Ceremony is central to the preservation and celebration of Aboriginal Australia with hundreds of social groups performing nuanced rituals that bring dance, song and medicine together to connect people to the Tjukkurpa (Dreaming).
With ceremony and ritual, even the most mundane tasks can be transformed into a meaningful tradition that puts the mind and body in a calm and positive space. There is comfort and safety in performing the same tasks every morning, and the morning ritual sets the tone for the whole day.
In our modern world, coﬀee is one of the fundamental aspects of the morning ritual for many.
Tingari men and the Ancestral Snake at Wilkinkarra depicts images associated with the swamp site of Marawa, situated slightly west of Wilkinkarra (Lake Mackay) in Western Australia. During ancestral times a large group of Tingari men travelled to Marawa from the west, and after arriving at the site, passed beneath the earth’s surface and continued travelling underground. It is also said that a huge ancestral snake sleeps in this swamp.
Generally, the Tingari are a group of ancestral beings of the Dreaming who travelled over vast stretches of the country, performing rituals and creating and shaping particular sites. The Tingari men were usually followed by Tingari women, and were accompanied by novices, and their travels and adventures are enshrined in a number of song cycles. These ancestral stories form teachings and provide explanations for many of the contemporary Aboriginal customs of today.
Breville is donating 100% of our profits from the sale of the 'Aboriginal Culinary Journey' range to create opportunity for Indigenous Australians. We expect to raise just over $1,000,000AUD through the sale of these items globally. Half of the funds will be used to support the National Indigenous Culinary Institute's work to create employment opportunities for aspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander chefs and the 'Indi-Kindi Program' by the Moriarty Foundation to support better childhood nutrition and sharing Indigenous Food Culture. The other half will be used for Indigenous scholarships and initiatives at the University of Technology Sydney to create pathways for employment in engineering, technology and design.
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