Day 264: 4.30am
Day 264: 8.30am
Hello everyone before we get into the walk today and head of to Melbourne I just wanted to thank Mr Tony Lovett from the Koori Hub and the Ballarat Masters Football Club for helping us out by helping with getting our cars served at the mechanic by covering the cost. Thank you Mr Tony Lovett for assisting us with help mate
I also what to thank Sgt Mel Peters from Ballarat police by calling the police in Melbourne to look at helping us out with assisting to escort us over the Melbourne bridge when we walk into Melbourne from west side of it. I hope that the police of Melbourne well help us when we make our walk into Melbourne.
Thank you Sgt Mel peter
[Guest Post] Thanks for the wrap Clinton. Regent Auto in Ballarat Arena Mclaren did a great deal looking after your cars, the Ballarat ACJP picked up the tab for the remaining repairs. I just facilitated it.
Once again, thanks for stopping in Ballarat and sharing your story and inspiration! – Tony Lovett
Day 264: 9am
Good morning guys we on our way into Melbourne
Day 264: 11am
I have walk over 4,000 something km now I doing this walk for everyone to bring unity in this country. I walk for my family who i stood with on Heirssion island for 16month who fought for homeless an forced closure of community. A strong family I have and a proud family I have who just what our community to be reopened up and get back on with our live. I Walk for community that been close down to get them reopened up. We stand strong and proud and we a ready to fought for anyone who need help.
I walk to end poverty in community around Australia, I walk for ever homeless person who live in this country who need a home. I walk to bring everyone together to bring unity forward to get justice for everyone and for our self. This walk is for you my family back home in Perth, this walk is for my people, this walk is for all my friend who stood with and this walk is for everyone else. This government for to long has hurt us all and it time we get justice served.
Day 264: 12pm
We have left Ballarat, on our way. – Noonie
Day 264: 1pm
Thank you NITV for publishing this story about the walk and it good you written it down well about time. Please have a read guys a real story to read about why I walking and what I have notest been in community, station, homeland and town. It time for them to listen when I get into Canberra.
I ain’t walking to Canberra to see the prime minister. I walking to Canberra to see the governor general because a none is a none it time we talk to the queen right hand man ask for the one of royal family to come here to see us all.
On the old Melbourne rd – Garry
Day 264: 3.30pm
This is Herbie had the day off school to walk with Clinton – Garry
Day 264: 6pm
We just coming over the hill of Melbourne and I can say I never seen a big city before bigger than Perth there so much light woo😱 this me and my team first time coming into Melbourne in our life😨
Day 264: 6.30pm
We had a young walker with us today. His mum was keeping an eye on him, Herbert was no problem, not long after this photo Herbert and his mum headed home. Thankyou Herbert for the company, thanks to his mum for bringing Herbert out – Noonie
Day 264: 7pm
We made it to Ballan. – Noonie
Day 262: 6am
“A WA indigenous man is more than eight months, 4000km and five pairs of shoes into his walk from Perth to Canberra for Aboriginal rights.”
Day 262: 6.30am
Good morning everyone people in Ballarat there a event today come a long to meet my team an I at Victoria park around 10am today. I well see you all there
Day 262: 10am
It is about time main stream media are now covering this walk for justice. So tonight we be watching the news to see what they going to say about the walk. Let make this walk big and get it out there to the people before we reach Canberra.
A cold start to this morning, -3, that has been the coldest, it beat WA by -1 with a -2 in WA. Then to a meeting in a park were channel nine film Clinton and was on tv tonight. Well done channel nine. – Noonie
Day 262: 11.30am
Day 262: 2pm
I just wanted to thank Shu Brown from inclusion coordinate for organize think for the last couple day and help organize the event today in Ballarat. Also what to thank other for helping. City of Ballarat – Koori Engagement Action Group (KEAG) for accommodation for tonight and Fiona Machin for helping us with organize accommodation last night.
I what to thank Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative (BADAC) for accommodation in Beaufort where we stay before making our way this way. I also what to thank Bryon Powell – Elder & Tradition Owner – Wadawurrung People from Ballarat country area for welcoming us to they country.
DELWP – Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for help with think and also Mr Tony Lovett from the Koori Hub and the Ballarat Masters Football Club for the BBQ this morning. Thank you Ballarat community for welcoming us in to your beautiful town.
Day 263: 8.30am
Good morning guys before i start the day of walking this is Jack and Daniel, they regularly donate their pocket money to great causes and chose #ClintonsWalk this month. My admin team took the liberty of sending them a thankyou postcard. Their mum Skye has given her permission to share this. I just want to thank Jack and Daniel from the bottom of my heart for donating to our walk. You two are little league please keep following us on Facebook because think a going to get really amazing when we reach Melbourne
Thank you Jack, Daniel an to your mother Skye thank you
Day 263: 9am
[Admin] On the evening of June 6, Clinton’s Walk For Justice will join the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance – WAR in a march through Naarm (Melbourne), beginning at Parliament Gardens.
Clinton Pryor, a Wajuk, Balardung, Kija and Yulparitja man from Western Australia has been on his Walk For Justice since leaving Perth in September last year.
Clinton and the Walk For Justice Team are headed for Canberra, where they will deliver strong messages on behalf of the people and communities the team has met with right across the country.
Clinton says two messages are coming through very clearly from Aboriginal communities right now:
“First – our sovereignty was never ceded and our rights as the first nation peoples of this land should be recognised and respected as sovereign. And also our elders should be given back control over our communities.”
Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance is a of collective of young Aboriginal people committed to the cause of decolonization and the philosophy of Aboriginal nationalism – resistance and revival.
We invite all of the community to support Clinton walk through Naarm. Families are encourage to bring their young ones along to meet deadly brother Clinton.
What to bring: Banners, flags, gum leaves and paint-up.
Must bring rain weather gear to protect yourself from the elements, it is expected to be a cold welcome into Naarm.
Rain, hail or shine our brother Clinton walks for justice and we know we can show him our strength, love and support next Tuesday at 5pm at Parliament.
Day 263: 1pm
Day 263: 8pm
Our day has finish in Ballarat. – Noonie
Day 263: 11pm
The country side and things to see, on out way in to Ballarat. – Noonie
Day 261: 6.30am
Good morning everyone that tonight we be making our way into Ballarat town. Tomorrow morning there going to be a event at Victoria park on Oak drive. Please get there at 10am as there going to BBQ, speaking and Wadawurrung traditional owners of the country area are going to do welcome to country to welcoming us into they country area. So please get there tomorrow at 10am.
Day 261: 8am
On our way towards Ballarat, we are walking on the Western Hwy and we be in Ballarat tonight. Then it Melbourne our second city yyyyyeeee
Day 261: 9.30am
Had a walk around Beaufort this morning to enjoy the town, of what I had time for. What part of this journey don’t I like. None. – Noonie
Day 261: 10.30am
Heading out of Beaufort. – Noonie
Day 261: 4pm
I just got this thought message from Michelle Place
Hi Clinton, I have to start by saying you are a legend! Super inspiring and very brave, what a challenge you have set yourself for such an important cause. I am a teacher and I have been showing the kids what you are doing and they are so keen to give you support! Today we played in the Aboriginal Power Cup and we have added your hashtag to our Guernsey to show our love and support for you. You are inspirational and a modern day hero to me. What you are doing is so significant and meaningful, and I have loved following your journey so far👏 ❤️👊💙👐
Thank you Michelle Place and thank you guys for supporting the walk for justice. Keep following us we just getting started on the walk.
Day 261: 4pm
From Beaufort to the end of the day for us. Then we will spend the night in Ballarat. – Noonie
Day 261: 5.30pm
It was a day of people stopping today, good and wonderful people. – Noonie
Day 261: 6pm
“Clinton Pryor, 27, believes indigenous elders should be given full control of their communities.
Mr Pryor was involved in protests on Heirisson Island in Perth last year over the forced closure of WA indigenous communities when he decided to embark on foot to see Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.”
Shared by Garry
[Admin] Dumbartung: http://www.dumbartungaboriginalcorporation.org/
Day 259: 1.30pm
(You never know what you going to learn when your doing something amazing. All that matter is learn wile you can on it.)
Day 259: 6pm
We are at Ararat for the day, so I went for a little walk to the main street to have a look around. – Noonie
Day 260: 8.30am
Day 260: 10.30am
On our way out of Ararat. – Noonie
Day 260: 11am
On our way towards Ballarat town now. We be getting into Ballarat by tomorrow night. I have talk with the council group of Ballarat to help us by doing a welcome to country on Wednesday morning around 10am an to help out with donation, food voucher and fuel voucher on top accommodation for me and my team.
I trying to organize and look at where in Ballarat to do welcome to country from the council group and a location where everyone can come to meet us to. So I waiting on the council group to give me a call back tomorrow. Once I have a location I put it up on Facebook letting people know where to meet for the welcome to country.
If people from organization or from group what to help out in some way or help donate please commit your name, number and who you with or who you work for please commit or message me so i can call you to organize think with you over the phone.
On our way to a lunch break. – Noonie
Day 260: 8pm
Cartoon by Cathy Wilcox, shared by Garry
From lunch time and after changing a tyre on the buggie, we made it into Beaufort with some night walking. – Noonie
Day 257: 8am
Good morning guys it anther beautiful day of walking. Up early and into it, getting closer an closer ever day to Melbourne we are not far now. If people what to know where we are. We are still on the Western Hwy going towards Melbourne we are about 250km out from Melbourne on the Western Hwy. That is a 5 day walk none stop. But we looking at getting in Melbourne in 7 days because we going to use the 2 days to see community, council group and anyone else who waiting for us. You all have amazing day today
Day 257: 9am
I’ll be looking – Garry
From camp to lunch. – Noonie
Day 257: 5pm
Thank you Malika Kickett sister for adding this to my picture it well said.
(A person without culture is like a tree without root.)
Lunch next to a lake and camping in a caravan park. – Noonie
Day 258: 9am
Welcome to Victoria where they show you and teach you how to go to the toilet.
— Bryce New (@BryceNew247) May 27, 2017
Day 258: 10am
We are on the walk from the caravan park. A warm start with cloud building up. – Noonie
Day 258: 1pm
Day 258: 2.30pm
It raining where we are. We about 5km out from Ararat town. We be camping in Ararat tonight. Than tomorrow we be making our way towards Ballarat town and we be getting into Ballarat town by Tuesdays morning. Than it Melbourne yyyyyeeee out second big city on our walk. Melbourne mob we are on our way so let make this happen Melbourne people
Day 258: 5pm
We finish up at Ararat. – Noonie
Day 258: 7.30pm
A few photos of the country side on our way to Ararat. – Noonie