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.


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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.


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


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[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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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.


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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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[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

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[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.


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

#ClintonsWalk #TreatyNOW


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Day 343: 8pm

[Admin Gee] Pic sent in by Allen on FB

Day 341: Wollongong

Day 341: 7am

The injustice this government has done to all of us shall no longer do injustice any more, that justice shall come forward to break it down to bring out the truth of freedom an unite.

That we has the olderst living culture on earth an we has a mulculture country of people who has different religious beliefs what to bring more to this country an the world it self to lead it in a new way of path where it shall show the true future of what we all wanted.

That it well bring this country together in working on a better way of a future for our child to live together in harmony an that no one shall no longer be left behind living in homeless an living in poverty. That mother earth shall shine an bring back the beautiful of this life we see every day in this world.

It is time for what we want and we have waited for a long time for this an the time is now to get it.


Day 341: 8am

The constitution is not broken it just that you people in politics don’t want to follow the rule book because you choose to be greedy an what power to control us.

The construction is for the people to give them the power to have a say when it come to laws, votes and who they want to lead this country.

I seen the old constitution the 1901 it has change from a government for the people to a government for the rich. We shall no longer be rule by the rich an that the power shall come back to the people.


Day 341: 8.30am

This is a tree in Wollongong, it has a lot of colour on it. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 341: 9am

What do you see in this picture?


Day 341: 9am

Hey all please donate an support my admin team who work so hard behind close door helping with the walk I doing. I what them to fly over because they a my friend and family an they decide the respect of knowledge for the amazing work they a doing with the walk for justice.

This will also fly over two elder I know very well and who I what to come over to stand with me on the last leg of the walk.


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What I see in this picture haha lol


Day 341: 10.30am

It time to speak out.


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Friday, 18th. From Wollongong to Illawarra Escarpment. Bulli – Noonie


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Please donate to help finish the walk of and also we calling out for assistance to try get two bus to help us help all this people walking with us from Campbelltown to Canberra.

Donation link here: https://www.gofundme.com/clintonswalk


Day 341: 2pm

This is what going on the side of the bus’s guys what you think.


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Out of Wollongong on the 18th a long the road and some people we meet. With one walker who walked with us for a few ks. – Noonie


Day 341: 3.30pm

Doing a call out for assistance for volunteers bus’s driver who have a LR licence. The bus a automatic and who what to come on a amazing trip helping eveyone who walking with us from Campbelltown to Canberra an who are up for a drive for couple week until the walk is finish. Please message me an let me know asap. Need this volunteers by tomorrow so we can pick up this to bus tomorrow night.


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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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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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[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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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.


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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

Day 338 & 339: Kiama

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Day 338: 8.30am

This is where we camped last night it remind me of a mission – Herbert Bropho


Day 338: 9.30am

This old man is for this country his local community – Herbert Bropho


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Day 338: 11am

Clinton is walking from Perth to Canberra to raise awareness of
injustice perpetrated against Aboriginal People.

Join us in welcoming Clinton to Campbelltown


Day 338: 2pm

[Admin] Pic sent in by Greg on Facebook.


Day 338: 7.30pm

[Admin Luke] Hey all, Admin Luke here with another big announcement!

We’re finally launching a fundraiser to cover the costs of getting the Admin Team and two Elders over to join Clinton!

We’re hoping to raise $5900 – and all funds raised will got to covering the cost of flights, travel and meals for 6 people.

The six people are:

Uncle Herbie Bropho – who has already arrived, may decide to use the money to bring his son over.

Uncle Noel Nannup who will join Clinton in Canberra for the big event on September 3.

Plus Admins Gee, Lisa, Luke and Toby.

Click through to the fundraiser page for more details, and please help us get over to join Clinton & the team in Canberra!!

https://www.gofundme.com/clintons-walk-admin-elders

***UPDATE***

We officially reached our Goal for this fundraiser just this morning!

Thank you all!
(30/08/17)


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Good morning guys it another beautiful day of walking today. I just what to thank people of Sydney for the amazing support and welcoming into Sydney Redfern the block.

I what to thank aunty Jenny Munro an her daughter Lorna Munro for organising everything in Redfern the event, food and welcoming to country in the block. Also doing a lot of the hard work to make sure the event when very well. I what to thank everyone else for coming to the event and welcome us into Redfern.

Thank you aunty Jenny an Lorna for doing all this for us and thank you, you mob from sydney for coming and showing support for the walk for justice.

I what to thank Kristen Parker the CEO of National centre of Indigenous excellence but now has left for helping us with accommodation in Redfern and making sure we had some where to stay.

The national centre of indigenous excellence don’t let any one stay at the place with out paying. But they have done this for us for free and the team and I what to thank you guys for letting us stay there.

Thank you everyone from sydney and thank you everyone from Redfern the block.


Day 339

Wednesday, from Kiama, it look like the rain mite have been with us today, then the rain was gone, the sun was here to stay. – Noonie


Day 339: 10.30am

I just what to thank the people of La Perouse community for inviting us out to the community an organise a event on the day we arrived out there.
I want to thank the La Perouse aboriginal community health centre for organising everything like the BBQ, event and welcoming to country. Thank you La Perouse aboriginal community health centre.

I want to thank the elder’s for coming a lone to welcome me an the team to the community. I want to thank the year 4 kids for singing songs and welcoming us into the community. I also want to thank the school kids and high school kids for doing a welcoming to country traditional dance.

I want to thank everyone else from La Perouse and other for coming and showing support for want we a doing an also I what to thank you all for the amazing welcome into La Perouse community.


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Wednesday the 16th, from Bombo to our rest stop, where we left the Princes Highway for a safer road to walk on Shellharbour Rd. – Noonie


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On Shellharbour Rd to were we finished our day. – Noonie


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Wednesday the 16th along the road. – Noonie