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Smoking Ceremony

Smoking Ceremony Adelaide

Smoking ceremonies are an ancient custom among Aboriginal Australians in which native plants are burnt to produce smoke to ward off bad spirits, acknowledge ancestors and pay respect to the land and sea of country. The smoke is believed to have healing and cleansing properties.

Visit Elder Park in the morning of Australia Day to learn more about Aboriginal culture. 

The morning will involve talks from Senior Aboriginal leaders and a very special smoking ceremony from Major Sumner. 


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