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Case study

Smoking ceremony

 After being approached by one of our employees, Coronado facilitated a traditional smoking ceremony – an ancient Aboriginal custom – at the Rangeview Accommodation Village in Blackwater.

A smoking ceremony involves burning various native plants to produce smoke, which is thought to have cleansing properties and the ability to ward off bad spirits from the people and the land. It is also intended to make pathways for a brighter future and to promote the protection and wellbeing of visitors.

We were very fortunate to have the ceremony performed by Aboriginal Elder Fred Conway (OAM). Uncle Fred grew up in Woorabinda and in 2020 received a Medal of the Order of Australia for his 33 years’ service as a ranger at Carnarvon National Park.