Day 142: Leaving Coober Pedy

Day 142: 7am

[Admin Luke] On my way to the Fremantle Magistrates Court to face two charges I incurred while sitting peacefully (and then laying down) in a piece of Native bushland in an effort to defend the Beeliar Wetlands.

This is my first time facing any sort of charge in the courts but I’m not really nervous. I couldn’t be more sure of the decision I made that morning. I did the right thing.

I am a person of good character who by and large has good relationships with the police both in my local community and at a broader community level – and I’m likely about to get a fair trial under the law.

This morning I’m thinking deeply about my privilege. About how lucky I am to be facing a fair trial and not just being shut away as an enemy of the state as many of my friends overseas have been for similar acts of civil resistance.

About how glad I am that even in my exhaustion last year I found the energy to step up when the time came to #ProtectPeacefulProtest. I knew then that Barnett was planning to use those laws to crush any resistance to Roe 8, and I’m so very very glad we crushed his proposed laws instead.

Even for trespass the max penalty is 12 months in jail and a huge fine. The penalties and costs would have been exorbitant if Barnett’s anti-protest laws had gone ahead. WE are EXACTLY the people Barnett was targetting with those laws. Everyday citizens who stand up against unjust and unsupported government decisions. People willing to put their body on the line peacefully, to stop work at projects like Roe 8. This very project in fact.

So here’s to you Perth, for kicking some fucking ass and holding onto our rights, our pride and our determination to stand for what’s right.

Court starts at 8:30am, Fremantle Magistrates Court. Lots of other wetlands protectors will be having their morning in court today also.

I’m a privileged white man. I’m unlikely to receive unfair punishment at the hands of the courts today. Gotta thank everyone who came before me for that, because I can not stop thinking about my friends locked up (and often far worse) over in Egypt, in Bahrain, in Iraq and so many other places.

What ever the outcome this morning, I’ll be right, and right back into it.

Keep fighting friends.

#SaveBeeliarWetlands #noWAsharkcull #ProtectPeacefulProtest


Day 142: 2.30pm

A few photos of the sun rise this morning. – Noonie


Day 142: 3.30pm

On the road food stops to lunchtime. – Noonie


Day 142: 4pm

Tomorrow we leave Coober Pedy and start our journey making our way south towards Port Augusta. It well take us 2 week to get to Port Augusta. We being on the walk for the last four month walking thought summer and visiting community and town. Coober Pedy well be the last hottest and hardest spot on this journey, but we still got a other month or two before it start cooling down. But now we head south tomorrow.

Port Augusta here we come. It time we start heading back into big town like Port Augusta to start getting think happening for this walk for justice and start making action on this walk like rally and march thought town and city. When we head Port Augusta we be there for a week to spend time with the elders, family and see the kids at school or any one else who like to meet me. When we a in Port Augusta as well I will be stepping think up by contacting media group for interview so we can get this walk back on the news to let everyone know about this walk and why people should join me on this walk, but manly to lead this corporate government know we a coming.

In Port Augusta think a going to happen the a going to be group and I be contacting people to start organizing Marches and rally when we a coming thought your way and to also spread the word about the walk for justice. Than after Port Augusta that when we hit our first city after four month of walking Adelaide. I never being to Adelaide and it be my first time in Adelaide. But I well say we will not know what it going to be like when we hit our first city and march thought it. But we do know it going to be big when we walk thought our first city. Let do this and march for justice for all who live here.


Day 142: 4pm

This size tree it was a first along this stretch of road. The height of this tree is unusual around here. – Noonie


Day 142: 5pm

Today’s landscape. – Noonie


Day 142: 5.30pm

– Noonie

 

Days 131 & 132: Leaving Marla

Day 131: 12pm

Dr King amazing speech, I don’t fear no man on this earth, but the lord him self.


– Garry


Day 131: 1.30am

We are about to have another go at leaving Marla Roadhouse. Raining this morning, still warm and overcast, good for a walk. People at the road house are good and friendly. – Noonie


Day 132: 1pm

[Admin Lisa] The Admin Team are really excited to let you know that we have a brilliant fundraiser coming up.

As you know from Admin Luke’s appeal for funds this week, Clinton’s Walk for Justice will not continue without your support. We had a great response with donations and we have more things in the pipeline.

In the next few days we are going to run our first auction. We have been contacted by a very talented artist and he is offering to custom design a pair of shoes or boots to the highest bidder.

We want to thank Trent for his incredible generosity, if you pop over to his page you can see his designs and maybe start to plan your own .

Keep checking in our Facebook page, this is one auction worth bidding in.


Day 132: 1.30pm

I march and march my way down south towards Port Augusta. I’m going to shake think right up when I march my way thought Port Augusta, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. This corporate government better be ready when I head Port Augusta because I’m coming with the truth and going to shake this country right up to bring unity for the people of down under. It time we make a stand for what right and stand for the future of our land down under. We are now in Cadney Park. We leave tomorrow to make our way towards Coober Pedy. It well take us about three day walk to get to Coober.


– Garry

Days 100-107: (Rest) Alice Springs – XMAS

Day 100: 5.30am

15665699_1824346987821369_1980621446749926900_nGood morning all just letting you know we are up early and getting ready to head towards Alice Springs to have our break and enjoy our self wild we in Alice. We a leaving soon and going to be in Alice Spring around about 8:30am or 9:00am. It time we head to Alice Springs.


Day 100: 9.30am

Hey all just letting you know we just gotten into Alice Springs town. We are pack next to the Yeperenye centre. We just waiting on some one to come and lead us to the central land council office. So I can organized a place for the team and I a place to stay for the week until Monday when we get back into the walk again. Wild we a in Alice Springs we are here to spend time with the local, Traditional owner of this area and to rest up. If you what to meet up with me or what to see me the people of Alice Springs you can message me on Facebook or come up to me when you see me walking area town


Day 101: 8.30am

15621828_1909195159303671_140512010345354377_nGood morning all. I got this picture send to me the other day to walk for justice page from a young lady. She draw a picture of my face and think she didn’t do a great job of it. Well Let show her by seen how many like we can get on this amazing drawing she did. So she can see it and say to her self that she did a great job of drawing my face.


Day 101: 4.30pm

15578891_1909329172623603_6063884163421953892_nI like to thank Mt. Ebenezer Roadhouse Outback the Owner Steven Starken his worker Carol Rutherford and Tarwin Goncalves for helping by donating money and some food. Also I just wanted to thank Imanpa community for they warm welcome and support for the walk for justice. Thank you Imanpa community.


Day 101: 7.30pm

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Alice Springs tonight. – Garry


Day 102: 10.30am

[Admin Luke] Hi all, Admin Luke here with a quick follow up to thank everyone who has responded to yesterdays post calling for donations direct to Clinton’s account.

For those who still want to donate, here are Clinton’s bank details:

Bank name: westpac
Account name:Clinton Pryor
BSB: 736-082
Account Number: 708169

You are all wonderful!


Day 102: 10.30am

15665940_1909677645922089_3755521600428314430_nThe other day meet up with Reggie Uluru two grand son not far from Uluru. The Uluru family and the people of Uluru a very friendly and Nice people and I’m always welcome to come to they community anytime after when the walk is finish.


Day 102: 6pm

15589619_1909813405908513_667674416323479019_n15672719_1909813432575177_1944055310714016532_n[Admin Gee]

Shirts are starting to arrive! Share your pics with us! Thanks to Atreyu and little DJ for modelling.

Get yours now! www.clintonswalkforjustice.org/shop

Just a side note that there will be some delays because of the holiday period but we’ll keep you all updated.



Day 103: 7am

15621894_1824251104497624_8604547632371671951_nThis is the view from a hill at the back of were we are staying not far from Alice Springs. – Noonie


Day 103: 12pm

15697621_1824346647821403_2461530103476646419_nAs we were leaving Uluru there saw a number of sand dunes, small to larger hills, good place to take some photos from. – Noonie


Day 104: 8.30am

15621984_1910496255840228_5094177208683346567_nI don’t know how I can walk all this way from Perth to center of Australia. Unbelievable I can say. But I do know how I did it and it got to do with believing in your self. Sometime there a lot of people out in this world don’t believed in they self because it got to do with saying I don’t know if I can do it. But once you believed in your self it well show you, you can do it. This world we live in need good people to make a difference so be that person and make that change.


Day 104: 12pm

15727335_1206699332754502_1603304331941575689_n– Garry


Day 105: 9am

abcFinely made the ABC news on Christmas day. Please have a read guys and also Merry Christmas to my family, friends and follower’s. I hope you all have a amazing day on Christmas.


Day 105: 5pm

15726231_1911093219113865_1566140898877139211_nI just got away from the team today. Just to set down on my own in the bush to have a think and talk with the spirit of the land what they need me to do. But I Also bring with me wild I set in the bush the piece of Uluru. To ask question to the spirit what need to be done to help me on this journey. There none thing more better than setting in the bush with the spirit of the land an the wild life singing away. Next year is a new year and we need our time to think.


Day 105: 6pm

Merry Christmas from myself at Alice Springs, light rain falling, cool weather, have a Merry Christmas and enjoy the day for we live for a better future, we just have to work at it. – Noonie


Day 106: 5.30pm

15727167_1911526345737219_285322097206849520_nThis what one person said about me on a comment on the ABC page: This is a man. A man with purpose. A man with courage. A man with a vision. A man to respect. A man to listen to. A man with a future.


Day 107: 5.30am

15698330_1826089144313820_6292235177093084166_nWere we are staying near Alice Springs there are hill all around, at the back these shots are from the second sets of hill these are higher than the first set, stronger wind on this climb. The rain has been heavier over night and wind stronger, no climbing today to wet. – Noonie


Day 107: 8am

15726341_1208983999192702_8689269972340939899_nWell don’t look like we’re going anywhere soon and we’re up hill. – Garry


Day 107: 10.30am

Good morning all please have a look at this video. We have a hard road head off us if we going to see think get better for all of us. But it can be done. If we want to see the change in this world for our future.


Day 107: 11.30am

15740742_1911874305702423_5032320308562616828_nFollow your vision and chance your dream. When you follower your vision and chance your dream. You well become more than anyone else on this earth.


Day 107: 3pm

15726716_1911932242363296_5713663439345284560_n-1Just at Kirra Voller and Joanna Voller house in Alice Springs having a cup of tea and having a talk with them about Dylan Voller and how think are going with the Royal commission. Well they have told me every thing about how Dylan been miss treated and still is being miss treated because he spoken out the truth about how young kids in don dale detention center are not being look after. Thank you Kirra Ashleigh Skye and Joanna voller for having the time to speak to us about Dylan and how think being going for him. keep up the amazing fight with Dylan. You guys have my full support all the way to get justice for him.


Day 107: 6.30pm

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[Admin] Timesheets have been updated! Over 2200kms from Perth to Erldunda!


Day 107: 7pm

15747508_1826340534288681_8890359551814457525_nOur last sun set at Alice Springs, as the light disappears from the sky. – Noonie


Day 107: 9.30pm

15732285_1912071209016066_5701334813259319295_o-1There amazing lady from American has being doing painting of me. This is one of her painting she did of me and she just finish it. Her friend that I been talking to over Facebook have told me she be doing a lot more painting of me because she like what I’m doing in Australia. I have ask her friend about when is the right time to put her name up so people can know who she is. But her friend said she want her friend name unknown until the right time. I ready like this painting and I cannot wait to see more of them.

Have also had a talk with a other Friend of my who I know very well. He know a lady from London England who what to write a book about the walk for justice. I have told my Friend that when the walk is finish than it be o.k to have a talk with her and see about writing a book about the walk for justice. There well be a book write up about the walk and it well start after the walk is finish. They say once a book is writing and it mute reach Hollywood if a movie dictator have a read of it and he or she mute what to make a movie about the walk for justice. But we have to wait and see how this walk play out.

[Admin] From FB Follower Carol: Clinton, I am the artist, my name is Carol Mackay Wheat. I don’t mind you giving my name. I have not signed the painting yet as I wanted to work on the eyes and lips for you. I am actually Australian, I live in USA. I was raised in Bowraville, N.S. W.
Good luck with your journey. I am honored that you like the painting.