Day 340: Campbelltown

Day 340: 6.30am

Good morning guys it another beautiful day of walking today. Before we get into the walk today. I what to thank Robbie Hyde from Newcastle for organising everything when we went to Newcastle an doing the hard work organising BBQ, the event and letting everyone know we where coming to Murrook aboriginal community centre.

I what to thank Elders John Ridgeway for doing welcome to country at Murrook an welcoming the team an I onto they country. I what to thank Murrook aboriginal community centre for letting Robbie host the event at they place.

I what to thank everyone else for coming along to meet the team an I and also coming a long to support the walk for justice.

Thank you Robbie and everyone else at Newcastle for coming an showing your support.


Day 340: 7.30am

Hey all please come today to the event in Campbelltown. If you live around the area or know people from the area please let them know to come to the event today to meet the team an I.


Day 340: 8am


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Day 340: 9am


Day 340: 10.30am


Day 340

The start of our Thursday to Wollongong this, 17th of August. – Noonie


Day 340: 10.30am


Day 340: 12.30pm

BBC world news has come out to join us for today, I told them that I what to change the statement around to let the world know what we want has first people of this country we want our treaty and we what international pressure on the Australian government, the Britain government and the crow it self to give us our treaty.

So we can move this country forward, but learn from the country pass. So we do not make the same mistakes ever again in the future.


Day 340: 1.30pm


Day 340: 3pm

[Admin Toby] The deal will see the Wik nations partner with Legion Wealths to export wood from tree lopping in Aurukun, exported to the Asian market.

This venture will include building a saw mill in Aurukun to provide local Employment for Aurukun people.

Currently the wood is chopped down and burnt for land clearing by Rio Tinto Mining. Aurukun people want to recycle it & export it to make furniture and other products.

The Asain Market is targeted for the recycled wood with the trade deal also including replanting of trees and rejuvenation of country by Legion Wealths.

Quote from this article:
https://www.welcometocountry.org/wik-people-sign-historic-…/


Day 340

In Campbelltown at the Tharawal Aboriginal Community were Clinton had a warm welcoming. – Noonie


Day 340: 4.30pm


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Day 340: 5pm


Day 340

The Campbelltown welcome. More good people to meet and wonderful people throughout the Lands and Country’s. – Noonie


Day 340: 5pm

Hey all a call out for assistance with two bus to help us with the final journey to Canberra. I need some help if anyone can lend two bus to help us from Campbelltown to Canberra why because there going to be a lot of people joinning us for the last leg of the walk from Campbelltown to Canberra. We going to have people travelling from central desert, Alice Springs, Warburton, Wiluna, leonare, Laverton and other part of Australia a going to join us in Campbelltown for the final walk.

Why I need bus: We ask for two bus because we going to have a lot of elder’s, family and child a going join us from Campbelltown on would and if they get tired they can jump on the bus to rest.

I ask if any aboriginal organisations or anyone else from here at Campbelltown on would to Canberra to assist us with two bus so we can help all this people who joinning us. It be good if a aboriginal organisation can lend us two bus and when we finish we can take the two bus back to you after the walk is finish or if aboriginal organisation can pay for fuel that the bus they lend us and when we finish we can take it back to you. We also ask for voluntee to drives this bus and to assist us driving this bus two help everyone who walking.

We need this help asap because we going to have a lot of people walking with us from Campbelltown towards Canberra. Please message me if you can help. We leave Campbelltown this Sunday morning why because we just giving people time to get here before we start the last walk towards Canberra. It going to be pack with people walking with us towards Canberra.


Day 340: 5pm


Day 340

Along the road. – Noonie


Day 340: 7.30pm

A big call out if you can dance we need more young indigenous dancers to meet Clinton in Canberra show the government our many Aboriginal Originals then fill the council lawns let’s do it thank you.

Another big call out to all our friends and families if you can come to Canberra and support this young man Clinton is walking for Justice and for all let’s make it a big event so the government can stand up and listen thank you and see you there

Day 338 & 339: Kiama

Day 338: 6am


Day 338: 8.30am

This is where we camped last night it remind me of a mission – Herbert Bropho


Day 338: 9.30am

This old man is for this country his local community – Herbert Bropho


Day 338: 10.30am


Day 338: 10.30am


Day 338: 11am

Clinton is walking from Perth to Canberra to raise awareness of
injustice perpetrated against Aboriginal People.

Join us in welcoming Clinton to Campbelltown


Day 338: 2pm

[Admin] Pic sent in by Greg on Facebook.


Day 338: 7.30pm

[Admin Luke] Hey all, Admin Luke here with another big announcement!

We’re finally launching a fundraiser to cover the costs of getting the Admin Team and two Elders over to join Clinton!

We’re hoping to raise $5900 – and all funds raised will got to covering the cost of flights, travel and meals for 6 people.

The six people are:

Uncle Herbie Bropho – who has already arrived, may decide to use the money to bring his son over.

Uncle Noel Nannup who will join Clinton in Canberra for the big event on September 3.

Plus Admins Gee, Lisa, Luke and Toby.

Click through to the fundraiser page for more details, and please help us get over to join Clinton & the team in Canberra!!

https://www.gofundme.com/clintons-walk-admin-elders

***UPDATE***

We officially reached our Goal for this fundraiser just this morning!

Thank you all!
(30/08/17)


Day 339: 7.30am


Day 339: 8.30am


Day 339: 9am


Day 339: 9am

Good morning guys it another beautiful day of walking today. I just what to thank people of Sydney for the amazing support and welcoming into Sydney Redfern the block.

I what to thank aunty Jenny Munro an her daughter Lorna Munro for organising everything in Redfern the event, food and welcoming to country in the block. Also doing a lot of the hard work to make sure the event when very well. I what to thank everyone else for coming to the event and welcome us into Redfern.

Thank you aunty Jenny an Lorna for doing all this for us and thank you, you mob from sydney for coming and showing support for the walk for justice.

I what to thank Kristen Parker the CEO of National centre of Indigenous excellence but now has left for helping us with accommodation in Redfern and making sure we had some where to stay.

The national centre of indigenous excellence don’t let any one stay at the place with out paying. But they have done this for us for free and the team and I what to thank you guys for letting us stay there.

Thank you everyone from sydney and thank you everyone from Redfern the block.


Day 339

Wednesday, from Kiama, it look like the rain mite have been with us today, then the rain was gone, the sun was here to stay. – Noonie


Day 339: 10.30am

I just what to thank the people of La Perouse community for inviting us out to the community an organise a event on the day we arrived out there.
I want to thank the La Perouse aboriginal community health centre for organising everything like the BBQ, event and welcoming to country. Thank you La Perouse aboriginal community health centre.

I want to thank the elder’s for coming a lone to welcome me an the team to the community. I want to thank the year 4 kids for singing songs and welcoming us into the community. I also want to thank the school kids and high school kids for doing a welcoming to country traditional dance.

I want to thank everyone else from La Perouse and other for coming and showing support for want we a doing an also I what to thank you all for the amazing welcome into La Perouse community.


Day 339 11am


Day 339: 12.30pm


Day 339

Wednesday the 16th, from Bombo to our rest stop, where we left the Princes Highway for a safer road to walk on Shellharbour Rd. – Noonie


Day 339: 2.30pm


Day 339

On Shellharbour Rd to were we finished our day. – Noonie


Day 339: 2.30pm


Day 339: 9pm


Day 339: 9.30pm


Day 339

Wednesday the 16th along the road. – Noonie

Day 336 & 337: Sydney

Day 336: 9am

Setting here having a yarn with aunty Jenny and Uncle Herbert about treaty for our people and the injustice that been happen here towards our people an how we can do this when we get into Canberra.


Day 336: 9.30am


Day 336: 10am

[Admin Toby] Great news piece from 9 Newcastle featuring lots of footage from Adelaide & Port Augusta

Thankyou to Robbie Hyde and everyone in Newcastle regions for your invite and support!


Day 336: 11am


Day 336: 2.30pm

[Admin Toby] Open Cut exhibition by Jacky Green, Therese Ritchie and Sean Kerins at the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art Sydney

‘It is vital that the Australian governments take action and pay serious attention to these key articles in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.’

https://www.nccart.com.au


Day 337: 9.30am

[Admin Gee] If you can’t make it to Canberra for September 3rd…. maybe you can host a local #ClintonsWalk event?

Thanks to Warren J Fox for designing this flyer for us! 


Day 337: 9.30am

We heading out of Sydney today towards Canberra. It time we finish this amazing journey of an get justice.


Day 337: 10am


Day 337: 10.30am


Day 337: 2.30pm


Day 337

Getting ready to leave Redfern, we were visited by Raymond Finn an Elder who had ask Clinton to speak at the Eora Tafe, after Eora we set off to start the walk Monday. – Noonie

Bonus Video: Eora College


Day 337: 4.30pm


Day 337: 4.30pm


Day 337: 6.30pm

My favourite scene on gladiator. Win the people heart and support and you well gain your freedom. Be the people champion.


Day 337

On the walk, Monday. – Noonie


Day 337: 8pm


Day 337: 9pm


Day 337: 10pm

– Herbert Bropho


Day 337: 10.30pm

[Admin Toby] National Indigenous Times reports; ‘it is time for the Indigenous disciples of Constitutional recognition to turn their eyes to legislation’.

Michael Mansell adds: “I totally support the group that led the referendum push being an integral part of developing new legislation, provided some sobering lessons are learned.”

One of those lessons most notably: that the overwhelming objection to First Nations People being included in a colonial constitution is the assertion and need for regard of First Nations continued Soverienty.

Now it seems obvious the ‘Uphold and Recognise’ organisation will continue from the abandoned Recognise campaign. To further this are the events listed under their website:
http://www.upholdandrecognise.com/events/

Day 335: Murrook Newcastle

Day 335: 6.30am

This is what I do every Monday I said the community hoping to get a answer from the government so this is what I did I don’t get I don’t get big support it just me and my friends and that’s it and I respect my friends for standing with me respect – Herbert Bropho


Day 335: 7am


Day 335: 9am

The one think that keep me going on this amazing walk for justice is the love and the support from everyone. I want to thank you all for supporting us and standing with us for what we doing for everyone. It time we get justice for all


Day 335: 10.30am

Enjoying and relaxing the beautiful sunny day in Newcastle aboriginal culture centre. There non-think more better than laying down in the sun looking at a beautiful old tree.


Day 335: 11am

[Admin Toby] Last night ‘Tent City’ in Martin Place that took care of the vulnerable and homeless for 10 months was disassembled peacefully before any incident could take place with police or state authorities.

Co-ordinator Lanz Priestley made certain all people who sheltered in Martin Place found alternative accommodation. The Tent City provided a safe communal place for over 200 people since December 2016 and countless people were fed.

We share our respect and amazement at Lanz’s determination to highlight the social inequality and housing crisis faced in every major city.


Day 335: 12pm

At Newcastle today with Channel 9 then spending the day in Newcastle. As well as going to Murrook. – Noonie


Day 335

At Murrook a good day at Newcastle, good people to meet. – Noonie


Day 335: 2.30pm


Day 335


Day 355

[Admin Gee] Pics of some of the people at Murrook thanks to Noonie.


Day 335: 5pm

It a beautiful night in Sydney. Looking around and enjoy the beautiful view.


Day 335: 6pm

When I stand here and look at the Sydney harbour bridge. I think they should add the our flag to on the top for unity. But the government won’t what that because they what us divide and not stand together as one. Well I think it time for unity and time to stand together as one people for a better change for the future. I know you what that to.


Day 335: 8pm

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 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

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

Day 314: Mumbulla Falls

Day 314: 6.30am


Day 314: 9am


Day 314: 10am


Day 314

Mumbulla Falls, Saturday. – Noonie


Day 314: 2pm


Day 314: 2.30pm

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.

#nojusticejustus
#nojusticenopeace


Day 314: 7.30pm

Merryn Apma has been busy gathering support in Tilba area and this beautiful artwork of Cheryl Davidson is a story of the Black Cockatoo connecting the South Coast to Western Australia 😍

All are welcome! If you you like to make donations Apma Creations will provide reciept. Thankyou

#clintonswalk
#walkforjustice
#clintonswalkforjustice

Day 313: No Justice

Day 313: 7am

Here this morning with uncle Ossie at the radio station going live over here around the Eden area to talk to the walk for justice and the injustice towards everyone from the government.

[Admin Gee] Podcast here.


Day 313: 8.30am

Jigamy farm lovely place lovely people. – Jack


Day 313

From Eden to Jigamy. Friday. – Noonie


Day 313: 11am

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


Day 313

We were at Pambula school today, a good family gathering and then we gathered to do some walking. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 313: 1pm

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.

Please like and share the facebook page: Justice for Elijah


Day 313: 2pm

It go to show how much the justice system work in this country.


Day 313

Our walk Friday from Pambula school to Merimbula. 21st July. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 313: 3pm


Day 313: 6.30pm

[Admin Post] Admin Gee and Luke are here in Perth for E and his family #NoJusticeNoPeace


Day 313: 10.30pm

– Garry