emu shinbone (with twine attached to it) was thrown over a net into a pit or hole.


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PROGRAM COSTS

Dreamtime Games services schools, OSHC services, kindys, community organisations, events and corporate groups across the following local government areas:

  • Toowoomba Region

  • Southern Downs

  • Lockyer Valley

  • Ipswich

  • Scenic Rim

  • Gold Coast

  • Brisbane

  • Tweed

  • Somerset

  • Redland

  • Moreton Bay

  • Sunshine Coast

  • Noosa

  • Gympie

  • South Burnett

  • Western Downs

  • Goondiwindi

  • Maranoa

  • Balonne

Dreamtime Games is Toowoomba based and a travel fee will apply for all bookings outside of the 4350 postcode area. If you are enquiring about a program to be conducted outside of this area please email to discuss your program.

Costs for a program are dependent on travel time from Toowoomba and how long you are booking us for. We are happy to provide an obligation free quote for delivery of traditional games activities for your participants.

Please contact us at [email protected] to discuss your program and available dates!

MEET THE TEAM

DUSTY WILSON

Owner and Facilitator – Dreamtime Games
Dusty Wilson
Dusty Wilson

Owner and Facilitator

Dusty is the founder of Dreamtime Games and is a descendant of the Kooma and Murrawari people. He has extensive experience delivering traditional Indigenous games activities and sporting activities in communities across South West Queensland.

Dusty has a lifelong love of sport and spent a large part of his youth participating in a variety of different sports such as Aussie Rules and Basketball. He enjoys passing on the cultural knowledge of the games through the language of physical activity.

Dusty has experience working for major state sporting bodies such as AFL QLD and non-for-profit organisations such as the Clontarf Foundation and the QLD PCYC, where he spent 7 years as the Toowoomba Indigenous Community Sport and Recreation Officer.​ He also spent many years on the executive committee of the South West Indigenous Network (SWIN) developing regional sports education tour programs (the TRAX tour program) which provides sport and recreation opportunities to communities in the most remote parts of the state and assisting with events such as the Western Rivers Cup Indigenous cricket carnival.

He is Yulunga trained and has had the pleasure of delivering traditional Indigenous games sessions to over 100 schools across South West QLD. He has also delivered games activities for Outside School Hours Care services and at various community festival events such as the Toowoomba NAIDOC Family Fun Day, Brisbane City Council Mt Coo-tha School Holiday programs and at QLD Government Deadly Sports Expo events across Southern QLD.

He enjoys working in the community and outside of Dreamtime Games he also works for the QLD Ambulance Service and as part of the Youth Worker team at the Toowoomba Regional Council’s YouthConnect program.

TESTIMONIALS

Being a Sport and Rec Officer, I have seen firsthand the fun and enjoyment the kids get from participating in Dreamtime Games run
by Dusty.

Geoff
Geoff
SWIN Cunnamulla Indigenous Community Sport and Recreation Officer

Dusty from Dreamtime Games has an incredible way of weaving education into play, encouraging children to become interested in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Jaimee
Jaimee
Toowoomba PCYC OSHC Coordinator

The youth thoroughly enjoy Dreamtime Games with Dusty. You cannot wipe the smiles off their faces. It’s a great way for kids to learn about Aboriginal Culture in a positive and active environment.

Sarah
Sarah
Goondiwindi PCYC Indigenous Community Sport and Recreation Officer

Dusty from Dreamtime Games could keep a large group of children engaged while teaching children respect for indigenous culture.

Christopher
Christopher
Toowoomba OSHC Coordinator

Dusty from Dreamtime Games’ enthusiast and inclusive approach to teaching traditional games is a pleasure to be involved with. His engaging nature lasts all day and proves that learning can be fun!

Sarah
Sarah
Toowoomba Regional Council

Dusty and the Dreamtime Games program brought a genuine enthusiasm and energy and were fantastic for the young people within our cohort.

Dave
Dave
Youth Support Coordinator

Dusty and the Dreamtime Games program were about inclusiveness, having fun and culture. They didn’t disappoint.

Dave
Dave
Youth Support Coordinator

Dusty and the Dreamtime Games program engaged a group of young people that would not of naturally took part in activities. It was great to see.

Dave
Dave
Youth Support Coordinator

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  • Based in Toowoomba QLD

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Dreamtime Games would like to acknowledge and pay respects to the traditional owners of the lands in which we deliver our programs. We would like to acknowledge, their elders past and present and emerging.

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