Days 120 – 122: Indulkana

Day 120: 7.30am

I was created in the dark and born into the light. I shall never stop until justice is served.


Day 120: 10pm

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Day 121: 12pm

[Admin Gee] Great article on Croaky by Melissa Sweet mentioning Clinton:

“Think of the courage shown by individuals like Clinton Pryor, a Wajuk, Balardung, Kija and Yulparitja man, who is making a long walk for justice from Perth to Canberra, protesting about the closure of remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia, amongst other things.

As I read about his journey to date – at his website and ABC – I imagined, what if…

…what if other people, in other places and other countries, followed in his footsteps? What if Clinton’s long walk was just the beginning of many other such transformative journeys?

There is nothing like a long walk for bringing clarity to confused thoughts and agendas, and for connecting us with what matters most.”

Thanks Melissa!


Day 121: 4pm

Hey guys quick update just letting you know we just reach Marla roadhouse about 160km from the boarder of Northern Territory the first road house we got to in South Australia. We got a bit of a set back the weather up this way on top of South Australia is really hot and the car has being playing up. The water pump in the engine of the car is broken and now has a hole in it. So that mean our engine has being over heating and we cannot go a head down south with out fixing it.

Also on top the roof rake on the trailer has broken down and falling on the trailer and that need fixing to and we don’t have no spree tyres. But thank to APY community Indulkana we when to see just than have allow us to use they work shop to fix the water pump in the engine and fix up the roof rake and also giving us three new tyres for free. We a going to stay over night at the marla roadhouse and tomorrow go out to Indulkana community to fix the car up.

I just wanted to thank APY Indulkana community for allowing us to use the work shop and giving us a helping hand to fix the car up and giving us three new tyres. Thank you Indulkana community.


Day 121: 7pm

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Thanks so much Samantha!


Day 122: 8am

Wake up this morning watching the news how the weather like for today. The weather in Queensland is 38 dragees all ready at 7:00am.I like well I been walking no stop thought this summer heat and the weather it self is just warming up. It been not stop heat every sin we walk into south Australia. So there for the team and i going to be walking at night and chill all day so we don’t get sun burn in the day time.

We going to stay a other night in Marla roadhouse because the car is not fix. We a going back out to the community to continued working on the car until it finish. Than start getting back into the walk again and make our way south towards port August.


Day 122: 4pm

It been a very busy day today everyone was working hard on the car and the trailer to get think done and ready to head south. The new tyres are on, widow is fix and the rake on the trailer is fix. The only think left now is to fix the water pump in the engine. Once the water pump is fix than we can get back into the walking heading towards port August way. I feel good doing a good day of working hard. Now it time to relax and have something to eat and have a beer after hard day of working.


Day 122: 5.30pm

Half way there still got another 2, 530km* to go to reach the end of this journey I when on. This journey I went on with Garry and Noonie well always be with me when I finish it and for the days of my life until I get old. I know people have being waiting on me to start speaking the truth. But I waiting until the right time because I’m enjoying what I’m seeing out here on the land and out in the bush because I’m with my ancients and my people learning and understand what need to people done for my people and for the wildlife. Port August is where I well speak and how I’m going to move this country forward.

This walk I’m on is more than me it is about all of us and it about how we can make this right. I have walk and walk on this land within my ancient foot steps and seen thought they eyes how they live of the land and how they live free for over 100,0000 until Western came here and change our way of life. Now I understand why my ancient showing me thought the spirit fire to walk a cross the country. When I was on heirisson island in Perth fighting to stop community to be closure down and for the homeless to get home. My ancient wanted me to do this because to end the sufficient, pain and save my culture from dieing out and bring this country together.

This country is ready to make it right because the people out there on this land we share and my people wanted change but didn’t know how to bring us together and have being yelling for it. But thought this walk has made it happen, there all different culture people in this country and around the world watching this walk. This walk was never about me, it about bring us together and putting our difference to the side because we all wanted the same think and that is to live happen, free and make the world a better place.

*[Admin] Distance to be adjusted after Timesheets update!

 

 

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.

3 thoughts on “Days 120 – 122: Indulkana”

  1. Well said Clinton, the walk is not just about you but about the whole community. You talk the language of reconciliation when you have the right to be bitter and filled with resentment. What has happened to your people has a word and that word is genocide, but here you are, walking in peace, your spirit is great, it is the spirit of the land and all the ancient ones. I am with you all the way, every step, when you pass near Port Wakefield (near Adelaide) I hope to be there to cheer you on. Thanks to you and your team! Cheers, Chris Hunter.

    1. When are you expecting to arrive in Adelaide? I have had a look at the time sheets and there is no mention – only a place called Adelaide Ridge.

      Can you please let me know urgently?

      Many thanks.

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