Had the pleasure of spending the day walking with Clinton Pryor who has quickly become one of the most inspirational people I have ever met. I’ve been following Clintons journey the last 14 days as he walks from WA to Canberra to meet with the PM to seek treaty and justice for First Nation people’s.
This walk will be studied by my kids in time to come and will be up there with Mabo. I feel honoured that myself and one of my boys had this opportunity to be apart of history to join Clinton on this journey and I certainly will be by his side when he reaches Alice Springs and Canberra.
With all the media publicity, I find it hard to believe that no one has offered to purchase him shoes! Hopefully the new shoes I got him will get a few miles.
Clinton will be addressing the town of Kalgoorlie on Tuesday and calling for calm, and reminding the town what reconciliation is all about.
One of my favourite parts of the day was sitting around on the side of the highway in the middle of the desert, drinking tea and reciting parts of Forrest Gump!
Clinton and crew arrived here today.. the kids walked up to the rise and greeted him and we had some refreshments waiting and a welcome to yilkahomeland lovely to meet him and get to chat 😊
Hey all just letting you know we are at Cosmo Newberry community and now having a rest before heading up north tomorrow to get closer to Warburton town and onto Uluru the heart land. I like to thank the elders of Cosmo community and the people of Cosmo for welcoming us in and helping us with water, money, shower, food and to wash our clothes. So thank you Cosmo mob for the warm welcome
“Morning the sun is just up, a cool night not cold, looks to be a fine day today.” – Noonie
Good morning all just letting you know that we still getting signal out here how cool is that I finely now walking on gravel road and loving it. I feel like I’m going be like Tarzan the cartoon movie man going off in to the wild It is amazing and beautiful out here that connection I feeling with the land and the old people. It feel like I’m home.
I feel so happy out here . I starting know that I getting closer and closer to the most beautiful place in our culture Uluru. I well say to my self I cannot believed that I walking it to the heart land. I well keep my Facebook on until I get to Cosmo Newberry. hope you all have a amazing day because I’m and running off into the wild with nature and the wild life.
Yyyyeeeee what a view. I love this country and walking in my old people foot step.
We just want to do a special post in thanks of all those people who have stopped to chat or walk with Clinton along the way. Thanks to all those who have beeped, yelled encouragement and stopped to drop off snacks. Clinton loves meeting you all! And to all those who message the Facebook Group with encouragement, we love reading all your messages of support.
We are even getting youtube videos!
If you have pictures, send them to the Facebook Group! We love seeing them!
Good morning all quick update just letting you know I be leaving Laverton town today and won’t be back on Facebook until I reach Warburton. I well be off Facebook for about 17 to 20 days and my team well be taking over to keep you all update where i’m at. So if want to know where i’m at please keep follow the Clinton’s Walk for Justice page for update. I been thinking about this part of the walk last night and i’m ready to go to do this bit and make it to Warburton.
Other than that please do not worry about me because me and the team a ready and being getting ready for this part of the walk and that everyone have to wait and see if I going to make it thought this part to Warburton
Please pray for me if you like or tell other that I’m doing the hard bit of the walk. Also tell people we have to wait and see now if he can make it to Warburton. When I know I can I well see you all when I get to Warburton. Have fun now you know I be off Facebook for a bit hahah lol
Also just letting you all know we have a second vehicle coming with us to help get thought the desert part and they a coming with us all the the way to Canberra. They are three amazing lady well be coming with us all the way to Canberra. So we be working together as a team to get pass the hard bit of the walk.
Hey all this is Des Cannon he the owner of the Patrol stations and the super market in laverton. He offer to help us with free fuel of unleaded and diesel fuel up to 44 lgts that well get us to uluru. Also offer free food from his super market for the trape that well last us to uluru as well. I just wanted to thank you Des Cannon from laverton for helping us and we won’t let the people down over in Canberra
“We are leaving Laverton, starting on the outback track.” – Noonie
Hey guys just letting you know I leaving laverton and now on my way to Warburton. I well be of Facebook for about 17 to 20 days and now my team well be taking over to keep you all up to date where I’m and want I’m doing.
“Our journey begins bye all my families I’m outta here see you when I’m black.” – Katelin
Timesheets page has been updated! New Map! 938kms from Perth to Laverton so far!
– Admin Gee
Day 43 : 2.30pm
“Laverton, we are in a caravan, about head off to the race track, enjoying the people here.” – Noonie
Day 43: 5pm
“Laverton race club, the kids get a close look, a fun day for them.”
“At Laverton race track there was a fire works display, I was posting a video of it but, the music in it stop it going on post, so you can not see it, it did top a good night off well.” – Noonie
Day 43: 7.30pm
“At Clint’s before the races Laverten.” – Garry
Day 45: 9.30am
Hello quick update. I leave Laverton tomorrow as because I busy all day going to the Laverton primary school, need to go to the post office, getting a second vehicle to travel with us thought the desert area on to Canberra and talking with the elders about want being happen in Laverton and what need to be done. It starting to warm up as well so I starting to realise that it going to be hot traveling though the center road. But I’m ready and can do this.
Day 45: 2.30pm
“Clinton comes to meet the children at Mt Margaret school.” – Noonie
Day 45: 1.30pm
I’m here at the that one spot where the road end and turn in to gravel road. It where I be walking on for 17 to 20 day until Warburton without no signal. This where I well say to my self if you want to show the world how strong, powerful and a leader I’m to make a change in this world. I well make this walk on to Warburton than Uluru. This part of the walk well be the hardest think I have every done in my life.
It is now getting hot and I mute have to walk at night where the temperature get negative 7 degree. This is where I become a man and a strong man. I can see my old people well be watching over me.
But this walk is for everyone and to show them it only take one person to change the world we live in. The power of one. Though out history is it is the action of one person that can inspired the movement of change. I’m doing this for my family, my friends, my people, my follower, Australia and for the world.
I well complete this part and everyone well be watching this part to see if I can do it or not. But I well let you all know that I can do this because I believed I can do this and believed that this world we live in can become a better place than want it is now.
Day 45: 3pm
Day 45: 4pm
Hey guys if you want a t shirt Clinton walk’s for justice. It well be available soon on the website when it created and I well let you know how to get one. I just wanted to thank Toby John for organizing this for us. Also I just wanted to thank lifewear for making them for us. All profit’s well come to us to help with the walk. Just keep an update to see when they are available.
Day 45: 5.30pm
Tonight on NITV the point with Stan grant at 9:00pm. Please watch tonight and see want they going to say about me and the walk I’m doing.
Every day when I wake up. I listen to this. It my number one motivation video. Please have a listen.
I was created in the dark and born in to the light.
“Leaving Leonora, on our way, a cool breeze at the moment.” – Noonie
Wooo I look different 1 month ago until now.
“We are at the outback highway now. It is still cool, good day for this walk.” – Noonie
Now we know how far it is from Laverton to Warburton. 570km walk, 16 days without a signal, temperature get up to 50 degree and negative 7 degrees, with hot wind, fires and dangerous animals like number one deadly snake, number one deadly spiders, number one deadly scorpion, dingos hunt in pack and hard to find water out here. This part of the walk is going to be hard and all eyes with be watching this part. Let do this and make history.
We on our way back to Leonora town. To rest up and get back into the walk a gain. Tomorrow the walk will start from Leonora on to Laverton than to Warburton town.
Good morning all firstly I just wanted to thanks Richard & Sandra Evens from Leonora town for doing a welcome to country and doing a BBQ when we first arrive in Leonora town and doing a dinner over they place where we meet the elders and talking with them about want being happen in Leonora town.
Also just wanted to thank Jill Ashwin for helping us and letting us stay at her place to rest up and get supply again for the walk we need for the desert road.
Now we are now on our way walking to Laverton town and mute be off Facebook for about 3 days guys. O.k but see how it go. I well be back on Facebook when I can.
I get closer and closer everyday to this spot that I screen shot from the computer couple month back. This spot is the last road before it changes to dirt road call the Central Desert Road from Laverton, Warburton and on to Uluru the heart land people. I get closer and closer to the hardest part of the walk and it well be hard because the temperature can get up to 50 degree’s and also negative 7 degrees. But also fire, hot wind and the ground get hot as well. Nature itself is the only thing against me on this center desert road.
Everyone on Facebook, the media, the Government, the nation and the world it self well be watching this part of the walk to see if I can do it or give up and go back to Perth. All eyes well be watching this part of the walk. If I make it or pass it. It well explode all over social media everyone well be talking about it.
I know in my heart I can do this and I well never give up or give in because I choose to believe in my self that I can do this part. The support and the love I get from family, my people, my Friends, the followers, the country and the world it self well give me the strength to push through this part of the walk and to get justice for my people and for this country.
But I think to my self what do people say about me or talk to other about me when I do this part. I know I well go down in the history book, come Australia icon and my people well tell story about me when I’m gone from this earth. But well it change this country to change it way. All I want is for my culture to live on for other 60,000 years or more and think to get better for my people.
But most of all to seen this country come together and seen a Aboriginal leader running this country. But also start working on building a better country and a better world for all life who live on it that share this world with us. But in the end I choose to believe and I well never stop until I see this dream happen when I’m alive.
We have done some much scene and acting with NITV. It was like we was making a movie and I feel that tired I just wanted to go to bed or go to the pub for a beer. But it good NITV are following us and filming the walk. I think they going to made a documentary or mite turn it in to a movie after the walk is finish. Also I just wanted to thank NITV for giving us a satellite phone to help us keep in connected with family and friend because now we a entering the hardest part of the walk that could lead to death or not. But we are ready and cannot wait to start the walk from Laverton on to Warburton.
Just sitting down on the side of the road watching the sun set and thinking about a lot of issues that we hear from elders and community leader we pass. Those who like to meet us in Laverton we be there in two days from now.
I just wanted to thank uncle Victor Ashwin for showing us guys around for the last two day’s and explaining about the land, the law and what happen here in the past to your old people when the white man came here and start to destroy everything. Also I just wanted to thank you for taking us out to see community to find out want being happen in this country area. The story we hear, the pain they are going through and the anger they have at the government for not helping them. It should not be like this for the desert people. It get me that angry how the government promises our people think like they say and than don’t do nothing. The community and the station we went to are on the list to be closed, Kutkabueba community and Windidda station, from the forced closure of community.
This how the government work when a community or a station need help with thing. The government come out to see them and see want they can do and say yes we help we can do this or that to help you. But when they gone we wait and the government don’t do nothing to help our people because the government don’t care or have no respect for our cultures. All this government want from our people is our land to mine it and destroy it because the greed of needing money and land. But don’t care for the people who live and look after the land for 60,000 years.
Thank you uncle Victor Ashwin showing us around. Now we now know what the desert people need to help them for they community and at they station. We well not stop with this walk. Until our people in community or station start getting help from the government or this government can piss off out of this country. Now on our way back to Leonora today.
“Getting ready to pack up, have some food and look at some more country.” – Noonie
“About twelve ks from the community, this is were the water will come from to supply the houses, this is good drinking water, we fill our water containers from here. There was a small flock of bird’s hanging around waiting for up to go, I could not get a film of them drinking, a working dog would get to close and away they went. Victor Ashwin show us around Windidda, spoke on how hard they have keep up the work on Windidda, with little help from the government and not looking like getting much in the future. I wish Victor Ashwin and the members of this community and others community all the best of luck in this struggle for their homes on country.” – Noonie
“Having a feed of fresh beef ribs at Windidda” – Garry