Day 46: Leaving Laverton, Beginning of the Desert Walk!

7.30am

Good morning all quick update just letting you know I be leaving Laverton town today and won’t be back on Facebook until I reach Warburton. I well be off Facebook for about 17 to 20 days and my team well be taking over to keep you all update where i’m at. So if want to know where i’m at please keep follow the Clinton’s Walk for Justice page for update. I been thinking about this part of the walk last night and i’m ready to go to do this bit and make it to Warburton.

Other than that please do not worry about me because me and the team a ready and being getting ready for this part of the walk and that everyone have to wait and see if I going to make it thought this part to Warburton

Please pray for me if you like or tell other that I’m doing the hard bit of the walk. Also tell people we have to wait and see now if he can make it to Warburton. When I know I can  I well see you all when I get to Warburton. Have fun now you know I be off Facebook for a bit hahah lol


8am

14717227_1878331609056693_2388292927546686390_nAlso just letting you all know we have a second vehicle coming with us to help get thought the desert part and they a coming with us all the the way to Canberra. They are three amazing lady well be coming with us all the way to Canberra. So we be working together as a team to get pass the hard bit of the walk.

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10.30am

14702486_1878376562385531_3100751406485681596_nHey all this is Des Cannon he the owner of the Patrol stations and the super market in laverton. He offer to help us with free fuel of unleaded and diesel fuel up to 44 lgts that well get us to uluru. Also offer free food from his super market for the trape that well last us to uluru as well. I just wanted to thank you Des Cannon from laverton for helping us and we won’t let the people down over in Canberra


1pm

14720563_1794635680792500_1283124216701400258_n“We are leaving Laverton, starting on the outback track.” – Noonie


1.30pm

14681783_1878416835714837_405810790644622887_nHey guys just letting you know I leaving laverton and now on my way to Warburton. I well be of Facebook for about 17 to 20 days and now my team well be taking over to keep you all up to date where I’m and want I’m doing.


2pm

“Our journey begins bye all my families I’m outta here see you when I’m black.” – Katelin


3.30pm

14691057_1141293192628450_3348787919704446671_n“Into the desert we go.” – Garry

Days 43 – 45: Laverton

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– Admin Gee


Day 43 : 2.30pm

14720621_1793021940953874_5352774782397707955_n“Laverton, we are in a caravan, about head off to the race track, enjoying the people here.” – Noonie


Day 43: 5pm

“Laverton race club, the kids get a close look, a fun day for them.”

“At Laverton race track there was a fire works display, I was posting a video of it but, the music in it stop it going on post, so you can not see it, it did top a good night off well.” – Noonie


Day 43: 7.30pm

14721623_1139576619466774_4204633166851102544_n“At Clint’s before the races Laverten.” – Garry


Day 45: 9.30am

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Hello quick update. I leave Laverton tomorrow as because I busy all day going to the Laverton primary school, need to go to the post office, getting a second vehicle to travel with us thought the desert area on to Canberra and talking with the elders about want being happen in Laverton and what need to be done. It starting to warm up as well so I starting to realise that it going to be hot traveling though the center road. But I’m ready and can do this.


Day 45: 2.30pm

14708275_1794109710845097_4266460871927197400_n“Clinton comes to meet the children at Mt Margaret school.” – Noonie

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Day 45: 1.30pm

14718781_711659485651190_3982697890045540304_n-1I’m here at the that one spot where the road end and turn in to gravel road. It where I be walking on for 17 to 20 day until Warburton without no signal. This where I well say to my self if you want to show the world how strong, powerful and a leader I’m to make a change in this world. I well make this walk on to Warburton than Uluru. This part of the walk well be the hardest think I have every done in my life.

It is now getting hot and I mute have to walk at night where the temperature get negative 7 degree. This is where I become a man and a strong man. I can see my old people well be watching over me.

But this walk is for everyone and to show them it only take one person to change the world we live in. The power of one. Though out history is it is the action of one person that can inspired the movement of change. I’m doing this for my family, my friends, my people, my follower, Australia and for the world.

I well complete this part and everyone well be watching this part to see if I can do it or not. But I well let you all know that I can do this because I believed I can do this and believed that this world we live in can become a better place than want it is now.


Day 45: 3pm


Day 45: 4pm

14581503_711729035644235_2928115666223485574_nHey guys if you want a t shirt Clinton walk’s for justice. It well be available soon on the website when it created and I well let you know how to get one. I just wanted to thank Toby John for organizing this for us. Also I just wanted to thank lifewear for making them for us. All profit’s well come to us to help with the walk. Just keep an update to see when they are available.


Day 45: 5.30pm

14711665_10154039102432005_5172130601859302874_oTonight on NITV the point with Stan grant at 9:00pm. Please watch tonight and see want they going to say about me and the walk I’m doing.

Day 40: (Rest Day) Leonora

8am

We on our way back to Leonora town. To rest up and get back into the walk a gain. Tomorrow the walk will start from Leonora on to Laverton than to Warburton town.


9am

14713555_707501112733694_643005039562716425_nGood morning all firstly I just wanted to thanks Richard & Sandra Evens from Leonora town for doing a welcome to country and doing a BBQ when we first arrive in Leonora town and doing a dinner over they place where we meet the elders and talking with them about want being happen in Leonora town.

Also just wanted to thank Jill Ashwin for helping us and letting us stay at her place to rest up and get supply again for the walk we need for the desert road.

Now we are now on our way walking to Laverton town and mute be off Facebook for about 3 days guys. O.k but see how it go. I well be back on Facebook when I can.


11am

14671363_707576622726143_1019701656111211323_nI get closer and closer everyday to this spot that I screen shot from the computer couple month back. This spot is the last road before it changes to dirt road call the Central Desert Road from Laverton, Warburton and on to Uluru the heart land people. I get closer and closer to the hardest part of the walk and it well be hard because the temperature can get up to 50 degree’s and also negative 7 degrees. But also fire, hot wind and the ground get hot as well. Nature itself is the only thing against me on this center desert road.

Everyone on Facebook, the media, the Government, the nation and the world it self well be watching this part of the walk to see if I can do it or give up and go back to Perth. All eyes well be watching this part of the walk. If I make it or pass it. It well explode all over social media everyone well be talking about it.

I know in my heart I can do this and I well never give up or give in because I choose to believe in my self that I can do this part. The support and the love I get from family, my people, my Friends, the followers, the country and the world it self well give me the strength to push through this part of the walk and to get justice for my people and for this country.

But I think to my self what do people say about me or talk to other about me when I do this part. I know I well go down in the history book, come Australia icon and my people well tell story about me when I’m gone from this earth. But well it change this country to change it way. All I want is for my culture to live on for other 60,000 years or more and think to get better for my people.

But most of all to seen this country come together and seen a Aboriginal leader running this country. But also start working on building a better country and a better world for all life who live on it that share this world with us. But in the end I choose to believe and I well never stop until I see this dream happen when I’m alive.


14691033_708464252637380_8496113878264504708_nWe have done some much scene and acting with NITV. It was like we was making a movie and I feel that tired I just wanted to go to bed or go to the pub for a beer. But it good NITV are following us and filming the walk. I think they going to made a documentary or mite turn it in to a movie after the walk is finish. Also I just wanted to thank NITV for giving us a satellite phone to help us keep in connected with family and friend because now we a entering the hardest part of the walk that could lead to death or not. But we are ready and cannot wait to start the walk from Laverton on to Warburton.



6.30pm

14721759_708432549307217_8332449462098399695_nJust sitting down on the side of the road watching the sun set and thinking about a lot of issues that we hear from elders and community leader we pass. Those who like to meet us in Laverton we be there in two days from now.

 

Day 39: Windidda Station

7am

14717044_706806696136469_3584360427410263428_nI just wanted to thank uncle Victor Ashwin for showing us guys around for the last two day’s and explaining about the land, the law and what happen here in the past to your old people when the white man came here and start to destroy everything. Also I just wanted to thank you for taking us out to see community to find out want being happen in this country area. The story we hear, the pain they are going through and the anger they have at the government for not helping them. It should not be like this for the desert people. It get me that angry how the government promises our people think like they say and than don’t do nothing. The community and the station we went to are on the list to be closed, Kutkabueba community and Windidda station, from the forced closure of community.

This how the government work when a community or a station need help with thing. The government come out to see them and see want they can do and say yes we help we can do this or that to help you. But when they gone we wait and the government don’t do nothing to help our people because the government don’t care or have no respect for our cultures. All this government want from our people is our land to mine it and destroy it because the greed of needing money and land. But don’t care for the people who live and look after the land for 60,000 years.

Thank you uncle Victor Ashwin showing us around. Now we now know what the desert people need to help them for they community and at they station. We well not stop with this walk. Until our people in community or station start getting help from the government or this government can piss off out of this country. Now on our way back to Leonora today.

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“The old meat safe at Wandidda.” – Garry

11.00am

14666099_1790703691185699_3135544393547751304_n“Getting ready to pack up, have some food and look at some more country.” – Noonie


11.30am

14721652_1790714451184623_7385975635476606289_n“About twelve ks from the community, this is were the water will come from to supply the houses, this is good drinking water, we fill our water containers from here. There was a small flock of bird’s hanging around waiting for up to go, I could not get a film of them drinking, a working dog would get to close and away they went. Victor Ashwin show us around Windidda, spoke on how hard they have keep up the work on Windidda, with little help from the government and not looking like getting much in the future. I wish Victor Ashwin and the members of this community and others community all the best of luck in this struggle for their homes on country.” – Noonie


8.30pm

“Having a feed of fresh beef ribs at Windidda” – Garry

 

Days 36 – 38: Trip to Wiluna and surrounds

Day 36: 10am

Just having a read about Through Spinfix and Sand to the Last of Desert Family. The book is based on a family of four who was the last of the desert people and was find in 1975. The other one is call the Last of the Nomads. It based on a story about a couple of the old people man and women. They was find in 1977 and they were the last of old people who live out in the desert.

The shire of Wiluna going to donate the book Last of the Nomads for me to read. When I have free time and something to do I read it. So it give me understand more about the desert people and how they live out in the desert area.


Day 36: 1pm

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Allan ASHWIN ,JUM ASHWIN, Garry ASHWIN ,Gary ASHWIN, Brendon ASHWIN, Randle ASHWIN ,Brendon ASHWIN JUNIOR,front row, Clinton Pryor , Victor Ashwin


North Pool, just North of Wiluna. – Noonie


14523140_1789138624675539_647329690011308864_nWe stop in it this community, they are working hard to keep it going. – Noonie


The old Wiluna hospital were Garry Ashwin and Jum Ashwin father Walter James Ashwin was born in 1934. The old hospital is getting a good work over and a face lift, a lot of work is been done there.


Day 37: 7am

14681821_1872527529637101_5358513353288732933_n-1Say hello to a baby Dingo. Wilum giving him the name Spider Man.


Day 37: 10am

14690952_1872522682970919_5581010495386681416_nGood morning all. All the way from the desert area at Wiluna town. It going to be a busy day today. We of to another community about 200km east of Wiluna to meet with the elders at this community. Also get they story about how thing being for them in the desert and see want being happen in this community.


Yellma boundary fence – Garry Ashwin


***WARNING: GRAPHIC PICTURES BELOW***

Day 38: 5pm

Hey guy we back in Wiluna after spending the night at Windidda Station with the local an elders getting they story and how the government is failing our people. I just wanted to thanks Roy Walker and Steven Walker for going hunting yesterday and getting us some meat more or less big bull for dinner and feeding us all. So Thank you brothers for getting us some meat for us all and giving us some meat for the road for Laverton to Warburton.

Day 35: (Rest Day) Leonora

12.30pm

14701001_1871563389733515_2110598595674445316_oOne of the things we love about Clintons Walk for Justice, is that its a community supported effort, we just couldn’t do it without you.

This amazing woman collected some donated trainers and hand delivered them to Clinton 🙂

Thanks Keesha for driving and delivering and thanks to Portia for donating some shoes.

– Admin Lisa 🙂


1.30pm

14681668_704015289748943_5486237069383031871_nWe just at Jill Adams Ashwin house resting up in Leonora town and getting think ready for our run to Wiluna tomorrow to kill more time before the crowd funding money to come through. Also to see the elders and local in Wiluna before coming back to Leonora on Sunday afternoon to start the walk to Laverton town on Tuesday morning. I just wanted to thank Jill Adams Ashwin for letting us rest at her place.


2pm

Looking good and healthy. It must be because of the walking making me more health and I look different that 1 month ago.


3pm

14364754_1199413616781845_5567417311141135005_nEveryone need to know with out Garry Ashwin, Jum Ashwin and Noonie Raymond. I would be still on the island or only made it half way. Without this three amazing and good man I wouldn’t made it to Leonora town. This walk is not about me and it not a one man army. This walk is a team effort and we are going to finish this walk as a team. This three amazing man are not just my friend’s, but now have become family to me. They well Always have my respect and are welcome to come over my place for a cup a tea or a coffee anytime after this walk is finish and a place to stay.


4pm

I was born as a warrior and I’m going to die as a warrior. The march I lead on Australia day this year in Perth and we march for change to bring the Australia people together. Aboriginal people and non Aboriginal was marching together for change on Australia day.