[Admin Toby] Thankyou for all your work Barry McKay 😄👣
Day 353: 8.30am
[Admin Luke] In case you missed it when we posted an image of the physical paper version… Article from the Sunday Times
Day 353: 9am
[Admin Luke] BRISBANE FOLK: There are LOTS of tickets still available on the bus from Brisbane to join Clinton in Canberra. We really really need to fill these seats up so PLEASE BUY A TICKET and come along!!
You can also buy #PayItForward tickets for people who can’t afford their own.
Day 353: 9am
[Admin Gee] The Team are currently attending a Welcome and a School Visit but will be resuming the walk today from the Mittagong Hotel, walking towards Goulburn along the Old Hume Hwy and probably the M31.
Will update as we hear more!
Day 353: 10am
[Admin Luke] Good news, the Governor General will definitely be in town and available to meet with Clinton on Wednesday next week…..
We just might need to raise the pressure a bit to get him to actually come out and have a proper meeting with Clinton and the Elders at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy
More info soon.
Day 353: 1pm
[Admin Luke] Just got another reply from the Governor General’s office. He’s refusing to come out and discuss issues with Clinton and Aboriginal Elder’s at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. Instead his office insists only on a 1-on-1 conversation, and only up at Government House.
I think it’s time for you all to give their office a phone call and politely ask the Governor General to come out and meet with Clinton and the Aboriginal Elders at the Aboriginal Tenty Embassy on September 6.
Here’s the number: (02) 6283 3533
Where is the respect for Sovereign First Nation people?? Clinton has walked 5500km, Elders are traveling from across the country and the Governor General refuses to come out and hear their stories and take their messages for the Queen??
Day 323: 2.30pm
Day 353: 2.30pm
Day 353: 3pm
[Admin Toby] 8 people on the walk today 😃👣
Day 353: 4.30pm
Day 353: 5pm
All my life I had a dream to make a difference in this world an now I getting closer to the end of the most amazing journey I could ever done in my entire life to archive some thing good that we’ll go down in history for ever.
I know some people my thing I crazy about a story I going to tell you. It may come truth or not. But I had very strange dream last night. It was not any other dream I had before. But it was the first dream I ever had in my entire life on this earth.
This dream was something I we’ll remember for a long time. In my dream last night there was this old lady, I mean a old lady. But this old lady was not any old lady I seen before. This old lady came down from the sky and I was shocked to see this old lady coming down from the sky. I ask this old lady who stood in front of me who are you. Please don’t say I crazy or this bloke is going of he head.
But this old lady look at me and said I’m GOD, yes she said she was GOD and no joke she said this to me. I stood still and was shakeI ask her your GOD. Why are you here on earth she told me she was upset with the world and how it is today. I said to her GOD why are you here she told me she here to out judge the human race and how the world been sinin all this time.
I explain to her about my sinin an my wrong doing ever since been on earth. Than I started telling her about how the human race didn’t not understand because the human race don’t know if there is a GOD or they mute not know you excise. They only know about GOD because Jesue walk on this earth 2,000 year ago and now it 2,000 year later people may believe the bible or not believe the bible because the human race never seen what GOD look like. It because no one never mean GOD on this earth only though Jesue teaching.
She look at me and said yes she understands. I ask her a other question your GOD but your mother earth to. She said yes I’m GOD an mother earth. That when I realise it was Mother earth she was upset how the world is. She than told me that she believe in me and my people to Change the world way of thinking and what to give the people on earth the time to change to become better than what they know now.
She said I believe in you and I believe in the people who stand true to them self by looking after the earth it self and not a loud greed an money to brain wash them and to be more greedy. I told her I understand what must be done to change the world and she said though peace, harmony and unity. It is the only way the world can come better and not though war, violence, power and greed. I understood said thank you and then she when back up to the sky and disc her pied.
I never hand a dream like that before in my life meeting GOD mother earth. We all know it said GOD can come down in different human bees and this was the first time I seen this in my dream. Now I know what need to be done the earth it self is sick and the human race need to change it way before she unleash her anger on us all for doing wrong by her. But to do it in a way that it is time for this government and leader around the world need to listen to first people of the country before think get worse.
Day 349: 10.30am
[Admin Lisa] Location Update for Saturday the 26th.
Clinton’s Walk for Justice has left the Wingecarribee and are heading to the Yurtfarm in Goulburn, to set up a base for Clinton.
Yurtfarm will be the basecamp for the next few days.
Day 349: 11.30am
Clinton’s Walk for Justice has left the Wingecarribee and are heading to the Yurtfarm, Goulburn in Monaro country, to set up a base for Clinton to complete his walk to Canberra, Sun 3rd Sept 2017 👣💛👣❤️👣#clintonswalkforjustice Thanks go to Peter Swain & Jo Albany for arranging a comfortable base for Clinton’s Walk for Justice 💛👍🏼❤️
[Admin Team] But he knew he was there for a reason, and that he could make a difference, so he kept going, one step at a time.
“When I got there I learnt so much about our sovereign people and what we’ve been fighting for,”
This article in The Saturday Paper is one of our favourites!
Day 346: 7.30pm
Day 346: 8.30am
Good morning guys it a beautiful day today.
Day 346: 1.30pm
[Admin Toby] Over the course of Clinton’s Walk, his Uncle Herbert Bropho has kept in contact by often sending me video’s and – as im sure you have seen – the many memes and images blended into works of art. He surprised Clinton and the crew by joining them in Sydney for the final length to Canberra, sporting one of the supporter shirts. He has never given up advocating for rights, his nephews cause, speaking at rallies such as the nation wide ‘Justice for Elijah’ protests, and local issues such as Wadjemup (Rottnest Island), the case of Matagarup and homelessness.
In a defiant plea, Uncle Herbert also sits at the gates of his former Swan Valley community every Monday since being closed by the WA State Government in 2003. Its people were immediately disposessed and made homeless after 11 houses were demolished in the dawn with no notice of eviction given to the families.
With the demolition of community infrastructure at Oombulgurri
and Barnetts intention of further community closures, the situation of homelessness rose to media attention again in 2016 following a 3rd raid to confiscate personal belongings on Hieresson Island by police and City of Perth officials. Although registered as a sacred site, an Injunction lodged by Bella Bropho was unsuccessful at the time that Clinton set out accross the country on foot.
Here is a video of Matagarup or Hieresson Island that Uncle Herbert shared with me a few weeks ago that I hadn’t seen and its honesty struck me. Featured in New Zealand it was free of media bias and its images presented the fact that not much has changed in the approach of governments to the realities of First Nations People.
Matagarup – a place of Aboriginal cultural significance – was called a refugee camp for valid reasons.
Day 346: 3pm
Day 346: 3pm
Day 346: 3pm
Day 346: 3.30pm
Day 346: 4pm
[Admin Lisa] Are you planning on joining the walk ?? If you are, then you need to read this.
What you need to bring :
You will be responsible for your own food, camping gear, water, money and any other costs incurred while walking.
We would love you to bring your commitment, your sense of humour and your deepest respects for what Clinton has achieved in the last year and how important this last final part of his walk is.
We want to keep the fires burning, so if you are coming to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy please bring some wood to donate, funds for yourself and a sense of unity and purpose.
We want to use this opportunity to remind people that Clinton is THE ONLY spokesperson for his Walk for Justice .
We will not tolerate any unsociable behaviours, drugs and alcohol are not appropriate or acceptable and you will be asked to leave if any of these basic courteous rules are not followed.
Everyone is welcome to join in but it is up to you to work out where, when and how.
There are buses available for people who may be having a tough day or just want an easier day, the buses can also be used to store your camping gear on during the day so that you are free to walk.
Please label all your possessions.
An Event Page will be created that we will share and ask you to join. This will be where we post updates about where Clinton and the team are at and this will also be the place where walkers will need to check in to for any important announcements.
The Admin Team are flying over to join you all next week and we want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your help and support in getting us over there. It is really appreciated and we couldn’t have done any of this without you !!
Good morning guys first I just what to thank Benchy from Busfleet Australia for helping us with two bus and use this bus to help everyone with the walk as we get ready to head towards Canberra.
I what to thank you Benchy from bus fleet for helping us and we well look after this bus very well until we finish the walk into Canberra. I we’ll let you know if we need a three bus. Thank you mate.
The other think I we’ll putting a update of what happening and where we are an how you can catch up by the bus picking you up. So please keep a eye out for the update when I go live for the final walk into Canberra.
Day 344: 9am
Day 344: 10am
Day 344: 2pm
[Admin Toby] Transcription of David Suzuki at the National Day of Action, Campbeltown NSW. 30 October 2016.
“You see, the issue is not one of racism, its about a colonial mindset and the battles you are having here are the same battles we are having in North America and in South America and in Africa. A colonial mentality that is not interested in Mother Earth.
I am astounded at the fact that you – Indigenous people still exist on this Land after all thats been done to you and I thank you. I thank you because we depend on you now, we need your leadership and the way of seeing the world that you have.
You see we have been blanketed by a mindset that does not see Mother Earth but sees resources and opportunities and its become a very powerful force – I am not Indigenous but I am here to say I am with you – to battle, because I am against the same mindset.
Someone said earlier that you want justice; you can not expect justice from a system that is built on denying the biggest crime of them all, which was that people came here and took your land! How can you have justice from a system that was built on that great crime to begin with?
So what I say is ‘we are now in a battle around the world’. A battle against the mentality that no longer sees the Earth as sacred. That no longer sees the Earth as our Mother. The very source of our lives and our well being.
And this is not any longer something that only Indigenous people have, it is people like me, people around the world who are beggining to realise that to talk about sustainability means that the only people on the Planet that know about sustainability are the people who have lived in place for thousands of years. And through the mistakes and failures and successes of their Elders, understand deeply what it means to live on the Land – with the Land.
So I just want to say thankyou. Thankyou for hanging on despite the horrors of what you’ve lived through. Your hanging on to something and we non-Indigenous want to work and help you work – with you, because we’ve got to overthrow the mentality that is ultimitely destroying this Planet.”
Monday the 21st. Our walk into Mittagong. To be welcomed to Country. – Noonie
A good ending to the day at Mittagong. Good people an a great day this day. – Noonie
Early this morning. I never had the earge to howl at it. But I have. The dingos do sound a lot better than me, after I had turned off my alarm early one morning in the west, the dingos howling started first one, then two then three, soft and a gentle howling, no sound of aggression, just an answer to a strange sound of music they have never heard befor. Bitter sweet, they had heard the sound of the violin. They must have like it. They have good tast in music. – Noonie
Day 332: 5.30am
Day 332: 6am
Clinton’s Walk For Justice calls for support rallies and events to be held all across the country on September 3, as Clinton’s big Canberra arrival event is held.
We’ll be calling on the Governor General to meet with Clinton and begin discussions about treaty – sovereign to sovereign.
We encourage all people – from the cities all the way out to the remote communities – to take part in a national day of action to push for treaty and address issues of injustice faced by both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.
Some event ideas you could use:
A big bus-ride to Canberra!
Convoy to Canberra!
Organise rallies in your city or town!
Hold big gatherings,
Do a dance for justice,
Put up posters and banners in public,
Write letters to the Governor General and mail them all together on Sept 3
Or maybe do your own walk for justice through your town!
And make sure to create your local events on Facebook and let us know about them through the Clinton’s Walk For Justice Facebook Page, we’ll help you spread the word! You can even make us co-host if you like!
Non-Aboriginal people – it’s time to stand up in support of treaty and justice for Aboriginal people, come stand with us.
Help us finally move this country forward.
Democracy in Colour have organised a series of buses running from major cities to Canberra for this event. It is ticketed and we will be updating as we hear more. Check the Facebook Events page for more details.
Please also see this post from Admin Lisa RE Tent Embassy Camp Rules and What To Bring.
Day 332: 6am
Day 332: 8.30am
Got a email from The Museum of Australian Democracy.
I work at the Museum of Australian Democracy, based at Old Parliament House, across the road from the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra.
Clinton we’ve been following your journey with great interest and we’re all excited about your arrival in Canberra, especially now you’ve named the day.
We’re a museum that collects items that, amongst other things, represent people’s efforts to bring about better conditions for people and raise awareness of different issues.
I’m contacting you to see if you would be interested in donating something to the museum from your walk. We would love to be able to display something that tells visitors to the museum about your journey and what you were aiming to do. We’re thinking about something like one of your many pairs of worn out runners, or a flag or banner, or maybe something that someone gave you during the journey.
If you’re is happy to do this we could do a handover on the day of your arrival, when I imagine media will be there, to add another dimension to your arrival, or we could do it in the days afterwards, depending on what demands there are on your time.
Day 332: 11am
BBC news from London has email me asking to do a live interview over in London on Skype about the walk for justice. They most of gotten the story from The New York Time. The BBC news in London has over 44million follower. If I do it I know the British government and royal family will be watching it. The three think I be letten BBC news is that.
Opinions.1 = It time for the crown to had back the country of the land down under to the sovereign ower of this land we live on. It is because this country was never your in the first place your systems is a illegal and there is no treaty in place.
Opinions. 2 = On the behalf of my people and the Australian people we call on the Crown to come down here to deal with this matter we have with the Australian government because the Australian government is no long a sovereign British parliament. It now a Australia corporation government sin 1972 and this government put this law in place without putting it into a referendum for the people to vote on it and they a not following original constitution law.
Opinion. 3 – On the behalf of my people the sovereign people of this land. We call on the crown to Finley come forward and to ask for represent on the behalf of the crown to come down to the land down under to talk about treaty between us and the crown.
We what to move this country forward and we as a musculature people what the crown to hand back this land to Sovereign people an leave as friends. But we what governor general practice to be place by a governor culture council who is run by Sovereign elder’s and there be chairs for none indigenous. So the power is given back to the people and that this government should be over seen by the people.
This what the people of the land down under what.
Day 332: 12pm
Day 332: 12pm
Join us for an afternoon tea, enjoy the children’s dancing act
& meet Clinton Pryor on his quest for justice walking from
Western Australia to Canberra in protest against the forced
closures of Indigenous communities.
Day 332: 1pm
We should be free like the white population an we black of aboriginal blood wish to have our freedom for all our life time.
– William Barack 1860 photo taking from wurrundjeri people –
Day 332: 1.30pm
Wednesday the 9th start of the walk to near Berry. – Noonie
Day 332: 1.30pm
The Spirit Walker is coming on a special trip Worimi country, he’s very excited to meet everyone here in the Newcastle & Hunter regions to tell his story, listen to a man that has crossed the land so he’s voice can be heard, be part of his spiritual journey, not only is he your voice to his own country but he is a voice to all of us to call the land home.
• There will be a welcome to country
• Your chance to meet with Clinton for some Selfies 😉
He’s completely crowd funded and he’s here is our guest in Worimi Country everyone is welcome, and please if you could Bring something to help his cause and get him to Canberra.
There will be donation buckets – money is okay but he really needs is gift cards for Groceries, Clothes and Fuel for his Road Crew.
He looks forward to coming up on a special visit, so let’s make some noise.
[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
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.
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
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
I just healing my mind an spirit and to reconnect to our ancestors and month earth it self. I had a talk to Elder of this country area about how to be a better young elder and not to a loud my angry to get the better of me. They giving me good advice to think about why I went on this journey in the first and remember the spirit of the journey. The spirit of the walk for justice.
I what to thank the Custodian and first people Mr David Dixon and also thank the people of djirinjan of the Yuin for bring out here to this beautiful an secret place.
Day 314: 3pm
I just what to thank Custodian and first people of Eden area Mr Steven Holmes for welcoming thee team an i into his country area the thawa people. Thank you uncle Steven Holmes.
I what to thank elder Ossie Cruse for inviting us to Jigamy culture centre and letting us camp for two night and giving us food to eat. Thank you elder Ossie Cruse and Jigamy culture centre.
Thank you everyone in Eden.
Day 314: 5.30pm
Went with Elder David Dixon to a very special place Mumbulla mountain waterfalls very spiritual place learnt a lot of knowledge off him thank-you and to his family for looking after us with great food and company. – Jack
Day 314: 6.30pm
[Admin Toby] We would like to thank Brenda Croft and the ‘No Justice Just Us’ team for their kindness and ongoing work with Josie Crawshaw, Chips Macinolty, Don White, Mia Christophersen and Concerned Australians.
At the end of the day we a all aboriginal people because we all from the earth. It just some government bull crape naming an title on a group of people to cause division in society. When we should all know we are one because we come from the earth.
Day 313: 11.30am
[Admin Toby] The Larrakia petition followed an earlier 6-point petition from the Larrakia people and their supporters in March 1972, calling for the McMahon government to establish a commission to negotiate treaties with Indigenous language groups. This appeal was described by Judith Wright as, ‘the first move in the direction of the demand for treaties’.
The wording of the petition were in response to the reply from Prime Minister McMahon in June, 1972, rejecting the call for treaties with Aboriginal people, and stating that it was not appropriate to negotiate with British subjects as though they were foreign powers.
According to the National Archives of Australia, in their publication Memory of a Nation ‘The petition was forwarded to the Queen’s representative in Australia, the Governor-General [Sir Paul Hasluck], and was deposited in the National Archives in 1975.’ The complete document is available on-line on the National Archives website (NAA 1973c).
Day 313: 12.30pm
The walk from Eden to Pambula. – Jack
We were at Pambula school today, a good family gathering and then we gathered to do some walking. – Noonie
I’m disappointed and piss at the failuring of the justice system in this country that allowed a man find not guilty for manslaughter after killing young Elijah.
Day 313: 1.30pm
No justice, no peace justice need to be served before this country get divided into two group and we well be back at square one again. Justice system has failed the people of Kalgoorlie and Elijah family.
Fight is still not over we still need to get to Canberra an get think done. I ask all my follow when I get to Canberra to meet me there to walk with me to meet with the governor general. When I cross the board I we’ll let everyone know what day we getting into Canberra.
Thursday, 1st half of the day, Cabbage Tree Creek, to camp. – Noonie
Day 305: 12pm
[Admin Luke] Getting closer and closer and closer to the final stretch, but still a LOT of walking left to do yet. Please keep the donations coming to keep the team going through the bitter cold of winter…
After Sydney, Clinton and the team will have to head up into the mountains in order to get to Canberra. It’ll be a hard, COLD walk.
Let’s make sure the team have all the resources they need for that stretch, and to get home safely too!
Thursday the 13th of July, this is a place not to ride a bike, in places not people friendly with traffic. – Noonie