Younghusband Smoking Ceremony


National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Younghusband’s heritage spans more than 120 years but long before these buildings were built, this land was cared for and protected by the Traditional Custodians, Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.

Our project and construction teams hosted a traditional smoking ceremony with Elder Alex Kerr. The ceremony involves the smouldering of native plants to produce smoke which spiritually cleanses the area where the ceremony is taking place. With construction currently underway at Younghusband, the purpose of the smoking ceremony was to pave the way for a brighter future.

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