Day 39: Windidda Station

7am

14717044_706806696136469_3584360427410263428_nI 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.

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“The old meat safe at Wandidda.” – Garry

11.00am

14666099_1790703691185699_3135544393547751304_n“Getting ready to pack up, have some food and look at some more country.” – Noonie


11.30am

14721652_1790714451184623_7385975635476606289_n“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


8.30pm

“Having a feed of fresh beef ribs at Windidda” – Garry

 

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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