Photographer credit: Debbie Williams Photography
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 and sea of country. The smoke is believed to have healing and cleansing properties. On Australia Day 2019 the day will begin with a ceremony led by Senior Aboriginal leaders Major Sumner and Rosemary Wanganeen.
The aim of the ceremony is to begin the day with a sincere acknowledgment to Aboriginal people from the Adelaide region. The ceremony will entail a range of gestures of, cleansing, hope and wellbeing of our past, present and our future. The theme for this ceremony is ‘Grief and Forgiveness’ that will acknowledge all our Ancestors and Ancestry across and down the generations. A powerful speech will be delivered by Rosemary titled ‘Mourning in the Morning’. Join us in the morning to mourn and celebrate our Ancestors on Australia Day in Elder Park (Tarntanya) as well as learn about Aboriginal culture and experience this important powerful event that will leave you enlightened.
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)