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Australia Day Smoking Ceremony

26 Jan 2020
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM


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.

The theme of the Smoking Ceremony will be ‘Mourning in the Morning’; a sincere acknowledgement held for all First Nations Peoples. Join us, and stand with our First Nations Peoples, for a ceremony held on Kaurna Country including truth, love, respect, hope, sharing and storytelling of our past, present and future.

The Ceremony will involve a Welcome to Country, led by Uncle Fred Agius and Uncle Major 'Moogy' Sumner as well as performances by the Iwiri Choir.