Day 353: Fitzroy Falls Visit

Day 353: 7am

[Admin Toby] Thankyou for all your work Barry McKay 😄👣


Day 353: 8.30am

[Admin Luke] In case you missed it when we posted an image of the physical paper version… Article from the Sunday Times


Day 353: 9am

[Admin Luke] BRISBANE FOLK: There are LOTS of tickets still available on the bus from Brisbane to join Clinton in Canberra. We really really need to fill these seats up so PLEASE BUY A TICKET and come along!!

You can also buy #PayItForward tickets for people who can’t afford their own.


Day 353: 9am

[Admin Gee] The Team are currently attending a Welcome and a School Visit but will be resuming the walk today from the Mittagong Hotel, walking towards Goulburn along the Old Hume Hwy and probably the M31.

Will update as we hear more!


Day 353: 10am

[Admin Luke] Good news, the Governor General will definitely be in town and available to meet with Clinton on Wednesday next week…..

We just might need to raise the pressure a bit to get him to actually come out and have a proper meeting with Clinton and the Elders at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy

More info soon.


Day 353: 1pm

[Admin Luke] Just got another reply from the Governor General’s office. He’s refusing to come out and discuss issues with Clinton and Aboriginal Elder’s at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. Instead his office insists only on a 1-on-1 conversation, and only up at Government House.

I think it’s time for you all to give their office a phone call and politely ask the Governor General to come out and meet with Clinton and the Aboriginal Elders at the Aboriginal Tenty Embassy on September 6.

Here’s the number: (02) 6283 3533

Where is the respect for Sovereign First Nation people?? Clinton has walked 5500km, Elders are traveling from across the country and the Governor General refuses to come out and hear their stories and take their messages for the Queen??


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[Admin Toby] 8 people on the walk today 😃👣


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All my life I had a dream to make a difference in this world an now I getting closer to the end of the most amazing journey I could ever done in my entire life to archive some thing good that we’ll go down in history for ever.


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Day 353: 9pm

Time to listen to some good song.

Day 347: Canberra Prep

Day 347: 7.30am

Good morning all calling out for assistance for LR licence drive to help drive the second Clinton walk for justice shuttle bus and to help people walk and rest on the bus. I need this LR licence drive by today this afternoon because tomorrow we heading of down the road to get closer to Canberra. We are in Mittagong town if people need to know where we are. So please if anyone that has a LR licence to help please message me thought Facebook message or on Clinton walk for justice page thank you.


Day 347: 8am

[Admin Luke] Do you live in Queensland and want to join Clinton’s Walk for Justice in Canberra for the big celebration on September 3? Well Democracy in Colour have organised a bus trip from Brisbane!

Tickets are subsidized and will be very popular, get in quick though because they may sell out fast!!!

#ClitonsWalk #TreatyNOW


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Day 347: 12pm

Word been going around saying I going to treaty with the government. Who said I was going to speak about treaty to the government. People thing I dont know anything try as many. When I have said I going to the governor general and speak to the represent of the crown to talk about treaty between two Sovereign country. I only going do that if only all the serious elder’s who a coming agree on it. If they say no I not going to do it. I listen to my elder and follow culture way and not lising to other people agenda to change my view on what I trying to do. I getting sick to death with people jumping the gun with non-think never happen yet. People need to pull up and think for a sec. I have organised a big meeting in Canberra with everyone when they arrive to talk about issues and what need to be done to start moving thing forward. The topic well be talk about treaty and what tip of treaty need to be done to make sure to save our culture, lore, land and most of all to getting think done so we can help our people an the future generations. There be other talk about issues but like how I said I not going to do anything without elder and everyone else agree on thing.

People trying to hijacked my walk to push for they agenda. I also going to speak out about this people trying to hijacked my walk. I have walk a long way from where I have started to now people should respect that. I be speaking out for justice for those who never got justice for love once, community that a living in 3rd world condition, community that been close down like my family community was close down and half of my family die living on the street and other issues we collected ever sin been on the journey. This walk was never easy it is a hard road to walk on but at less we know now I getting closer coming to the end of this amazing journey. People should respect what I have done and not go jumping the gun when you should know none thing have not been done yet. But remember who the person walk all that way Clinton walk for justice.


Day 347: 12pm

[Admin] Coming from Sydney ?
Did you know Democracy in Colour have arranged for transport to Canberra.
Tickets are selling, so be quick 


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Day 347: 12.30pm

[Admin Lisa] Welcome to the Event Page for the final days of Clintons Walk for Justice.

This page is where you will need to check in, we will post daily about where to join the walk, what progress is being made and any other important information that we feel you need to be aware of. Please read the current expectations:

👣 Joining the walk 👣

What you need to bring :
You will be responsible for your own food, camping gear, water, money and any other costs incurred while walking.

We would love you to bring your commitment, your sense of humour and your deepest respects for what Clinton has achieved in the last year and how important this last final part of his walk is.

We want to keep the fires burning, so if you are coming to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy please bring some wood to offer, funds for yourself and a sense of unity and purpose.

We want to use this opportunity to remind people that Clinton is THE ONLY spokesperson for his Walk for Justice .

We will not tolerate any unsociable behaviours, drugs and alcohol are not appropriate or acceptable and you will be asked to leave if any of these basic courteous rules are not followed.

Everyone is welcome to join in but it is up to you to work out where, when and how.

There are buses available for people who may be having a tough day or just want an easier day, the buses can also be used to store your camping gear on during the day so that you are free to walk.

The Admin Team are flying over to join you all next week and we want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your help and support in getting us over there. It is really appreciated and we couldn’t have done any of this without you !!


Day 347: 12.30pm

[Admin Lisa] Coming from Melbourne ?
Did you know Democracy in Colour have arranged for transport to Canberra ?
Tickets are selling, so be quick 


Day 347: 4.30pm

[Admin Toby] Thankyou Walkatjurra Walkabout mob for this beautiful video message 👣

If you have videos or photos please post onto the page with the hashtag:
#clintonswalk


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Day 345: Appin

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[Admin Toby] This time last year was the 50th Anniversary of the Wave Hill walk-off, which is commemorated every year by a festival at Kalkaringji and Daguragu. This video clip captures the parade on the path of the walk-off, concert and fireworks to a live edit of ‘From Little Things, Big Things Grow’.

On the 23rd of August Vincent Lingiari led the workers and families to walk off Wave Hill station and begin their seven-year strike. Initially, a strike against work and living conditions, it soon became a long campaign for the return of thier most sacred lands.

In 1967, Gurindji petitioned the Governor-General, claiming 1,295 km² of land near Wave Hill. Their claim was rejected. While Dagaragu would eventually become the first cattle station to be owned and managed by an Aboriginal community, today known as the Murramulla Gurindji Company, it took many years before the Gurindji achieved this.

In 1969 the Liberal-National CountryCoalition government was given a proposal to give eight square kilometres back to the Gurindji. Cabinet refused even to discuss the issue.

In support of the walk-off there were demonstrations and arrests in southern Australia and many church, student and trade union groups gave practical and fundraising support to the Gurindji struggle.

Vincent Lingiari, Billy Bunter Jampijinpa and others toured Australia, with the support of workers’ unions, to give talks, raise awareness, build support for their cause and have meetings with major lawyers and politicians. Frank Hardy recalled at a fundraising meeting, a donor gave $500 after hearing Vincent Lingiari speak. The donor – who said he had never before met an Aboriginal person – was a young Dr Fred Hollows the eye surgeon.

Hardy also records Pincher Manguari as saying:

“We want them Vestey mob all go away from here. Wave Hill Aboriginal people bin called Gurindji. We bin here long time before them Vestey mob. This is our country, all this bin Gurindji country. Wave Hill bin our country. We want this land; we strike for that.”

In 1975, the Labor government of Gough Whitlam negotiatiated with Vesteys to give the Gurindji back a portion of their land. This was a breakthrough in the land rights movement in Australia.

“I want this to acknowledge that we Australians have still much to do to redress the injustice and oppression that has for so long been the lot of Black Australians.”

The handback took place on 16 August 1975 with Whitlams speach and the famous gesture of pouring sand into Vincent’s Lingiari’s hand.


Day 345


Day 345: 10.30am


Day 345: 11.30am

Just got giving a possuim skin to wear to Canberra from the elder’s of Mittagong town. It look beautiful, amazing an it a honour to wear it. They giving it to me to wear it until I finish the walk off and I when I finish the walk i we’ll give it back to the elder’s in Mittagong. Thank you guys so much for this.


Day 345

Our start to the day to our lunch break in Appin. 22nd. – Noonie


Day 345: 12.30pm

[Admin Toby] Update: Clinton is approaching Mittagong today. 👣🐾

One of the buses will shuttle people from Campbelltown between where he is, and each camp site for the night. ⛺️

And the rules on the bus go round and round 😀🚌🎶 Pick up’s are along the main road only. No drugs or drinking – elders and children are priority 👍


Day 345: 12.30pm

[Admin Luke] Hey all, Admin Luke with a quick reminder that we’re still trying to raise enough funds to cover the cost of bringing the Admin Team and Uncle Noel over to join Clinton in Canberra!

We’ve almost made it all the way to our goal, just $1460 to go!!

That said, we’re also considering adding an extra $500 to help bring Clinton’s lady across to join us too..

What do y’all think of that idea?

Send your donations now to help make it happen!

#ClintonsWalk


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After lunch through the Pass to the end of out day. – Noonie


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Day 345: 6.30pm

When you got little supporter and kids who look up to you as a hero to them. Also on top dress up like you and going to walk with you when you walk into Canberra. How cute is this little man. Thank you Danielle M Baxter for sending me this picture of your boy.


Day 435

Our day on the 22nd of August, another enjoyable day in paradise. – Noonie

Day 344: Mittagong Welcome

Day 344: 9am

Good morning guys first I just what to thank Benchy from Busfleet Australia for helping us with two bus and use this bus to help everyone with the walk as we get ready to head towards Canberra.

I what to thank you Benchy from bus fleet for helping us and we well look after this bus very well until we finish the walk into Canberra. I we’ll let you know if we need a three bus. Thank you mate.

The other think I we’ll putting a update of what happening and where we are an how you can catch up by the bus picking you up. So please keep a eye out for the update when I go live for the final walk into Canberra.


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Day 344: 2pm

[Admin Toby] Transcription of David Suzuki at the National Day of Action, Campbeltown NSW. 30 October 2016.

“You see, the issue is not one of racism, its about a colonial mindset and the battles you are having here are the same battles we are having in North America and in South America and in Africa. A colonial mentality that is not interested in Mother Earth.

I am astounded at the fact that you – Indigenous people still exist on this Land after all thats been done to you and I thank you. I thank you because we depend on you now, we need your leadership and the way of seeing the world that you have.

You see we have been blanketed by a mindset that does not see Mother Earth but sees resources and opportunities and its become a very powerful force – I am not Indigenous but I am here to say I am with you – to battle, because I am against the same mindset.

Someone said earlier that you want justice; you can not expect justice from a system that is built on denying the biggest crime of them all, which was that people came here and took your land! How can you have justice from a system that was built on that great crime to begin with?

So what I say is ‘we are now in a battle around the world’. A battle against the mentality that no longer sees the Earth as sacred. That no longer sees the Earth as our Mother. The very source of our lives and our well being.

And this is not any longer something that only Indigenous people have, it is people like me, people around the world who are beggining to realise that to talk about sustainability means that the only people on the Planet that know about sustainability are the people who have lived in place for thousands of years. And through the mistakes and failures and successes of their Elders, understand deeply what it means to live on the Land – with the Land.

So I just want to say thankyou. Thankyou for hanging on despite the horrors of what you’ve lived through. Your hanging on to something and we non-Indigenous want to work and help you work – with you, because we’ve got to overthrow the mentality that is ultimitely destroying this Planet.”


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Monday the 21st. Our walk into Mittagong. To be welcomed to Country. – Noonie


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A good ending to the day at Mittagong. Good people an a great day this day. – Noonie


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Video thanks to Melissa Sweet at Croakey.

Day 342 & 343: Campbelltown

Day 342: 8.30am


Day 342: 9am

[Admin Toby] Janelle and Zach’s visit to Australia was a cultural exchange through a partnership between the Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI) at the University of Wollongong, Waminda – South Coast Women’s Health & Welfare Aboriginal Corp., Welfare Aboriginal Corporation and Purdue University.


Day 342: 10.30am

Join us to celebrate Clinton’s arrival in Canberra and his meeting with the Governor General in the spot where The Walk for Justice began almost a whole year ago!


Day 342: 11.30am

Call out for help asap we need two driver who have LR licence to driver 22 seater school bus. There are two of them, we need this drive by today this afternoon to pick up this bus or one for now to pick up one of the bus’s and get the other one in the next couple of days. We leave Campbelltown tomorrow around 9:00am if you cannot make it.

I have decided to use one of the bus as a shuttle bus to pick people up and to drop people of if they what to walk with us where we are and when you finish walking with us we can drop you back to your town. The other one well stay with us for the hold day because to help people walk and need to rest.

Food, fuel, tent and blankets are cover. The only think you need is stuff for your self and the LR licence because you well be charge on the bus you drive until we get to Canberra. Please message me asap so we can organise something out.

***UPDATE*** 

We have two amazing drivers who have joined the team!


Day 342

From the 19th out of Bulli to the end of the day’s walk for us. As well as where we were camped. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 342: 5.30pm

On our way into Sydney to pick up two bus’s. Canberra here we come with a mob of people walking for justice and freedom. Canberra you better be ready.


Day 342: 9.30pm


Day 343: 2.30pm

[Admin Luke] Clinton’s message to Canberra video by Alfred Pek & The QUO.

#ClintonsWalk #TreatyNOW


Day 343: 3.30pm


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Day 343: 8pm

[Admin Gee] Pic sent in by Allen on FB

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.


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Day 340

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


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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.


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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


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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


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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