“The ceremony is a multi-functional project – it is a mechanism for supporting members of the community who are seeking a meaningful outlet to lie to rest those who have passed or times that have passed, whilst also inspiring the community to re-familiarize themselves with Rookwood and its significance in our heritage,” said Mr Williams.
The proceedings for the afternoon are as follows:
4.30 - 6pm Gathering and Ceremony
Participants re-gather and make their way to The Elephant House. There will be a ceremony at Dusk, as the sun sets, inside the Elephant House at the conclusion of which people can light their lanterns. All elements will be represented in The Elephant House – earth, water, incense, mounds of earth and fabrics draped from the ceiling in which people can place notes or whatever they would like to lay to rest. Participants will then be guided to walk out of The Elephant House where they can eat soup and bread with one another whilst sitting around the fire sculpture and listening to a musician.