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Smoking Ceremony

Australia Day Smoking Ceremony

Smoking ceremonies are an ancient custom among Aboriginal Australians in which native plants are burnt to produce smoke and acknowledge the ancestors and pay respect to the land, waters and sea of country. The smoke is believed to have healing and cleansing properties. Australia Day 2020 the day will begin with a Smoking Ceremony.

The aim of the ceremony is to begin the day with a sincere acknowledgement to Aboriginal people from the Adelaide region. The ceremony will entail a range of gestures of, cleansing, hope and well being of our past, present and our future. 

Join us in the morning of Australia Day in Elder Park (Tarntanya) to learn more about Aboriginal culture and experience this important event. 

 26 January: 7:00am

Free Event/Family Friendly
Elder Park (Tarntanya)









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