Day 331: Nowra

Day 331: 7am

Hey guys here is the story from the New York Time. Please have a read 

Thank you New York Time for spending time with us and helping us get the story out to the world 🌍


Day 331: 7.30am


Day 331: 8am

The people we have meet along the road in the last two days. – Noonie

Adriana: It was such a pleasure meeting you all Noonie, thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us, my boys just talked all the way home about your trip and the why’s and they just wanted to stay there and talk to all of you to learn more. Anthony – my eldest told his grand parents what you had all said to him and Lucas that day, Thank you and thank you again for what you are doing. Stay strong Noonie and Clinton and the rest of the team, my pride for you guys is something I will carry forever

Day 331: 8am

Photo by Brook Mitchell for the New York Times


Day 331: 8am

I have spent a little time with Noil and Trish and enjoyed the time spent with them. Another life time struggle with this system, generation after generation. Thankyou for the time and the conversations with two wonderful people Noil and Trish. – Noonie


Day 331: 11am

After almost a year and 5580kms, Clinton’s Walk for Justice is reaching it’s final destination…

Clinton will soon be welcome in Canberra to speak with the Governor General and share the messages he has received from communities along the way! We are inviting EVERYONE to ome along and support Clinton during this history making visit to Parliarment House!

Clinton’s journey has shown us that one man CAN make a difference, so lets get behind him and show him he has ALL OF OUR SUPPORT!

Come along for a day of entertainment, food and celebration! Donations can continue to be made to Clinton and the team at www.gofundme.com/clintonswalk


Day 331: 11am

When I reach the end of this journey into Canberra. I have walked over 5,550km doing the walk for justice in the foot step of my ancients an the first walk for justice in history in the southern hemisphere.

Truth and justice well lead the way for this country to heal and to move this country forward for better future for all. Our time has come and we waited for 229 year for this to happen and it is the right time for this to happen an that is a treaty to heal the nation.

we’ll speak out about the issue my people an none indigenous people from community, homeland, station, town and city about the injustice that taking place throughout this country. The truth is the truth and it is the only way to move forward.

It is time for political from both side and the governor general to set down and it time to listen. No more we shall not live a lie. It is time for the truth to be heard.

-The spirit walker-


Day 331: 12.30pm

On our way to Nowra just pass the HMAS Albatross. A great day for the walk. – Noonie


Day 331: 4pm

On our way out of Nowra. – Noonie


Day 331

To the end of the day, the 8th. August. – Noonie


Day 331: 9pm

 

Day 330: Shoalhaven

Day 330: 8am


Day 330: 11.30am

Rosie at the blue dog cafe – Jack


Day 330: 11.30am

A senior elder pull up this morning for a Yuan and wanted to hand over a gift for doing amazing thing for our people an wanted to let me know to keep up the amazing work I doing.

He wanted me to have this an to look after it or take it back where it come from. He said it a handle axe he got this from someone else who said this handle axe is from the Kimberley an he wanted to hand it back to some one who from the Kimberley.

The handle axe has been around in my people culture sin time began an the dreaming began. My people use the handle axe to cut, hurt and use it to make think out of it.

I do not know how old this handle axe peace is but it look very old and could be 25,000 to 30,000 year old and look in good condition. But I just guising how old it is.

Who ever handed over this to the senior elder in this country around should of taking it back to the Kimberley where he or she gotten it from an not take think from other people country without permission from the first people of that area

If it was none indigenous person I going to let other cultural people know please do not take old alder fact from first people country area. You have no right to take think like this who belong to my people without permission.

Now I have to hold on to this very old agent alder fact handle axe until it get sent back to the Kimberley at a aboriginal culture centre. I would like someone from the Kimberley region who know some one that work at a aboriginal culture centre that look after our ancestors tool too to message me so we can organise something to get this back to Kimberley area.

If no one don’t message me I would have to hold on to this until I get back to Perth and speak with my senior elder’s to organise something to get this sent back to the Kimberley.

If you find old agent alder fact please don’t touch or take it away because it well take a long time to organise think to get them send back to which country it come from.


Day 330: 2pm

We have just pass Martin’s Orchard on the walk to Canberra. – Noonie


Day 330: 4pm

You have amazing people do amazing stuff this day. Came a cross this on the road today.


Day 330: 5,30pm

Good news the alder fact of the handle axe that was giving to me today from senior elder of this country area. Will be handed over to people from the Kimberley when I get into Canberra.

Where it well travel back home to the Kimberley to be look at from senior elder from Fitzroy, Derby and Broome to see where about the handle axe come from an which country it belong to.

It is good to know a agent tool my ancients use is going back home where it belongs and it can findley rest after so long been away from it country area.


Day 330: 6.30pm


Day 330: 6.30pm

A Other one from Twitter some people this day. It good staff what they do 😉😊


Day 330

Along the road 6th and the 7th of August. – Noonie

Day 328 & 329: Milton

Day 328: 9am

[Admin Toby] Part of NITV ‘You Are Here’ tomorrow night!

In Connection to Country we are first shown the Burrup Peninsula which is home to the oldest art in the world. Outdating the pyramids and Stonehenge by thousands of years, what should be an area that is protected and highly valued by the nation has been decimated by nearby mining and neglect by the government.

With reports for many years about the importance of the site and the continued destruction in the area it’s a heartbreaking reality for the Aboriginal community who have recently learned that along with this site, over 2000 other sites once registered as sacred have been deregistered without consultation with community by the Western Australian government.

“They de-registered those sites by stealth, we don’t know how long it took them. One of the Ministers found out by accident that all these sites were being de-registered. They wanted to put a new classification on all of these sites that stated that they had to have a regular activity on these sites to be called a sacred site but – who decided that? It certainly didn’t come from Aboriginal people, it’s something that they have come up with overnight to fast track all those mining approvals.” Mowarin says.


Day 328: 11.30am

Our number of our people drop down to also must extinction from 1788 to 1901 there was only 25,000 of us left. Until the last 117 year our population increased from 25,000 to 548,118 population.


Day 328: 3pm

The illawarra koori mens support group,wollongong – Eric


Day 328: 4.30pm


Day 329: 11.30am


Day 329: 2pm

On our way, we have passed through Milton. – Noonie


Day 329

Our walk on the 6th, after Milton. – Noonie


Day 329: 4pm

Final decision has been made about when we get into Canberra. Please listen in.


Day 329: 5pm


Day 329: 6.30pm

Day 327: Wollongong Daytrip

Day 327: 8.30am

I stand proudly with my elder’s and my people an we shall never give up on fighting for justice an for the truth to be heard. We must continue to fight for our right as first people and we must continue to fight for our ancestors land to be protected and respect in this modern world. But we must do what ever we can to keep our culture a live for the future generations to come so it can live on when we pass on.


Day 327: 10am

– Garry


Day 327: 10am


Day 327: 10.30am

We are our ancestors and they are us. We have been here since time began and the dreaming began. We are the first people of this land we live on and we are the oldest living culture on earth.

The spirit walker


Day 327: 11am

I what to thank everyone for coming out yesterday in Nowra town.

I what to thank Peter Combo, Cullunghutti for organising everything yesterday in Nowra and helping organise accommodation for us.

I what to thank the girls for the food and nourish and gift vouchers, WAMINDA.

I what thank Uncle Paul Mcleod and Uncle Joe Brown-Mcleod and dancers welcoming me on Country.

I also what to thank all of the wonderful Community supporter and Nowra/surroundings areas for coming.

Thank you everyone in Nowra town.


Day 327: 12pm

Should have bought an oyster knife. – Jack


Day 327: 12pm

Hey guys this is in Wollongong today if people of Wollongong community what to see us or what to say hello.

At 3pm we will do a meet/greet with some of Aboriginal Elders and the Lord Mayor, Gordon Bradbery, at the Cultural Centre, Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation at 22 Kenny Street, Wollongong – please be there at the Cultural Centre at 2:45pm.

At 3:30pm we will then walk up to the amphitheatre in Crown Street Mall in Wollongong and and to a short speech to the crowd.

At 3:45pm we will then walk to the Wollongong Youth Services at 85 Burelli Street, Wollongong for a community BBQ cooked by the Koori Men’s Group.

Please be there thank you.


Day 327: 1pm

I just what to thank this two janelle Cronin from the Navajo nation and Zach Wamego- Prairie Band Potawatomi who travel from United States of America who are native American people to pass on a message on the behalf of they people. This two a from standing rock and are the water protecter.

I what to thank you two my brother and sister from united States for coming to see us yesterday and I what to thank your people for standing up protecting mother earth.

Thank you our native brother an sister from united States and we must stand together to protect mother earth.


Day 327: 2.30pm

[Admin Toby] Shirts are being sent today which concludes all orders. They will still be available but we cannot guarantee they will be delivered before Clinton reaches Canberra. The crew may have a few on hand if you are meeting up with them between Sydney and Canberra. Thankyou everyone for your support!


Day 327: 6.30pm

Wollongong greeting. – Jack


Day 327: 9.30pm

[Admin Toby] Thanks Reggie for reminding us today is National Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day and sending us this about your great work in the Territory.

Day 326: Nowra Bridgewalk

Day 326: 7am

I want to thank Kings Point retreat Ulladulla for letting us stay for two nighy for free at they accommodation in Ulladulla.

I want to thank Leanne Barford and who work for the Ulladulla Local Aboriginal Land Council for organising everything and helping with every thing in Ulladulla.

I want to thank the Elder who did the Welcome to Country lastnight at the local aboriginal land council named Uncle Fred. The mob is the Murramarang People for coming tonight to.

Thank you everyone in Ulladulla for the warm welcoming.


Day 326: 7am

I just having a talk with the New York Time and I was asking about where our walk for justice story will go out to. They said the story will go to Australia 🇦🇺, American 🇺🇸 , Canada 🍁, England, China 🇨🇳, Europe, India 🇮🇳 you may say it go all over the world 🌍 to a lot of millions of people. So there for the world will know about the walk for justice.


Day 326: 7.30am

Mollymook Beach. A rock beach line here, had to see it. – Noonie


Day 326: 8.30am


Day 326

Thursday the 3rd of August, from Mollymook Beach, the walk towards Ulladulla and then we drive towards Nowra for the bridge walk.


Day 326: 11,30am


Day 326: 11.30am


Day 326

Nowra, the welcome and smoking before the bridge walk. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 326: 2.30pm

Nowra big welcome awesome. – Jack


Day 326

The walk over the bridge at Nowra. – Noonie

Bonus Video

Day 323 & 324: Mogo

Day 323: 8.30am

Mogo gold rush town. – Jack


Day 323: 11.30am

Enjoying rest day today because it going to be raining all day. But tomorrow we be getting back into the walk again because it well be sunny. The team went out to go enjoy them self for and have a look a around this area.

Me i relaxing and thinking about think an thinking about the walk and all the thing I have seen and listen and feet sin been on the walk. So today is a good day of relaxing to go over think and enjoy the day wild it raining all day with a cup of tea.


Day 323: 12pm

The full documentary of the walk for justice has finally come out thanks to The QUO an thanks to Alfred Pek for making this happen an putting it together to explain it very well.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thequoau/

Website – http://thequo.com.au


Day 323: 2pm


Day 323: 2pm

I just wanted to thank everyone from Batemans Bay the community for coming out yesterday to march with us over the bridge to shut it down for a walk for justice.

I what to thank those who have organise everything yesterday and those who help us out getting accommodation, food, donation and getting my laptop fix.

I what to thank the Gold rush colony for putting us up for two night for free at they accommodation in Mogo.

I what to thank active computer technology from Batemans Bay for fixing my lap top after it crash down

I what to thank Katungul AMS for they support and helping us out with donation like food and vouchers.

I what to thank the police in Batemans Bay for helping out with closing the bridge and help us walk across safely with family and kids.

I what to Murra Mia aboriginal tenancy services for doing the BBQ, organisaing bridge march and overall corrindation ever thing.

Thank you Batemans Bay people an community for all the support and help


Day 323: 8.30pm

We all have come a long way and now it time we finish this off and do why we went on this journey in the first place.

I’m almost there at end of a amazing journey. It has been a great honour to walk in the foot step of my ancients and I walk with prouded for my people and walk on song line that my ancients made for us to follow and understand why they was created in the first place for my people.

I do not know what going to happen when I reach Canberra, but I do know in my heart an mind I must try because it need to be done to change this country and this world we live in. But I hope it well be something that this country will never forget and it well help change this country way to do better to build a better country and a better world we live in.

All that matter now is to speak the truth from the heart to make this men in suit and everyone else who live here to change they way and do better than they know them self now.

I hope in year to come people well talk about the walk for justice that a man who was just young walk across a land thought different country for his people and for everyone else. Walk all the way to the capital city call Canberra to speak the truth and send a message he collected from his people and from every one else on this journey that made him did it in the first place.

The walk well live on and the name the spirit walker well live on when I go and pass on. A man who walk across a country bring hope and change and all the way to capital city to tell men in suit to change they way because he believe and he believe in a dream could made a difference.


Day 324: 9.30am

We are on our way and a good farewell to Mogo, again good people have help us and thankyou for the support given to us. – Noonie


Day 324: 2.30pm

We have walked to Batemans Bay and have moved forward to Mollymook to set up to stay, then continue walking tomorrow. – Noonie


Day 324: 5.30pm


Day 324

From Mogo to our place to sleep, the first half. On the road. – Noonie


Day 324: 6.30pm

Day 321 & 322: Batemans Bay

Day 321: 6am

Up early at 6:00am and into it. 65km walk to do today an up an down hill an mountain. So today is going to be a good day of walking.


Day 321

Our start to when Garry and Brett drove up to us. – Noonie


Day 321

1st half of the day from what can be seen along the way. – Noonie


Day 321

– Jack


Day 321

Our finish for Saturday was a surprise, a little surprise greeting party for Clinton and us. – Noonie


Day 321: 6.30pm


Day 321

Saturday the 29th was one of thoes day people stop to talk to Clinton and toot the horns, a good day. – Noonie


Day 321

2nd half of Saturday on the road. – Noonie


Day 322: 9.30am

This morning’s start at Moruya the on to Batemans Bay. – Jack


Day 322: 9.30am

We have left Moruya for Batemans on our way. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 322: 10.30am


Day 322

The walk over the Bridge at Batemans Bay, Sunday. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 322: 2pm

The Bridge march we shutting down the bridge in Batemans Bay.


Day 322: 4.30pm

I meet a young amazing man tonight to spend some time with him. This hero man name is Eli he from Batemans Bay. I came over his house tonight after the march to see him. His mum had a talk with me that little Eli is a big fan of my walk and he couldn’t walk with me today because he unwell of very bad condition call brain cancer. So I decided after the walk today to go and see him to spend sometime with him and giving him straight to not give up and keep fighting his brain cancer.

Would like my follower and friends to show your support by liking his page, sharing his stuff on his page and send him your love an help him on his journey as well.

Thank you Eli chatfield for letting me spend sometime with you little brother.

Link here to show your support: https://www.facebook.com/Fighting-For-ELI-229490450880680/


Day 322: 6pm

Batemans Bay today great community. – Jack


Day 322

Our day has finish in Mogo, then drove to Batemans Baye for the walk over the bridge. Then back to Mogo. – Noonie

Day 320: Narooma

Day 320: 7.30am

I just wanted to thank aunty Merryn Apma an aunty Cheryl Davison, wally Stewart and Kenny Campbell for organising everything in Tilba Tilba town and organise a raffle tickets that rise upto $875 dollars to help us continue our walk towards Sydney an then Canberra.

Also I what to thank everyone for going fishing an getting a lot of sea food for everyone so that everyone have something to eat on the day went we made our way into Tilba Tilba town on Yuin country area.

In the raffle tickets that when on sale was three prise win.

The first prize winner go to Cheryl Moreton.

The second prize winner go to Carol Andrew.

The third prize winner go to Lyndall majnusseson.

We what to thank every one for paying a ticket to enter the raffle and also help rise some money to help us on our journey. Thank you everyone for coming our yesterday and coming our to walk with us an having a talk about why we doing the walk for justice for.

[Admin Gee] Apma Creations


Day 320: 9.30am

On the road again we now heading towards Batemans Bay town it well be a two day walk. We be getting into Batemans Bay by tomorrow night. If people a looking for us we are walking on A1 hwy towards Sydney Redfern.


Day 320

I found a a bit of magic on the side of the road, but I could not get it to work. – Noonie


Day 320: 1pm

It time for thing to change and the time is now. I have come a long way and I’m now close to the end of this amazing journey we all come on together. We must now come together to stand for truth and justice or we be at this for year to come. I ask all my people and none indigenous people to meet me in Canberra when I get there or organisae national rally cross this country when we reach Canberra to rally for justice and for thing to change.

– The spirit walker –


Day 320: 1.30pm

Australia needed a treaty with its Aboriginal population giving elders more control over their people, which would help address inequality and issues that the Indigenous people faced every day.

Many in the Aboriginal community had lost faith in the “Recognise” movement and just wanted a formal treaty in place, giving them the rights they needed to improve their lives and future of the race.

“It should have been done in 1788, 229 years ago and we are still waiting for it to happen,” he said. “The most thing I worry is see a lot of my people living homeless, watching the land being destroyed and my culture dying out.”


Day 320: 1.30pm

On our way and walking. – Noonie


Day 320: 1.30pm

Please have a read from Narooma news it about the treaty I talk about.


Day 320

Up to our lunch stop. – Noonie


Day 320: 2.30pm

[Admin Toby]  Rally for David Dungay in Sydney today with the families lawyer from the National Justice Project Mr Duncan Fines (last picture)

We want Truth: Aboriginal Man’s Family via news.com.au

Video: Paddy’s Speech thanks to Natalie


Day 320: 5.30pm

Dropping the men of today then setting camp up 10 KS out of Narooma. – Jack


Day 320

The end of the day for us. – Noonie


Day 320: 7.30pm

– Garry


Day 320

Along the road Friday. – Noonie

Days 317 & 318: From Bega ft Joe Williams

Day 317: 8.30am


Day 317: 11am

Be informed, be involved, be inspired Land rights. Our land is our library and our home an we have every right to fight for justice and for change.


Day 317: 11.30am


Day 317: 12.30pm

Off out of Bega and now on out way towards Tilba Tilba town. We be getting there by tonight. It a 63km walk but I hoping we get by tonight.


Day 317: 2.30pm

We have left Bega and on our way. – Noonie


Day 317: 5pm


Day 317

From Bega to our pickup, 25th of July. – Noonie


Day 317: 5.30pm


Day 318: 8am

Rip peace Yunupingu I remember as a young fella I love listening to your music and the song you made. You sing like a angel an touch people heart thought your music. You Sing your song thought traditional language and put it to make the world understand our beautiful language. Rip Yunupingu.

Sending our love and pray 🙏 to the Yolngu people up in East Arnhem land at this hard time of the lose of a beautiful singer.


Day 318: 11.30am


Day 318: 2pm


Day 318: 2pm

Some one uploaded this on twitter to our page Clinton walk for justice unbelievable it look amazing and deadly. A picture that signal justice, truth, unity, change and peace.

[Admin Gee] Thanks to @Biggy1883 on Twitter for this! 


Day 318: 2.30pm

We have just past through Cobargo on our.walk to Canberra. – Noonie


Day 318

More of our walk and a goodbye to Joe Williams, thanks for the company. – Noonie


Day 318: 5.30pm

I wanted to thank you Joe Williams brother for coming out to spend two day out with us an having a yarn, camping and walking with me to support us on this amazing walk we doing. I hope see you in Sydney Redfern for catch up or in Canberra.

Brother Joe dose a lot of work with youth an mentoring with a lot of our people to help them get thought life with depression and he also dose suicide prevention to bring out awareness about the issue that affect community from suicide.

Please show your support to Joe to help stop suicide in community

The team and I wanted to thank you brother for joining us and supporting to get the word out about the walk for justice. Hope to see you in Sydney brother.

[Admin Gee] Check out more about Joe at his website: http://www.joewilliams.com.au/

Day 316: Jigamy Farm

Day 316: 7am

We must no longer live by lies. The only way forward is thought peace and we must now stand for the truth and justice. We as the people on this earth what change.


Day 316: 7.30am

All this, no clouds just the sun coming up over the hill line. Just for me and every single living identity on the great planet, mine, ours and the home for us all. A sunrise for life itself. – Noonie


Day 316: 8am


Day 316: 10am

[Admin Toby] A Raffle is being held at Apma Creations Gallery in Tilba on Thursday to raise funds for the walk 😄👣🐾

1st prize.
Apma Dreaming 
Original painting
By Artist Merryn Apma

2nd prize
Print
Of the black cockatoo
Artist Cheryl Davidson

3rd Prize
Gift pack from Apma Creations
Mug, coaster, key ring

$20 a ticket. All proceeds are donated to Clinton’s Walk for Justice


Day 316: 12.30pm

[Admin Toby] Strong speeches in Sydney today in beginning the rallies of Justice for Elijah across the country; thanks to Padriac Gibson we share this.

“That’s our responsibility to use this technology that our Elders did not have – that makes a massive difference. Plus the unity and solidarity that comes with that technology.” Shaun Harris

#justiceforelijah
#nojusticenopeace


Day 316

The start from Jigamy farm to Bega, this lot finishes at Pambula, at the place were we had started walking Friday, with the walk from Pambula to Merimbula. We then started our walk at Merimbula where we had finish the walk last Friday night, as we were about to start walking to Bega, we were approached by a man who ask about us and shouted us a meal, he and his partner of a shop, Hungry’s Fish n’ Chips. We had a very good meal and thanks to more wonderful people along the way on this journey, we again thank people for good food and a friendly welcoming. Thanks again to people at Jigamy farm and Hungry’s Fish n’ Chips at Merimbula for very good food, friendly similes and warm hearts. – Noonie


Day 316: 5pm


Day 316

From the Hungry’s Fish n’ Chips at Merimbula were we started our walk after a meal stop to about 4ks out of Bega – Noonie


Day 316: 8pm