Aboriginal ceremonial traditions in the Blue Mountains —
For tens of thousands of years ceremony has been conducted by the Darug and Gundungurra peoples who have lived, and continue to live, in the Mountains. It is understood that others may have also visited this distinctive place for ceremony for time immemorial.
As I conduct ceremony in the Blue Mountains, I am aware of the continuing custodianship and cultural traditions of the First Australians. It is a privilege to live and work on this country, and I pay respect to its traditional custodians.
If you would like to acknowledge, and learn more about, the Aboriginal Blue Mountains there are a range of opportunities for experiences that help to deepen understanding of this place and those who belong to this Country.
The Blue Mountains Visitor information site includes information on Aboriginal cultural experiences. The Blue Mountains City Council has produced a booklet which can be downloaded here. Look out for the Wagana Dancers here if you are on facebook – you may be lucky to catch these wonderful contemporary Aboriginal dancers. Let me know if I can help you to make the appropriate connections.
(Image: Darug Artist, Leanne Tobin- ‘Not long ago they came here‘)