Day 326: Nowra Bridgewalk

Day 326: 7am

I want to thank Kings Point retreat Ulladulla for letting us stay for two nighy for free at they accommodation in Ulladulla.

I want to thank Leanne Barford and who work for the Ulladulla Local Aboriginal Land Council for organising everything and helping with every thing in Ulladulla.

I want to thank the Elder who did the Welcome to Country lastnight at the local aboriginal land council named Uncle Fred. The mob is the Murramarang People for coming tonight to.

Thank you everyone in Ulladulla for the warm welcoming.


Day 326: 7am

I just having a talk with the New York Time and I was asking about where our walk for justice story will go out to. They said the story will go to Australia 🇦🇺, American 🇺🇸 , Canada 🍁, England, China 🇨🇳, Europe, India 🇮🇳 you may say it go all over the world 🌍 to a lot of millions of people. So there for the world will know about the walk for justice.


Day 326: 7.30am

Mollymook Beach. A rock beach line here, had to see it. – Noonie


Day 326: 8.30am


Day 326

Thursday the 3rd of August, from Mollymook Beach, the walk towards Ulladulla and then we drive towards Nowra for the bridge walk.


Day 326: 11,30am


Day 326: 11.30am


Day 326

Nowra, the welcome and smoking before the bridge walk. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 326: 2.30pm

Nowra big welcome awesome. – Jack


Day 326

The walk over the bridge at Nowra. – Noonie

Bonus Video

Day 229 & 230: More Adelaide Visits

Day 229: 8.30am

Yesterday at university of Adelaide with the students and staff telling them about our amazing walk from Perth to Adelaide and giving them a inside of how many think need to be still done to make think right for our people and Australia it self.

[Admin Gee] University of Adelaide: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/


Day 229: 9.30am

I just wanted to thank Mr Karrl Smith from the Living Kaurna Culture Centre for showing us and teaching us the culture from Kaurna people country area. The team and I enjoy the tour and also thank you for telling us the history of this country pass.

Thank you Mr Karrl Smith for having the time to see us and showing us around the Living Kaurna Culture Centre

[Admin Gee] More on the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre https://www.marion.sa.gov.au/living-kaurna-cultural-centre


Day 229: 10.30am

– Garry


Day 229: 1pm

Here with Matt Morrison and Corey Theatre the other day at the homeless anglicare. I just wanted to than this two for playing a song for us with we had lunch with the homeless.


Day 229: 3pm

Today with elder Dookie O’Loughlin who telling me story about the Dreaming story of the Kaurna – Tjilbruke, the water holes, animals and lore, and it’s connection from north to south. I just wanted to thank elder cookie newchurch for taking his time to see us and to talk with about some thing

[Guest Post] The man that Brotha Clinton is seated next too has spent the most part of his life, dedicated his life in fact to the restoration of Narungga and Kaurna culture and language.
He was a lecture at Tauondi for almost 30 years, ran his own classes teaching language and culture to his people. He did this with Mission School education. Not only did he teach it at Tauondi but took it out to our children in the schools, worked collaboratively with Councils around the Adelaide plains area to keep cultural/sacred sites safe and protected while also including the importance of these sites to the Kaurna and Narungga peoples. He laid our claim to this land with whites by protecting those sites, that we have been here thousands of years. He protected the proof of our existence and connection to dispel white myths.
He was the nucleus in establishing the Kaurna Cultural Living Centre which also includes Tjilburke Dreaming Story, Buthera’s Rock on Narungga land, Walk the York. All the language programs, and knowledge of how our lands was formed, plus many more programs to do with culture to many to name. This man, who is the only Narungga/Kaurna man alive today who is walking cultural library for Kaurna and Narungga. When our cultures was almost on the brink of extinction He gave its back its life. All those others that teach culture today can only teach because of him.
After all his dedication and commitment this year my father Kevin (Dookie) O’Loughlin will receive his Doctorate in Education and he deserves recognition for his life long endeavors. Although he is 70 he continues not only to promote our culture but also fights in the background for justice for his people. My family and I thank you for coming/passing through our country. My father said he is very proud of you and what your doing. – Ky Ky


Day 230: 11.30pm

Brett being Brett – Garry


Day 230: 5.30pm

[Admin Toby] Ill Starred Captain perform ‘Skin too few’ at Victoria Square for Clinton’s arrival in Adelaide. The guys also met up with Clinton on the road to show their support for the walk. Thanks for sending it in Justin and Scott – this is a great song!!

Day 188 & 189: Leaving Pimba

Day 188: 7.30am

It is a other beautiful day of walking. Good morning all  we made it to Pimba. So today we start walking our way down to Port Augusta. It well take us 4 to 5 days of walking. The km from Pimba to Port Augusta is about 175km. SoI hoping to be back in Port Augusta by Tuesdays. We only going to be in Port Augusta for 1 week because we be invited to see the kids at some of the primary school in Port Augusta and also see they partners.

Than when it come to next week on Monday. We start making our journey towards Adelaide. Adelaide is going to be the first city we going to hit after 6month of walk. It well take us about 2 week to get to Adelaide when we leave Port Augusta next week on Monday. I just giving you Adelaide’s mob a head’s up o.k You all have a good day and a lovely weekends cheer


Day 188: 8.30am

Before we left today in Pimba. I got the chance to meet this guys. The Australian Defeat’s Force so today before leaving Pimba i was talking with the command office about what they was up to and how they been. He told me they been good and they are traveling back up north to Darwin after two week of training in port Augusta army base.

I told the commanding officer you guys do great a job protecting the country and it is a honor to meet you guys out here and i shake his hands. It great to meet this guys and great to have a chance to shake hand with high rating commanding office who job to keep his man in line. The commanding officer giving me the o.k to take this photo of they vehicle


Day 188: 10am

Few Emu’s – Garry


Day 188: 10.30am

Just now Pimba road house, won’t be any food left in the roadhouse. – Garry


Day 189: 10.30am

As I walk though the valley of the shadow of death. I fear no evil but god and my ancients them self. That he and my old people shall give me straight and courage to push though this hard bit of this harsh land i walk on. I ask from him and my ancients to give me wind to help us though this hot heat we walk in today. We are not far from seeing tree, water and life once again.

A man🙏!!!


Day 189: 10am

At Woomera air force base – Garry


 

Days 93-95: Leaving Uluru & Mutitjulu

Day 93: 4am

15400918_1819284031660998_2525054470018800297_nYesterday we were on our way to see Reggies Uluru brother Cassidy Uluru, these photos of Uluru were taken out of the window along the way. Their was one place, not to photo, it has the colours on the photo’s to cover it up. When you look at this rock Uluru, you see more things on it each time you look at it. – Noonie


Day 93: 6am

15349585_1819334468322621_1832768356126862755_nBrett is on his way home last night, it would have been a long way home for Brett with us to Canberra then home. Brett will be back at a later date. Have a safe trip home Brett. – Noonie


Day 93: 8am

15319130_1819363234986411_5686712123923705190_nThis group of Queenslanders, part of a Indigenous Program come to see the sun set on Uluru, were happy for a photo by Brett’s Van, untill they were told that Reggie Uluru family was the Traditional owners of Uluru then more photos had to be taken, they enjoyed the sun set at Uluru.


Day 93: 10am

15391214_1905166369706550_5650323328583954503_n-1None thing more better than putting a smile on young high school kids yesterdays who came from QLD for a sporting school trap. Also known they finely meet traditional owner Reggie Uluru. Take about seen the young one face light up like no tomorrow. I hope it made they day.

[Admin] From Facebook Follower Lisa: This is the PCYC Ipswich Deadly Dukes from Ipswich SHS. They completed a road trip from Ipswich to Uluru for their Gold qualifying journey. The trip was to explore culturally significant places on the way with Uluru being the main destination.


Day 93: 5.30pm 

15380292_1904834889739698_3626722565388586506_nUluru well always be with me where ever I go and be in my heart becuase i gotten a piece of it with me. I well think always to my self, that I know I walk it to Uluru from Perth. Soon down the track when i reach Canberra. I well say I walk it from Perth to Canberra.

Tomorrow we leave this most beautiful place to get ready to head east to unknown place that we never being before. For me it my first time going to Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. But I hope when we walk thought this city, that we well see different culture people with different believed coming together and walking with us for change and a better future for Australia.

I believed in Australia and I know in my heart that this country can be better than what it is now. The only weapon I have left that I well use is the Truth. I well speak the truth to bring this country together and use it in a way to make the Australia people to believe. We the people on this earth what change. I have gotten the last piece I need for the walk and that is wised. Now I’m ready to change this dream to see our country coming together for our future.


Day 93: 6pm

15418463_1905332663023254_2368110054786154564_oAaarrrr my beloved walking stick carried from Perth to Uluru. Now I going to carried rest of the way. I keep using it until I get old.


Day 94: 8am

Hey guys quick update. We mean to be leaving today😯. But this morning the chairman from the community came and seen us and said you should leave tomorrow morning because he organizing to try get the hold community to walk with us tomorrow morning 😁. So than mean we going to stay one more night in the community 🙌. They said when your in Uluru you feel like you don’t what to leave 😂😜😱hahah lol but we going to leave tomorrow😞. I love being here in Uluru and I don’t what to leave 😖. But we most get back into the walk again and head east for justice


Day 94: 6pm

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– Garry


Day 94: 5.30pm

15442324_1820052014917533_1620119186230789869_n-1I spend the today walking around Uluru, much was not to be photographed, but you would need to be at its base to see what it is really like. Some places can be photos but to be there, is to see that it is Uluru, not the rock in the center of Australia.

The walk track takes you to very peaceful and beautiful places, that to be there, then you can describe it in your words. To be there is to see Uluru as it should be seen. Even had a walk on Uluru, apart of the track allows you to walk on it, if highs are scary for you, then this is good for you, not very high, but don’t trip over, it is solid rock.- Noonie


Day 95: 6am

15442354_1906239992932521_6716393909652948968_nUp early and ready for today.


Day 95: 9.30am

15420890_1198024440288658_7556666741387016918_n-1Leaving Mutitjulu heading for Alice springs for Xmas. – Garry


Day 95: 10.30am

15541983_1906330019590185_2341880524153437168_nI’m ready to head east. It time for change, it time for justice and time for a better future for us all. This is for my old people and for the spirit of the land. Uuuuuuuuulllllllllluuuuuuurrrrrrruuuuu well be my straight and protector. Let make this happen!!!


Day 95: 12.30pm

15492098_1820567064866028_1174372733191348293_nOn the way out I went down the track past Uluru in the opposite way than the day befor you mite like the water hole. – Noonie


Day 95: 3.30pm

15400351_1906431362913384_2482233205837425672_n-1I just wanted to thank Mr Reggie Uluru, his brother Cassiey Uluru and Mr Jake for welcoming us to your country and to Uluru. Also just wanted thank this man for having they time to see us and tell us about how think going in Mutitjulu community. So thank you to this man who look after the most secret site to our people.


Day 95: 4pm

15542434_1820570698198998_3252199733385485003_nOn our way out today leaving Mutitjulu community. – Noonie


Day 95: 6pm

15590345_1906472846242569_7659362801723634895_nI just wanted to thank Mr Sid Moore who work in Mutitjulu community. For helping us out with a place to stay in the community and helping us out with food as well. Mr Sid Moore you do amazing job in the community and trying to make Mutitjulu community to get back on they feet again. Also helping out traditional owner of Uluru with deal between them and the government. So the government don’t try to rip of the people of Uluru. Keep up the amazing job Mr Sid Moore.

(Pics) These guys!

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Local kids, (from Goomaling) Naomi, Cyril and Ashley joined Clinton for the last kilometre of the walk into Northam.

We just want to do a special post in thanks of all those people who have stopped to chat or walk with Clinton along the way. Thanks to all those who have beeped, yelled encouragement and stopped to drop off snacks. Clinton loves meeting you all! And to all those who message the Facebook Group with encouragement, we love reading all your messages of support.

Always was and Always will be Aboriginal land. Took the colours to the top of Bluff Knoll Clinton Pryor for you mob….every step seemed treacherous however came off the mountain without injury except sore legs a bit…so here’s “cheers” to your journey to be safe too. – Mary Ann Rath

We are even getting youtube videos!

If you have pictures, send them to the Facebook Group! We love seeing them!

Thank You All!

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.

(Pics) Gallery Post

Please enjoy this series of photos taken that we’ve been hoarding. If you have photos of Clinton that you’d like to share, please post them to the Facebook Group! We love seeing your pictures! 

Photo credit to: Laura, Lime HoneyGeorgiaChristieSamanthaPaige, Noonie & Garry.

Please check with us if you’d like to use photographs for media purposes.

Day 23: Coolgardie to Kalgoorlie

7.30am

Quick update. We getting ready to leave Coolgardie town this morning at 8:30am. Then we make our way to Kalgoorlie where we be setting up camp at Elijah memorial at 3:00pm today. Also I just wanted to say thank you to Sylvia Tucker at Coolgardie town for helping us by letting us stay at her other house and resting up. Thank you Sylvia for helping us out for letting us have a shower at your house and showing us where was the funeral being held for Elijah on Tuesdays.


9am

14502876_697022097114929_6362702166272688255_nI’m on my way to Kalgoorlie now. The team well catch up within a hour wild I’m walking. So I be walking a lone for 1 hour because the team need to finish packing up everything. So that mean I need to watch both side of the road car’s coming in front of me and behind me because I walking in to a town that has full of hatred and full of racism.


11.30am

I just wanted to say thank you to Sarah Vasey from GWN 7 news for coming out this morning and doing a interview with me 🙂 guys watch GWN 7news tonight if you want to see the interview today.

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6pm

Hey guys quick update just letting you know we made it to Kalgoorlie and we are now at Elijah memorial setting up camp. But we here for the weekend to spread time with the elders and the locals in Kalgoorlie. Everyone is welcome to come down and set around the fire with us and welcome to join us tonight

Day 21: Coolgardie

8am

14495324_1116715008419602_5244579149877866048_n“Update guy’s I’m starting the walk again where the support team pick me up yesterday and I about 40km out from Coolgardie town. I well reach Coolgardie about 4:00pm. Then I well rest up all day tomorrow to start the walk to Kalgoorlie town on Friday morning and I well get to Kalgoorlie in the afternoon around 3:00pm to set up camp at Elijah memorial to spent sometime with the Kalgoorlie mob over the weekends. Also to speak with the elders and the local around Kalgoorlie town.”


[Admin Jake]

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“Nyoongar elder Uncle Ben Taylor walking with Clinton and Noonie.

Laura and I caught up with Uncle Ben in Southern Cross on our way back to Perth on the weekend before young Elijah’s funeral, he bought some chocolates for Clinton and Noonie to keep their energy and spirits up. Good to see him join the walk.


[ADMIN] Current Map Update!

Coolgardie

Day 17: Boorabbin

7.30am

14457282_1780060372250031_2592504689899886651_n“Good morning guys quick update. Me and the team are still on the road walking to Kalgoorlie town. It being amazing so far and that the land out here is so beautiful. Also the air out here is nice and fresh. We all doing great and if you wanted know where we are just look on the side of the road from southern cross to Kalgoorlie you see us walking heading to Kalgoorlie”


8am

14479540_693772217439917_1924110324926981300_n“We settled up camp in side a old house. Complete run down to the amazing but it keep us all warm from the cold lastnight. The house was build back in 1940 and no no ghost didn’t come to the house to scarier us of haha lol But the house is amazing and old. Now we on the road again towards all.”14440929_693772317439907_4855404114377746283_n (1)


2pm

14355714_1862437230646131_4640218284873453016_n“Far a way in those descent land, I walk this land proud and free, far a way from home, searching high and low. Far a way from homeeeee.

Song by Archie roach the movie tracker.”


5.30pm

“Hey guys quick update and also we on t.v tonight on SBS world new at 6:30pm today on channel 3 or channel 30 please watch it.”

[ADMIN: Link]