A traditional Aboriginal Smoking Ceremony was recently held at our Carmichael Rail Project site in Queensland.
The ceremony was conducted by Jangga Elder Colin McLennan at Camp 4, where we are currently undertaking civil and bulk earthworks prior to commencing track construction.
Martinus Interface Manager Jarred Roker said the ceremony included the smouldering of various native plants to ward off bad spirits and cleanse the land.
“The ceremony celebrates our partnership with Jangga and reinforces our commitment to providing employment and training opportunities for the Jangga People.”
The smoking ceremony included a performance of traditional dance and invited all attendees to participate, including a few of our senior project engineers, superintendents, and supervisors.