Day 10: Rest Day – Merredin


12.30pm

14292271_1859129710976883_6639302683880167435_n“With elder Douglas Hayden and Uncle Mick Hayden at the old reserve where all the Aboriginal people around in Merredin use to camp back in the old day. I just here listen with the elder
Douglas Hayden and I have talking a message stick from elder Douglas Hayden and want he what said to the prime minister. Also he told me a story about the old reserve. The reserved is a old memory Memorial for all the old people who live here. I feel sad listen to this story. But it must be done for our people and keep a live for the future generations.”

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1.30pm

14355716_1859148987641622_7965045002935377550_n“Uncle Mick Hayden passing me a message stick to take with me to Canberra from the people of Merredin. Also asking the ancient of Merredin to look after us when we walk across the country. The message stick is made by Marcus Hayden-Kickett thank you brother. This message stick well be keep safely for you guy from Merredin and travel with me to Canberra. To speak on your behalf. They also did a welcome to they country to. So thank you to the people of Merredin. It time to start the journey on to the Southern Cross.”

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Author: Clintonswalkforjustice

I’m a Wajuk, Balardung, Kija and a Yulparitja man from the West of Australia. I will be walking across country from Matagarup/Heirrison Island in Perth to Parliament House in Canberra, following songlines and visiting communities along the way, where I will eventually be seeking audience with the Prime Minister and address the many injustices against the First Nations people of this land.

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