Following on from the original M~M in 2009, this event traced a path from Big Rock at the You Yangs to the river mouth at Barwon Heads. This time the M~M got underway with a "Gathering of the Elders" ceremony at Big Rock, conducted by Elder Bryon Powell.
|Elder Bryon Powell|
|Elder Bryon Powell carries smoke to performers and the ceremonial canoe |
during the opening ceremony
|The mayors and councillors walk the circle beneath the You Yangs|
|The ceremonial canoe leaving for the walk, carried by CFA members and|
bearing twelve bottles of water (one for each ward) from the well on
Big Rock - to be carried to the river mouth at Barwon Heads
|Mayor Lyons leading the canoe through the flags of the 12 wards of the municipality|
|The walking circle at Lara|
Our fourth station was at Moorpanyal Park where the walking circle was a glowing arrangement of crocheted coral and ceramic shells.
|Crocheted coral in the walking circle at Moorpanyal Park|
|Representatives from Deakin University prepare to carry the canoe|
|The walking circle at the Geelong Waterfront|
|The centre piece of the Waterfront walking circle|
|The canoe in position for a light display at the Waterfront|
To be continued: M~M 2014: across The Bellarine.