Day 261: Ballarat

Day 261: 6.30am

Good morning everyone that tonight we be making our way into Ballarat town. Tomorrow morning there going to be a event at Victoria park on Oak drive. Please get there at 10am as there going to BBQ, speaking and Wadawurrung traditional owners of the country area are going to do welcome to country to welcoming us into they country area. So please get there tomorrow at 10am.


Day 261: 8am

On our way towards Ballarat, we are walking on the Western Hwy and we be in Ballarat tonight. Then it Melbourne our second city yyyyyeeee


Day 261: 9.30am

Had a walk around Beaufort this morning to enjoy the town, of what I had time for. What part of this journey don’t I like. None. – Noonie


Day 261: 10.30am

Heading out of Beaufort. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 261: 4pm

I just got this thought message from Michelle Place

Hi Clinton, I have to start by saying you are a legend! Super inspiring and very brave, what a challenge you have set yourself for such an important cause. I am a teacher and I have been showing the kids what you are doing and they are so keen to give you support! Today we played in the Aboriginal Power Cup and we have added your hashtag to our Guernsey to show our love and support for you. You are inspirational and a modern day hero to me. What you are doing is so significant and meaningful, and I have loved following your journey so far👏 ❤️👊💙👐

Thank you Michelle Place and thank you guys for supporting the walk for justice. Keep following us we just getting started on the walk.


Day 261: 4pm

From Beaufort to the end of the day for us. Then we will spend the night in Ballarat. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 261: 5.30pm

It was a day of people stopping today, good and wonderful people. – Noonie


Day 261: 6pm

“Clinton Pryor, 27, believes indigenous elders should be given full control of their communities.
Mr Pryor was involved in protests on Heirisson Island in Perth last year over the forced closure of WA indigenous communities when he decided to embark on foot to see Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.”

Article by Rebecca Gredley, Australian Associated Press, published on Perth Now.
Photo courtesy of Lydia Shaw Photography.


Day 261

Shared by Garry

[Admin] Dumbartung: http://www.dumbartungaboriginalcorporation.org/

Days 259 & 260: Ararat & Beaufort

Day 259: 1.30pm

(You never know what you going to learn when your doing something amazing. All that matter is learn wile you can on it.)


Day 259: 6pm

We are at Ararat for the day, so I went for a little walk to the main street to have a look around. – Noonie


Day 260: 8.30am


Day 260: 10.30am

On our way out of Ararat. – Noonie


Day 260: 11am

On our way towards Ballarat town now. We be getting into Ballarat by tomorrow night. I have talk with the council group of Ballarat to help us by doing a welcome to country on Wednesday morning around 10am an to help out with donation, food voucher and fuel voucher on top accommodation for me and my team.

I trying to organize and look at where in Ballarat to do welcome to country from the council group and a location where everyone can come to meet us to. So I waiting on the council group to give me a call back tomorrow. Once I have a location I put it up on Facebook letting people know where to meet for the welcome to country.

If people from organization or from group what to help out in some way or help donate please commit your name, number and who you with or who you work for please commit or message me so i can call you to organize think with you over the phone.


Day 260

On our way to a lunch break. – Noonie


Day 260: 8pm

Cartoon by Cathy Wilcox, shared by Garry


Day 260

From lunch time and after changing a tyre on the buggie, we made it into Beaufort with some night walking. – Noonie

Days 257 & 258: Ararat

Day 257: 8am

Good morning guys it anther beautiful day of walking. Up early and into it, getting closer an closer ever day to Melbourne we are not far now. If people what to know where we are. We are still on the Western Hwy going towards Melbourne we are about 250km out from Melbourne on the Western Hwy. That is a 5 day walk none stop. But we looking at getting in Melbourne in 7 days because we going to use the 2 days to see community, council group and anyone else who waiting for us. You all have amazing day today


Day 257: 9am

I’ll be looking – Garry


Day 257

From camp to lunch. – Noonie


Day 257: 5pm

Thank you Malika Kickett sister for adding this to my picture it well said.

(A person without culture is like a tree without root.)


Day 257

Lunch next to a lake and camping in a caravan park. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 258: 9am

Welcome to Victoria where they show you and teach you how to go to the toilet.


Day 258: 10am

We are on the walk from the caravan park. A warm start with cloud building up. – Noonie


Day 258: 1pm


Day 258: 2.30pm

It raining where we are. We about 5km out from Ararat town. We be camping in Ararat tonight. Than tomorrow we be making our way towards Ballarat town and we be getting into Ballarat town by Tuesdays morning. Than it Melbourne yyyyyeeee out second big city on our walk. Melbourne mob we are on our way so let make this happen Melbourne people


Day 258


Day 258: 5pm

We finish up at Ararat. – Noonie


Day 258: 7.30pm

A few photos of the country side on our way to Ararat. – Noonie

Day 256: The Grampians

Day 256: 8am

Good morning i just wanted to say thank to the Barengi Gadjin Land Council for showing us around and welcoming us into they country area. We had amazing day yesterday We started at a mission called Ebenezee Mission, 1859 to 1904. Finished with a smoking, clearing ourselves of this day, for a safe journey. Culture is alive and well here, with Barengi Gadjin Land Council thank you for amazing day


Day 256: 9.30am

Just letting people know where we are. We are still waking on the Western Hwy to Melbourne. The next town we walking to is Grampians


Day 256: 9.30am

[Guest Post] My son Kane is so proud to be Aboriginal. He was so thrilled to have met Clinton Pryor and his deadly support guys Gary, Brett and Noonie. Proving that team work and Unity will get us on the right road to justice for people in this country, while giving hope and encouragement to our youth – Tanya


Day 256: 10am

I would like to have my say on this I would like to know who representing the Noongar nation the 22 country group and 40,000 of us. Those who got chosen to represent us must think about everything about the history and struggle of our pass in the south west against this government and before that. If is our council group the SWLSA council I going to let everyone know they don’t represent our people there where the once who try to give away our native title for 1.3billion but our people managed to stop it in the federal country so we keep our native title.

The think is as sovereign people we don’t what recognise from this corporate government because they not sovereign government no more and we don’t what to treaty with them. A treaty must come and only come from two sovereign nation group. If we treaty with this government we only have to look at the history of other country like our brother and sister in American and our New Zealand brother and sister what they going thought.

We must think a better way my people a cross this great land and there is a better way to save our culture, language, secret site our old people left for us to look after it and keep it alive. So hope our people in Uluru and other country group say no to recognise and say no to a treaty.


Day 256: 11.30am

Getting stronger and stronger every day on this walk. Making me think about all the community we been thought and everyone Else back at home in Perth and how family, our people, friends and other stood Strong and proud to fight for justice for our self and for every one else. We fought for our right as people and stood for our future to rebuilt after some much was lose. There well be a time when we rebuild what we lose not just for my people but for everyone else to who live here. That everyone shall live together in harmony and peace. But the future is for us to make something of if.

!!! The spirit walker!!!

Photo talking: Green lake


Day 256: 12.30pm

Leaving Horsham to our lunch break. – Noonie


Day 256: 1.30pm

– Garry


Day 256: 1.30pm

I just letting everyone know that we looking at doing a night march thought Melbourne on 6th next month there a lot of work going on behind close door but once we have it set we well let everyone know. But the walk for justice hopefully well get into Melbourne by the 3rd or the 4th.

Melbourne well be the power house for this walk. So keep following and watching for update about how we going to do this for Melbourne and that you well know where to go for the night march thought Melbourne.


Day 256

Along the road a bit of the country side – Noonie


Day 256: 4.30pm

[Admin] Please don’t go bombarding Garry with requests for this, we’re pretty sure he doesn’t do it for just anyone 😉


Day 256

From lunch to our camp – Noonie

Days 254 & 255: Horsham + Ebenezee Mission

Day 254: 12pm

Hey guys quick update just letting you know we back into the walk today and we be getting into Horsham town tonight around about 8:00pm today. We be in Horsham tomorrow for the day to see and be welcome to country by the council group from this country area. Also I top if people what to see us or what to say hello who are follower I be putting up a update to let you know where you can meet us in Horsham some where like a park. You all have a amazing day today.


Day 254: 6pm

– Garry


Day 255: 10am

Good morning guys it a other beautiful day today just letting people now keep donating we need all the help we can get to help us from here on would to Canberra and back home to Perth. Any help we can get well get us closer and closer to Canberra thank you guys


Day 255: 7pm

History lesson for tonight guys I mean to load this video up on Sunday night. This video a call the first Australia.

The first Australia Episode 3: Freedom for lifetime.


Day 255: 10.30pm

Our day had started in Horsham, then our visit to Barengi Gadjin Country and then the walk into Horsham. Another good day thanks to good people on this journey.


Day 255: 11pm

Today we had an amazing day thanks to the Barengi Gadjin Land Council. We started at a mission called Ebenezee Mission, 1859 to 1904. Finished with a smoking, clearing ourselves of this day, for a safe journey. Culture is alive and well here, with Barengi Gadjin Land Council. – Noonie

Bonus Video

Days 252 & 253: Bendigo

Day 252: 8.30am

There a Storm is coming to Canberra and it moving this country and the spirit world as we speak. The spirit walker is coming and he well not back down until he reach Canberra to speak to the governor general the queen right hand man. To talk about him leaving his position as the governor general and to be replace by governor culture council to watch and to over see this government. So this government shall no longer and ever again get out of hand. The power must be giving back to the people.

So the people can look after this country and work together building this country for a builder future for our child and build a better world we live in but must of all respect each other and move forward together as people. It is time that he must be spoken to and if he dozing listen I shall push to speak with the queen of English to talk about treaty or to talk about why I what a governor culture council to replace his position. Unity is the only way and peace we can archive this, it is only a matter of time this well happen and it can be done.

!!!The spirit walker!!!

Thank you uncle Herbert Bropho for doing this amazing picture of me.


Day 252

Peter Hughes, Kvaser Om, Garry Ashwin, Clinton Pryor, Brett Burnell, Christopher Whittaker, Noonie Raymond and Cu Sithe` (spirit dog)

We left Maryborough to go back to Nhill and start the walk. – Noonie


Day 252: 12pm

Before we reach Canberra we be calling on all sovereign nation a cross this great land and none first nation people to meet in Canberra to walk in with me to the original embassy and to have a meeting about what we want for this country and future of this country. There be tent set up for each nation sovereign country group to represent they country an people and there be tent for none indigenous people represent the Australia people. This meeting has it body of the governor culture council. Put the meeting is about what law/lore should be in it so people who are voted in it that represent they sovereign nation and none indigenous people must follow rules so they don’t get out of hand or get paid of to pass a law thought on all of us from this government. This governor culture council must be fare and full rule to be in line.

We been at this fighting for our survival for over 230 year and we been fighting for our right has sovereign people for over 50 something years. It is time we come together from all different culture back around to talk about the future of our country and to talk to none indigenous people who been here for the last 230year to work with us to together because we are all on the same boat fighting the same government. The best way they have won and are in control of us all because we are to divided with each other. It time we come together black and white to push for governor culture council to over see this government and give the power back to the people. Thought peace we can archive this.

Photo taking by Lydia Shaw and edited by uncle Herbert Bropho.


Day 252: 1.30pm

I have join warrior resistance and the grass root movement group to tell people to vote no to constitution recognise that this government trying to push thought. We what our sovereignty and I stand against Constitution recognise. Vote no to constitution recognise.


Day 253: 10.30am

[Admin Gee] We hit 3000 followers on Twitter this morning! Join us @ClintonsWalk
Not long till this page hits 20,000! Share it around and help us get there sooner!


Day 253: 11.30am

At Bendigo before the smoking. – Noonie


Day 253: 12pm

Smoking and welcome to country at Bendigo. – Noonie


Day 253: 12.30pm

We made camp 15 ks out of Nhill. From camp to the Pink Lake for lunch. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 253: 10.30pm

From lunch to the end of our day at night time – Noonie

Days 249 – 251: Maryborough

Day 249: 10.30am

[Guest Post] A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to have Clinton Pryor aka “The Spirit Walker” visit us at the Amnesty office and chat about his Clinton’s Walk for Justice. Listen to what Clinton had to say here and learn more about his journey and the issues he is raising awareness about.

Thanks again Clinton Pryor for your time, we wish you all the best and we will continue to follow and support you on your journey.

– Amnesty International Australia – SA/NT Branch


Day 249: 2.30pm

Hello there I just want to ask if you got a spare moment to have a read of this.

My name is Clinton Pryor and I’m just writing a story about this man you see in the photo below. So please if you go some time to have a read. Please I would love for to have a read. Some of you may know him and other’s may not know him. But to me he is my uncle and his name is Uncle Anthony Spratt from Perth Western Australia. Uncle Anthony Spratt was a Homeless man who lives around Perth, Travel up north to Darwin where he live homeless up there with long Grass people and travel to Alice springs Centre Australia. Where he when thought the aboriginal Lore to become a lore man. Before returning back to Perth where he had his last day living on the street has a homeless man.

Before he passed on I would like people to know who he was, what he did and who he helped. So please keep reading, he was a great man and I would like you to know who he was, how he help so many homeless people around Perth and how he was a homeless man himself who fought against the government with other homeless people, family and friends where he live in Perth. I what people to know this man story and I think good people in this world need they story to be told.

So please continue reading….

When he returned back to Perth he was still a homeless man in a way by going around traveling to family, friends and people he know to stay one night at the place to keep himself warm at night or get something to eat for himself and also living on the street as well with other homeless people. When he was living on the street of Perth. He used to play a guitar or busk on every corner so he can make some money for himself. When he uses to busk on the street and sing along he always had other homeless people with him. What he made from busking he use to share his money with other homeless people so they had something to eat at night. He never was a Greedy man like you see this billion air or people who have a job and a home. He was a good man in a way of having none thing but share wants he had from just singing on the street of Perth and want he made he share with other.

He cares for other in a way by helping because they had none thing like he had. He was a man who cares. If a man who was homeless that cares for other. Than why people who have it all don’t care and only care for what they have. I myself just don’t understand how this world work all well back to the story. When I first when to matagarup Heirissson Island to make a stand for closer of aboriginal community in Western Australia. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into or want I was doing but when I got to Heirisson the first to people who came up to me when I first set foot on Heirisson Island was Uncle Herbert Kenneth Bropho and Uncle Anthony Spratt. The two was just setting around the fire recording video and explaining to the camera why they was on heirisson island and why they set up camp with other more or less family to make a stand. I wait for them two to finish talking to the camera.

After they finish taking to the camera. They both call me over and I introduce myself to them both and I didn’t’ know I was safe because they was family on my mother side. In the time I was on heirisson island. I got to know uncle Anthony Spratt more and want tip of man he was. When homeless people started to came on to heirisson island when the time of closer of community and that the government was force aboriginal people out of the community. Uncle Anthony Spratt was helping out aboriginal people who lost their community and people who was homeless on the island with us in away by singing his song around the fire and also telling story about the dream time. He was doing that because he was showing the homeless on matagarup not to be afraid of the government but stand up for want you believing in even if you have lose ever thing.

Every time there was a March or rally for the forced closure of community or any other rally for aboriginal people. He was right there and ready to go and march with other. Also stand with thousands of people at parliament house and make a stand for want right. When I organise a rally for the homeless one day in forest chase in Perth. He was there and standing with other people who was homeless just likes himself. He stood his ground and March with me and other people to ask the government to start help homeless people. Before the March begin at Forrest chase. I have asked the homeless to speak out to the public and tell them why they are homeless.

When I see him there at the rally. I ask him to speak out about why he was homeless and how it was very important for the government and the public to understand why people are homeless. He speaks out very proud because he wanted people to know his story why he was homeless. When the march began he stay behind because he was getting old and he couldn’t keep up when we marched to parliament house for the homeless with family, friends and support. The rally for the homeless was his last rally and we didn’t’ know if it was the last time he was going to do something right and speak at a rally for the last time.

The next day at night after rally Uncle Anthony Spratt pass away on the street as a homeless man. But before he passes away he was giving a key to a house for the first time in over 20 years on the same day before he passes on. But he didn’t get the chance to have a home for his self because he didn’t’ know that it was his last day on earth on that day. When we had his funereal there was a lot of homeless people can to his funeral. We ask for all the homeless people to carry his coffin and have the honour to lay him to rest. He was amazing man that did want he can for the homeless.

Uncle Anthony Spratt to me is a hero and inspired uncle I know who did all this thing thought in his life and how he help some many people out.. The family, friend, support and homeless remember uncle as a hero for want he have done .This why I write this story about uncle so that people can understand want person he was and want he did in his life has a homeless man.

WARNING: Image of the deceased  

To this day a lot of public and the government have being judge homeless people in a lot way like they do drug, they alcoholics and other things. But people don’t know anything about homeless person an less you know them. Never judge a homeless man a less you know them because they mute be on of the best people in the world that God giving us. So please share this story we want people to know him want person is was.

From Clinton Pryor.


Day 249: 8pm


Day 250

At Maryborough, we are at Chris’ place tents set up and the meeting ground has been done. – Noonie


Day 250: 8.30am

[Admin Toby] In 1978 “The Longest Walk” started on the 11 of February. It was an AIM-led spiritual walk across the United States to support tribal sovereignty and bring attention to 11 pieces of anti-Indian legislation; AIM (Americal Indian Movement) believed that the proposed legislation would have abrogated Indian Treaties, quantified and limited water rights, and denied other rights to Native peoples.

The walk began with a ceremony on Alcatraz Island, where a Sacred Pipe was loaded with tobacco. The Pipe was carried the entire distance. This 3,200-mile (5,100 km) Walk’s purpose was to educate people about the US government’s continuing threat to Tribal Sovereignty; it rallied thousands representing many Indigenous Nations throughout the United States and Canada. Traditional spiritual leaders from many tribes participated, leading traditional ceremonies.

On July 15, 1978, “The Longest Walk” entered Washington D.C. with several thousand Indians and a number of non-Indian supporters. After the walkers arrived in Washington D.C., the US Congress voted against a proposed bill to abrogate treaties with Indian Nations and passed the American Indian Religious Freedom Act.

More info on The Longest Walk.


Day 250

The meeting at Maryborough. – Noonie


Day 251: 6am

[Guest Post] Aunty Sue Rankin , regional Elder of the Jarra people welcomes Clinton Pryor to Dja Dja land.
This historic event took place on Warn Bulg land , (a sub tribe of the Jarra nation who were exterminated during the gold rush),
It is the first welcome to performed on this land for 200 years and more.
It is good to see this land healing at last – Chris


Day 251: 8am

The signal were we are staying is not good and sometimes not at all. I do like it here. – Noonie


Day 251: 3.30pm

I just wanted to thank Lydia Shaw for talking this beautiful Photo.

Thank you Lydia shaw.


Day 251: 4pm

Fanny Balbuk was born at Matagarup, now called Heirisson Island, on the Swan River in 1840; it was 11 years after the colony was founded.

“It’s time to hear about her.”


Day 251: 8pm

[Guest Post] Clinton Pryor Is a First Nations Sovereign man walking from WA to Canberra for the Justice of our people.We will be welcoming Clinton into Dja Dja Wurrung Country with a Community Lunch at Lake Weroona on Sunday the 21st of May at 12 Noon. Any community members who are interested in coming along and sharing your stories aspirations and future visions of Justice for our people with Clinton you are most welcome to come along and connect. Please let us know if you are coming along friends for catering purposes. Thank you all. – Sue

 

Days 247 & 248: Nhill

Day 247

At camp to the start of the day. – Noonie


Day 247: 10am

Just letting everyone know where we are and which way we walking. If people looking for us we are walking on Western Hwy all the way to Melbourne

[Admin Toby] Some photos submitted by Alexander.


Day 247

Kaniva a place were we have been welcome and we meet more good people. – Noonie


Day 247: 12pm

To our lunch break. – Noonie


Day 247: 2pm

[Admin Toby] Hello everyone! If you want to help out in events being organised to welcome Clinton and the crew to Melbourne – or to share contacts, there is a Facebook Supporters Group you can join to keep up to date with plans!

We recommend using this group to keep everyone on the same page and look forward to working together 👣


Day 247: 11pm

We are at Nhill, a roof over our heads, good food, the people we meet are amazing. – Noonie


Day 248: 8.20am

[Admin Toby] 10 Years of the NT Intervention.
This event will be held in Sydney – Saturday 24th June 1:30pm at Archibald Fountain Hyde Park to Redfern Park

“This racist paternalistic policy denies First Nations people their Human Rights and is maintained by both major parties.
It must be repealed and First Nations people’s given the right to self determination and to build their own future.”

Screenshot from 8mmm

Day 248

This B&B set up here is great. It is, Wendy’s Retreat Nhill Airbnb. The couple are lovely, you are welcome in and the food is excellent. – Noonie


Day 248: 9.30am

Hello guys it a other good day of walking but this time today we are walking in the rain for the first time sin been out in the bush. So we starting to witness the cold weather in Victoria. Soon or later the team and I well get use to it.


Day 248: 1pm

[Admin Toby] **We have updated the meeting in Maryborough which is now starting from tomorrow – Thursday 18th at 12:00 noon
Please check the details here and come up if you would like to talk in person about the Walk and getting involved in the approach to the CBD.

This will be a special event on Wulug Balug, the local sub tribe of the Jarra Nation sadly decimated due to the invasion of the gold rush. Auntie Sue will represent in a Welcome to Country ceremony, the first of its kind since the gold rush era.


Day 248

We had walked out of Nhill, along the way thinking about the Meeting at Maryborough, we then travel to Maryborough to help set up for the meeting this is to take place there.

Days 244 – 246: Victoria!

Day 244: 1am

The ending of the walk finish at night for us. – Noonie


Day 244: 10.30am

Just doing a good think me and Kvaser Om catching this baby sheep that go out from they farm. So there about 5 of them that got out and we are working as a team trying to get them one by one to return them to they home with they mummy and daddy farm.


Day 244: 11.30am

Mothers day. I never new my mothers birthday till I was in my twenty, the reason was I way always very grateful mum was a stay at home mum, now mum has past on mother’s day for me, is the day to remember everything about my mum, the life I have never forgotten. I had my breakfast in a garden, so to all the mums this is what I enjoyed in this garden. – Noonie


Day 244: 12pm

White Kangaroo’s – Garry


Day 245: 11am

If you look down in Heaven and see me, Mom I hope you’re proud of what I’ve done in my life…I do it in honor of you.

I will always love and miss you!!! Life is not the same without you MUM 💜Your always on my mind and forever in my heart.

If roses grow in heaven lord please pick a bunch for me .
Place them in my mothers arms and tell her they from me .
Tell her I love her and miss her ,
And when she turns to smile ,
Place a kiss upon her cheek,
And hold her for awhile.
Because remembering her is easy ,
I do it ever day ,
But there an ache within my heart that will never go away . HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY MY BEAUTIFUL MUM 💖

AN HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL THE BEAUTIFUL MUMS OUT THERE 💗


Day 245: 11.30am

First time I have seen white kangaroo, have heard about them seen them on tv now in the real life. – Noonie


Day 245

Clinton finish the walk into Bordertown Sunday. – Noonie


Day 246: 8.30am

Good morning guys before we start the day of walking to make it a cross the border. The team and I just wanted to thank managers at the Bordertown Motel and uniting care Wesley Port Adelaide for organising accommodate for us in border.
Me and the team had a great and relaxing time in our rooms and if any body is looking for accommodate in Bordertown I suggested staying at the Bordertown Motel .once again thank you uniting care Wesley and Bordertown Motel .

[Admin] Bordertown Motel: http://www.bordertown-motel.com/


Day 246: 11am

We have left Bordertown on our way to Victoria. Our stay once again to good people has been a good stay. Thankyou. – Noonie


Day 246: 1pm

Victoriaaaaaaaaa I’m the man, i’m the man, i’m the mannnnn. Finely make it to our 4 state. Melbourne here we come. There is none thing going to stop this march for justice to Canberra. I’m the spirit walker who walk the talk and walk the walk yyyyyeeee💪.


Day 266: 3pm

From Bordertown to the Victoria and South Australian border. Meal break. – Noonie


Day 246: 4pm

I have walk it a long way from where I have started to get here 8 month and 7day of been on this journey 2 more city to go. Than it’s the final leg walk to the last peace of this walk Canberra. I know we are not far now I can do this, we can do this. Melbourne mob let do this and let show this corporate government what we made of and send this man an women in suite a powerful message so they don’t forget what coming they way.


Day 246: 4.30pm

– Garry


Day 246: 10pm

From the border to camp – Noonie