Station 12: Barwon Heads

Gathering of the Elements

Saturday May 5, 6 - 6:30pm

The final ceremony, Gathering of the Elements, marks the completion of the 80km pilgrimage and is a meditation upon that which heals us. In a ceremony of song, dance and fire, Canoe is laden with votive offerings, Clooties, and then ceremonially set alight and sent out to sea from the mouth of the Barwon River.

Ceremonies Directoriate:
Mahony Kiely, Jacob Boehme, Gilbert Douglas, Margie Mackay

Ceremonies Core Team:
Barry Gilson, Phil Lethlean, Lizz Lethlean, Esther Konings Oakes, Liz McGrath, Jacqui Dreessens, Tara Lynch, Jonathan Welch, Corrina Eccles, Tammy Gilson, Dan Goronszy, Environmental Performance Agency

Ceremony Performers – Communities and Individuals:
Uncle Bryon Powell, Deadly Dancers, Wadawurrung dancers, Koorie Kids Choir, Norm Stanley, Wild Movers, choirs, schools, dancers and community groups.


  • Ceremonies will be filmed and photographed - please advise camera operators on the day if you do not wish to participate.