No more walking on the road for a bit. Time to catch up on some km by walking a cross country. None thing more better than walking on country with the old people and wildlife. I can see tree, water and wildlife in the distance yyyyeeeee I love been back out here
Day 190: 11am
The landscapes on the 19th March, morning up to lunch time. – Noonie
Day 190: 11am
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Day 190: 11.30am
Morning to camp, the Country changes from open space to bush, good Country. – Noonie
Day 190: 5.30pm
It is amazing and unbeliever 😊 can’t walk no where without someone knowing who I’m. The first think people do when they see me walking or see me in they area. They yel 😱 out the word it the walker 🚶and I’m like hello 👍😀people look at me like i’m a celebrate and hero because of the walk I’m doing😑. But I what to let people know I’m not a celebrate or a hero. 😀 I’m some one who just what to help out by making a stand for justice and making a stand for change in this time of age✊👊
Day 190: 9.30pm
I have come to far to back down now, I well fight for justice for my people and for everyone else. I well fight, fight and keep on fighting for my people treaty, to get think done right and to get think done right for everyone else who live here. These man who are in power may have the money and the power to change people mind. But what I have that they don’t and that is the love from my people, from my old people and from everyone else.
I walk this land in the foot step of my old people and may be the last traditional man to walk across seen traditional time. But as long there is breath in my lung and straight in my body i well never give up the fight knowing we can win this. I hope I do not stand alone in Canberra that my people and everyone else in Australia well stand with me for justice and for change.
Hey all quick update as you may know today we have to take the bus we got from Deano Walker to Port Augusta to hand it over to his family. So they can use it to drive it back up north to Coober Pedy for funeral. When we reach Port Augusta we will be also picking up our justice mobile. The justice mobile well be ready today with a new engine and she ready to join us once again to help us finish our walk of to Canberra yyyyeeeee
The team and I had a meeting today as well about something. We have decided that when we reach Port Augusta. Garry and Noonie well be driving down to Adelaide to fly back home to Perth for about 5 days because of personal reasons. I have agreed they can go home for 5 day to do what they need to do and returned back on Sunday. In that time of them flying back home to Perth. I be staying behind back in Port Augusta for about 5 days until Sunday when Garry and Noonie get back so we can get back into the walk again.
When I’m in Port Augusta I well be organizing things with the people of Port Augusta about the march over the bridge, the assembly meeting and the BBQ after the walk over the bridge. I have decided that when I’m organizing things with the council and the mayor. That the march over the bridge, assembly meeting and BBQ going to be held up until I walk into Port Augusta. I have to walk other 6 more days until I reach Port Augusta. But today because we have to hand over the bus to Deano Walker family to us it for funeral. We have to drive down to Port Augusta to hand it over and also pick up the car. But we decided to stay around for 5 days so I can organize things and Garry and Noonie can go home to Perth for personal reasons.
Also when I’m in Port Augusta for the next 5 day I well be going around seeing the kids at they school, talking with the elders and seeing the locals as well. But the main thing being in Port Augusta is to organize things and get every thing ready when I walk in to Port Augusta in the next 6 day after Sunday when Garry and Noonie get back from Perth to continue our walk in to Port Augusta. So when I walk into Port Augusta everything well be ready for us
Day 163: 10.30am
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Day 163: 11.30am
Ocean here I come, not seen the ocean for 5 month. The first think I be doing when we reach Port Augusta is to jump out of the car and run down to the ocean and go for a swim I well take a photo of jumping in to the ocean for every one
Day 163: 4pm
Garry’s car is up and running, thanks again to the good people willing to help Clinton, Port Augusta is preparing to welcome Clinton at a later date, now that we are able to travel again. At a later date we will be heading out. – Noonie
Day 163: 4pm
Hey all quick update just letting you know I’m now in Port Augusta and going to be staying over at guys place name Stephen Atkinson for next 5 days of been in Port Augusta. In the time of me been in Port Augusta I be organizing think with the mayor, the police and local council to start getting think ready and organizing think with the school and locals about the walk when I walk in. I’m only here for 5 days until Garry and Noonie get back from Perth on Sunday. When they are back from Perth than we be continued our walk from where we stop to start the walk again to make our way into Port Augusta.
Day 163: 4.30pm
The sun rise this morning had a gold colour to it. – Noonie
“Think of the courage shown by individuals like Clinton Pryor, a Wajuk, Balardung, Kija and Yulparitja man, who is making a long walk for justice from Perth to Canberra, protesting about the closure of remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia, amongst other things.
As I read about his journey to date – at his website and ABC – I imagined, what if…
…what if other people, in other places and other countries, followed in his footsteps? What if Clinton’s long walk was just the beginning of many other such transformative journeys?
There is nothing like a long walk for bringing clarity to confused thoughts and agendas, and for connecting us with what matters most.”
Day 121: 4pm
Hey guys quick update just letting you know we just reach Marla roadhouse about 160km from the boarder of Northern Territory the first road house we got to in South Australia. We got a bit of a set back the weather up this way on top of South Australia is really hot and the car has being playing up. The water pump in the engine of the car is broken and now has a hole in it. So that mean our engine has being over heating and we cannot go a head down south with out fixing it.
Also on top the roof rake on the trailer has broken down and falling on the trailer and that need fixing to and we don’t have no spree tyres. But thank to APY community Indulkana we when to see just than have allow us to use they work shop to fix the water pump in the engine and fix up the roof rake and also giving us three new tyres for free. We a going to stay over night at the marla roadhouse and tomorrow go out to Indulkana community to fix the car up.
I just wanted to thank APY Indulkana community for allowing us to use the work shop and giving us a helping hand to fix the car up and giving us three new tyres. Thank you Indulkana community.
Day 121: 7pm
Thanks so much Samantha!
Day 122: 8am
Wake up this morning watching the news how the weather like for today. The weather in Queensland is 38 dragees all ready at 7:00am.I like well I been walking no stop thought this summer heat and the weather it self is just warming up. It been not stop heat every sin we walk into south Australia. So there for the team and i going to be walking at night and chill all day so we don’t get sun burn in the day time.
We going to stay a other night in Marla roadhouse because the car is not fix. We a going back out to the community to continued working on the car until it finish. Than start getting back into the walk again and make our way south towards port August.
Day 122: 4pm
It been a very busy day today everyone was working hard on the car and the trailer to get think done and ready to head south. The new tyres are on, widow is fix and the rake on the trailer is fix. The only think left now is to fix the water pump in the engine. Once the water pump is fix than we can get back into the walking heading towards port August way. I feel good doing a good day of working hard. Now it time to relax and have something to eat and have a beer after hard day of working.
Day 122: 5.30pm
Half way there still got another 2, 530km* to go to reach the end of this journey I when on. This journey I went on with Garry and Noonie well always be with me when I finish it and for the days of my life until I get old. I know people have being waiting on me to start speaking the truth. But I waiting until the right time because I’m enjoying what I’m seeing out here on the land and out in the bush because I’m with my ancients and my people learning and understand what need to people done for my people and for the wildlife. Port August is where I well speak and how I’m going to move this country forward.
This walk I’m on is more than me it is about all of us and it about how we can make this right. I have walk and walk on this land within my ancient foot steps and seen thought they eyes how they live of the land and how they live free for over 100,0000 until Western came here and change our way of life. Now I understand why my ancient showing me thought the spirit fire to walk a cross the country. When I was on heirisson island in Perth fighting to stop community to be closure down and for the homeless to get home. My ancient wanted me to do this because to end the sufficient, pain and save my culture from dieing out and bring this country together.
This country is ready to make it right because the people out there on this land we share and my people wanted change but didn’t know how to bring us together and have being yelling for it. But thought this walk has made it happen, there all different culture people in this country and around the world watching this walk. This walk was never about me, it about bring us together and putting our difference to the side because we all wanted the same think and that is to live happen, free and make the world a better place.
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Day 88: 8.30am
I don’t know what it is put the animals out here must see something in me. I don’t know what it is.
We don’t know where he come from. When I walk around the corner on the road. he was standing in the middle of the road with the sun just rising over the hill shining on him. I walk up to him and stop. He started walking towards me and I told him follow me. We mute have something to eat for you. He follow me back to the car and we giving him some food to eat.
Day 88: 9am
It is green and there are still colours in the land. – Noonie
Day 88: 3.30m
It is unbelievable how mother nature change it self sometime. Now I’m in Uluru thinking how I walk all that way from Perth to Uluru. Like walking from the south west on to western central desert in summer going thought a heat wave. Than on top Northern Territory going thought a big storm before reaching Uluru. Sometime I feel it must be time to start speaking the true about why I walking for justice for. Before heading east to Adelaide way.
Day 88: 7.30pm
No one believed in me that I was going to walk a cross the country for justice and for change. Every person I came across told me that no one walk through the desert area in summer. I said to my self if I can believed than it can be done. Now I have done it there no way no one can do the same. If you believed in your self, you can become something more powerful than any one on this earth. It only take you to believed that all that matter.
Day 88: 9pm
Near the end of gravel at the bitumen. – Noonie
Day 89: 7.30am
Unity most come forward. If we ever going to make Australia great. So let make that happen.
Day 89: 8.30am
We finished the walk to the Uluru and Stuart Highway turn off, then sat at the sunset car park at Uluru and looked at the sunset. – Noonie
Day 89: 7pm
We being invited to camp for two night at the traditional owners Mutitjulu community next to Uluru. They what to show us around at Uluru, tell us story about Uluru and I want to see what being happen here for them. It well give me a Chance to have a talk with the chairman member from the central land council who at Mutitjulu community to try organise a meeting with the central land council in Alice spring when I get there in a week or a bit. It to try and ask the central council to support the walk for justice movement. It is a big honor to be invited and camp with the people. Who are the owners and protector to the most secret site to our people.
Day 89: 9pm
Walking towards Uluru. Well worth the tripp just to see. – Noonie
Day 89: 9.30pm
It is a beautiful night in Uluru. Just setting out site having a cup of tea looking at Uluru. I cannot believed how amazing it is looking at it up close and camping right next to it. The star, the moon and the milk way shinning on top of it. I never think we be camping right next to Uluru with the traditional owner. Tomorrow we be seen the elders who was Born here in Uluru listing to they story and wisdom.