smoking ceremony


Wollombi was a significant ceremonial meeting place for coastal Aboriginal peoples.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which our Festival takes place the Awabakal people to the East, the Wannaruah people to the Northwest and the Darkinjung people to the South.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Banner Photo: Festival Opening 2019 – Tim Selwyn conducting the Smoking Ceremony in Grays Garden, Wollombi. Photo courtesy of Chris Southwood.