Aboriginal Flag Raising Ceremony

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 Welcome to Country Ceremony

A to Country is where the traditional Aboriginal custodian or Elder welcomes people to their land. Uncle Bill came to school today to perform our welcome to country and smoking ceremonies and help with the raising of our new aboriginal flag.

Smoking ceremonies are conducted by Aboriginal people with specialised cultural knowledge. The ceremony aims to cleanse the space in which the ceremony takes place.

We would like to thank all those involved in organising the new flagpole and Uncle Bill’s visit at our school.

The Wurundjeri-willam people of the Kulin Nation are the Traditional Owners of the land that our school is built on. Use the following website to learn more about the Wurundjeri-willam people.

http://aboriginalhistoryofyarra.com.au/

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