Cultural Activities & Ceremonies

Welcome to Country

Welcome to Country is a ceremony performed by Indigenous Australian Elders to welcome visitors to their traditional land. It can take many forms, including singing, dancing, smoke ceremonies or a speech, depending on the particular culture of the Traditional Owners.

An Acknowledgement of Country involves visitors acknowledging the original Indigenous custodians of the land and their long and continuing relationship with their Country. It’s a way of showing awareness of and respect for the original Indigenous custodians of the land on which an event is being held.

Incorporating Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country into official events:

Kaarak Dreaming - Aboriginal Artist Maitland Hill   recognises the place of Indigenous people as the first custodians of this land
Kaarak Dreaming - Aboriginal Artist Maitland Hill   promotes awareness of the history and culture of Indigenous people
Kaarak Dreaming - Aboriginal Artist Maitland Hill   formally acknowledges Indigenous people’s ongoing connection to the land

Kaarak Dreaming - Aboriginal Artefacts
Kaarak Dreaming - Aboriginal Artefacts
Kaarak Dreaming - Aboriginal Artefacts

Smoking Ceremony

A smoking ceremony is an ancient aboriginal custom in Australia that involves burning various native plants to produce smoke. The smoke has cleansing properties and the ability to ward off bad spirits from the people and the land, and make pathway for a brighter future.

Certain traditional smoking ceremonies are also believed to be used for positive therapeutic outcomes dependant on what plants are available from region to region.

When you see a smoking ceremony happening, it is a gift from the aboriginal people to all people in Australia so make sure you go to the smoke and wave it over you and cleanse the past for a better future.

View my tours

We have a range of cultural scenic tours readily available. Consisting of Bush Walks with Traditional Welcoming Ceremonies. You will certainly see Bush Medicine, Bush Tucker, Indigenous Flora, Artwork as well as Artefacts.

We will show you traditional fishing methods and also enjoy billy tea with damper, wattle seed muffins with Quandong Jam.

 

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