Australian and Aboriginal Men Share a Smoke

Men share a smoke before a Cleansing ceremony on Tiwi Islands.<br />
Aboriginal ceremonies were primarily done during the dry season.  But they were forced onto cattle stations and the only free time they had was when the cattle stations shut down during the wet.  Their culture was not appreciated by the dominant whites, so they held these ceremonies quietly in their own groups when they didn't have to work on the cattle stations.  <br />
Tiwi has two islands--Bathurst and Melville.  This ceremony is in the town of Garden Point on Melville Island.  Melville Island is 2nd largest island in Australia.