Aboriginal ceremonies (Queensland Studies Authority, 2008, February)
Ceremonies across Australia reflect the diversity and complexity of cultural and spiritual practices that exist within Aboriginal communities. They provide a testament to the continuing survival of The Dreaming and the interrelationships of Aboriginal existence. In this document, the term The Dreaming is used to describe spiritual, cultural and religious beliefs, practices and lore of Aboriginal Australians. Each Aboriginal group has a particular name for The Dreaming and, in some communities, this term has been used to describe the complexity of Aboriginal cultural, spiritual and religious beliefs, practices and lore to non-Indigenous Australians.