Days 257 & 258: Ararat

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

Day 257

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.)

Day 257

Lunch next to a lake and camping in a caravan park. – Noonie

Bonus Video

Day 258: 9am

Welcome to Victoria where they show you and teach you how to go to the toilet.

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

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

Days 242 & 243: Keith

Day 242: 7am

Good morning guys getting into the walk really early today so we can do more Kms of walking today. This is Kvaser Om from Sydney. He has join us on our walk from Adelaide and be walking with us all the way to Canberra. The team, the admin team and my self a letting people know that people are welcome to join us on our walk for justice if you like. Everyone is welcome to join and welcome to walk with us all the way to Canberra.

Day 242: 10am

There will be a meeting well be held from the 19th to the 21st of May 2017 at the Victorian Tent Embassy at 8 Majorca Rd. Maryborough 3465. Helen Dodds Aboriginal Tent Embassy Victoria.

We are calling on all Sovereign Nations and descendents of the settlers across this great land to come to this meeting in Victoria in the first instance.

There will be more meetings to follow over the next few months for the preparation of what is decided to be done when we arrive at Canberra.

It in our best interest.

So Please come to this meeting or if you cannot come comment your email address so we can send you a copy of video voice recording to you about what happen at the meeting.

For more information please press on to the event page to look at detail.

Please share and get this event out to people. So people can see it or if they what to come to this.

Day 242: 11am

Now leaving Tintinara on our way. – Noonie

Day 242: 1pm

This walk has change my life to becoming something more than what i know from the pass. I only think when i walk every day getting closer to Canberra is what it well be like when I reach the end of this journey or what I well think or feel when this walk is finish to head back home. Who know, but the best think to do is to enjoy and love each movement of it before it come to a end the walk for justice.

Day 242: 3.30pm

From Tintinara to out lunch stop. – Noonie

Day 242: 8pm

It a full moon tonight and i was trying to take a night photo showing me walking on the hwy to the next town. As noonie took this photo tonight there was a track driving pass as you can see on the left of the photo. Little as we know after Noonie took this photo we had a look at it and we notes a shinning light has showing it self on the right side of the photo. There was no light on this road as you can see it a dark road we are walking down. So me and noonie was thinking it mute be a Angle or our old people showing it self.

So we keep walking down the road further and then we started to see little light on the right in the bush and we notes this little light was a round a cross. That when we know that some one die on this road on the right side as you can see where the light is. So then we realizes it was are person spirit showing them self in this photo. We both look at each other and made the choose to walk it a bit faster down the road to get to the next town. There some crazy staff we see on this journey but this is not the first seeing spirit walking around at night on a full moon.

Day 243: 6am

Good morning guys quick update just letting you know that today this afternoon we been making our walk into Bordertown the last town to visit in South Australia. We been resting in Bordertown for the weekend. After that on Monday we be leaving Bordertown and making our way thought our fourth state Victoria yyyyyyeeee we be camping in Bordertown at Bordertown caravan park if people what to meet us or say hello around this country area

Day 243: 1am

From our lunch to camp a little bit of night walking. – Noonie

Day 243: 6.30am

It safe walking today as you can see nothing but fog. We only can see 15 to 20 meters in front of us. So today it safe walking slowly so we don’t get hit by a car.

Day 243: 12pm

At camp to Keith on to our first stop. – Noonie

Day 243: 11pm

From one rest stop to another, we were to walk on in to the night. -Noonie

Day 233 & 234: Hahndorf & Mt Barker

Day 233: 5am

On our way to Hahndorf, had breakfast their and on our way to Mt Barker. – Noonie

Day 233: 9am

Good morning guys it another beautiful day of walking up in this hill. We was walking down the road near a farm this morning. This little horses see us so they come running down the hill fast as they can to come up to us to say hello.

Day 233

– Noonie

Day 233: 9.30am

Hey guys if you what to know where we are. We are in Hahndorf town walking towards Mount Barker town. We are walking thought the back way not on the Fwy guys.

Day 233: 6pm

Up to our stop for the day, then to our camp for the night. – Noonie

Day 234: 5am

From day break to the drop off and to the underpass. – Noonie

Day 234: 6am

We have just came through Mt Barker. – Noonie

Day 234: 10am

As you may know that a week a go I put up a statues about me been nominated for award for National Indigenous for human rights. Well yesterday afternoon i give the NIHR a call to let them know that i couldn’t make it to Canberra by may 10 and that i must keep to the walk I’m doing. But they ask me to ask some one to go an be respective on my behalf go in Canberra to collected the award.

A lot of people may say why would you do that and not go. You should go and collected the human right award for courage because of what you a doing. Well for started I when on this walk in the first place to make a difference and to fight for justice for everyone.

Second of all I don’t need a award yet when we all know I have to finish this walk first before collecting a award like that manly a human right award for courage.

Three of all it dose not feel right going all the way to collected award where the walk finish. When I know i need to make sure I have to walk it there to finish the walk of.

In my heart I must stay true on what I believe and stay true to the people why I went on this walk in the first place. I don’t need a award for what I’m doing. I’m already been awarded thought this walk why because I get to meet beautiful people on this walk, talk with elders, kids and family, meet my people on they country area to talk about issues, walk on country to see the beautiful land and wildlife and most of all walk a cross a country in the foot step of my old people seen traditional time to make a stand for justice and for change.

I have ask the NIHR to let me know on Friday who have won the awarded so I can put on Facebook saying well done to you and keep up the amazing work your doing. I what to walk it and do the right think by my heart and listen to my heart what it tell me to do. I stay true on who I’m and show the people what person i’m. A true man who stand for the people.

Day 234: 6pm

Hey guys just letting you know that tomorrow at 1:00pm the walk make it way into Murray Bridge town. Please if your from Murray Bridge or around from the area you can meet us at the corner of Adelaide hwy and Old Princess hwy next to the information center or at the caravan park.

Please if you walking with us tomorrow please get there at 12:30pm or before 1:00pm. Then we start making our walk down towards Sturt Reserve Park where there is going to be a BBQ, elders and other think to.

Day 234: 7pm

[Admin Toby] After almost half a day of searching along the roads, Peta found Clinton and the crew!
We would like to add Peta is 9 months pregnant! Wow ❤️👍

The rest stop to the car and say goodbye to our walkers. – Noonie

Day 234: 9pm

[Guest Post]

Day 220: Port Wakefield

Day 220: 5.30am

We had a good tail wind Tuesday, on the farms along the way work is always going on. The salt lake is long and colourful. – Noonie

Day 220: 7.30am

Hey guys quick update just letting you know that we made it into Port Wakefield last around 9:30pm. We going to be resting today so that we can meet people here in Port Wakefield and talk to them about think and also listen to them what they what and why they what think change around in this country. We camping at the caravan park in Port Wakefield people a welcome to come here if you what to have a talk or meet us. Than tomorrow we start making our way into our first city Adelaide than yyyyeeeee . So please if you live in Port Wakefield come and see us or you can come up to us when you see us walking around having a look at the place

Day 220: 8.30am

A high hill to take photos from, good landscape. – Noonie

Day 220: 9am

Just with for a walk on my own just to have a look down the road going towards Adelaide way and have a think about thing that this is it and it now time to be ready for our first city. You have come this far from where you have started to now and you have collected a lot of knowledge and wished from a lot of people on the way of this walk. Now it time for you speak on what has been on your mind and want came be done to bring this country together and opening the people mind’s. So this it Mr spirit Walker. Time for you to give all you got because this well never happen again. One chance and one shot at this so let make this happen.

Day 220: 4pm

I don’t know how I did it. From a man been homeless, to man working in office with suit on, to man protecting on heirisson island for the homeless and community, to man walking across country for justice chancing a dream, glory and history book. I just don’t know how I did it. But I do know is I believe and I believe in something and that is making a difference in this world. It time rest up and get ready for our journey into Adelaide.

Day 220: 8pm

At Port Wakefield today, at the caravan park, last night not much wind but tonight, the wind is making up for it. – Noonie

Days 214 – 216: Snowtown

Day 214: 7am

Good morning everyone it another beautiful day today, I’m up early having my coffee and breakfast watching the new. It been a wild series we seen a T.V but we get up soon and get into the walk today and make our way towards the next town Redhill

Day 214: 10.30am

On our way towards Redhill now  We be getting into Redhill town around 4:00pm this afternoon

Day 214: 3.30pm

There is so much is going on right now in this world, that it’s making people worry, scared and thinking about they future and about if there going to be a World war 3. This what I have be note sting on Facebook and people are worry and scared about it and worry about they future.

People must remember that there been war thought out the world none stop and still going on till this day. When there war thought out the world from the beginning until now from world war one, world war 2 and to this day. The human race and the world it self still go on and we manager to rebuild from none thing and start over again.

When it come to war people die and people lose love once over there killing because of the greed of rich man. But we must ask our self this question about war that a going on today and about to happing soon. How long do we let this corporate government and rich greed man around the world keep doing this to us as human bee and keep going to war over power, resources and money greed.

How long do we let them keep doing this to us all. Do we as a people of the world let them keep on doing this to us and keep on going to war for power, greed and trying to rule us all or do we start standing up for something and start marching on the street to protect for peace and for change. We as the people are the once are in control, we make this world go around and can make this world a better place.

With out us there have none thing, they need us. Put the question you must ask your self how long well you let them continued doing this to us all or well you get up and stand up for change and for bring peace thought out this world we live in.

To me I’m getting up and going make a stand for change and for Peace. Not setting around waiting for the world to end and let it burn it self to Peace. You have the choice to make the difference so think about it.

Day 214: 5.30pm

From Crystal Brook caravan park to lunch time. – Noonie

Day 216: 7am

We set up camp at a rest stop. Morning to stopping just short of Red Hill for a feed. – Noonie

Day 216: 10.30am

Finely make it to snow town yyyyeeeee time to have a rest now and enjoy the afternoon of resting and enjoy the country area

Day 216: 1pm

How far well you go to make a difference in this world we live in. Well out of all the inspired movie I have seen over the year well it was one that catch my heart and it was Hawksaw ridges movie. One of the most amazing and inspired movie of all time telling a story about a man name Doss Desmond who was a medical detachment that never fired a single bull when he was servicing in world war 2. A man without a gun never fired a bull and save 75 man on a battle ground call hacksaw ridges. If the American never took Hawksaw ridge they couldn’t get Japan. Here one of the scene from the movie Hawksaw ridges that inspired me. Also this movie is base on a true story.

Medal of Honor Citation:

The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to DOSS, DESMOND T.
Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Medical Detachment, 307th Infantry, 77th Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Urasoe Mura, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, 29 April-21 May 1945. Entered service at: Lynchburg, Va. Birth: Lynchburg, Va. G.O. No.: 97, 1 November 1945.
Citation: He was a company aid man when the 1st Battalion assaulted a jagged escarpment 400 feet high As our troops gained the summit, a heavy concentration of artillery, mortar and machinegun fire crashed into them, inflicting approximately 75 casualties and driving the others back. Pfc. Doss refused to seek cover and remained in the fire-swept area with the many stricken, carrying them 1 by 1 to the edge of the escarpment and there lowering them on a rope-supported litter down the face of a cliff to friendly hands. On 2 May, he exposed himself to heavy rifle and mortar fire in rescuing a wounded man 200 yards forward of the lines on the same escarpment; and 2 days later he treated 4 men who had been cut down while assaulting a strongly defended cave, advancing through a shower of grenades to within 8 yards of enemy forces in a cave’s mouth, where he dressed his comrades’ wounds before making 4 separate trips under fire to evacuate them to safety. On 5 May, he unhesitatingly braved enemy shelling and small arms fire to assist an artillery officer. He applied bandages, moved his patient to a spot that offered protection from small arms fire and, while artillery and mortar shells fell close by, painstakingly administered plasma. Later that day, when an American was severely wounded by fire from a cave, Pfc. Doss crawled to him where he had fallen 25 feet from the enemy position, rendered aid, and carried him 100 yards to safety while continually exposed to enemy fire. On 21 May, in a night attack on high ground near Shuri, he remained in exposed territory while the rest of his company took cover, fearlessly risking the chance that he would be mistaken for an infiltrating Japanese and giving aid to the injured until he was himself seriously wounded in the legs by the explosion of a grenade. Rather than call another aid man from cover, he cared for his own injuries and waited 5 hours before litter bearers reached him and started carrying him to cover. The trio was caught in an enemy tank attack and Pfc. Doss, seeing a more critically wounded man nearby, crawled off the litter; and directed the bearers to give their first attention to the other man. Awaiting the litter bearers’ return, he was again struck, this time suffering a compound fracture of 1 arm. With magnificent fortitude he bound a rifle stock to his shattered arm as a splint and then crawled 300 yards over rough terrain to the aid station. Through his outstanding bravery and unflinching determination in the face of desperately dangerous conditions Pfc. Doss saved the lives of many soldiers. His name became a symbol throughout the 77th Infantry Division for outstanding gallantry far above and beyond the call of duty.

Day 216: 1.30pm

Day 216: 8.30pm

Day 213: Crystal Brook

Day 213: 8am

Good morning guys before we leave Port Pirie I just wanted to thank Elaine Crombie and the owner of Port Pirie Beach Caravan Park, Meg. So thank you Elaine Crombie and Meg for organizing us a place to stay in Port Pirie. We it time we head to the next town

[Admin] Port Pirie Beach Caravan Park:

Day 213: 8.30am

Walking out of Port Pirie Caravan Park and meeting people from Adelaide. – Noonie

Day 213: 11am

Leaving Port Pirie and now on my way towards Crystal Brook town. Where is our next camping spot will be  we be arriving into Crystal Brook today this afternoon around 4 to 5 clock pm

Day 213: 12.30pm

[Guest Post] Janette: Stopped on the Rd home to yarn with this bloke….Family also got meet Clinton and Noonie.

When the people from Adelaide stop, out of the back pop out a Walk for Justice T-shirt and a big smile welcome us. If this is what Adelaide will be like, a good warm welcome. – Noonie

Day 213: 3.30pm

Finley made it to Crystal Brook  time to go and setup camp to get some rest and have something to eat. We leave tomorrow from Crystal Brook to head to the next town call Redhill

Day 213: 6.30pm

Trying to get us a feed for tonight. But he standing up on the tree, look like he ready to fight to the death and saying to me I ain’t going to be easy to get  and I won’t go down with out a fight. So I made the choice to back of and let him go back to sleep on his tree

Day 213: 8pm

At the Port Pirie Caravan Park this morning befor the walk started some visitors came to see Clinton. Thanks to the owner of the Port Pirie Caravan Park giving us a Cabin for the night, thankyou – Noonie

Day 213: 8.30pm

Every day we get closer and closer to our first city ever seen leaving from Perth. I do not know what it going to be like in Adelaide because I never being there it my first time this way over east and walking into Adelaide. But I do know is that to let everyone know my self, Garry , Noonie and my admin team is ready for what lines a head for us when we hit our first city.

We know when we hit Adelaide it going to be full on for us all, headache and the walk is going to get big. But we ready for it because the one think my self, my team and my admin know is this we know that we came this far from where we started up to now and that we going to keep going until we finish this walk of into Canberra to get justice for everyone.

Day 213: 9.30pm

A change of land scapes to crop now the Rangers and the Ocean water is soon in the distance. – Noonie

Day 213: 9.30pm

A fiberglass goanna. – Noonie

Day 212: Port Pirie

Day 212: 9.30am

Good morning all it another beautiful day of doing what you need to do today  just a quick update just letting you know that we are about 20km out from Port Pirie. We be getting into Port Pirie town around about 2:00pm today. If anyone who like to meet us or have a yarn. Please come out and see us walk into your town to say hello or come and meet us when we have settled our camp up this afternoon  I well be putting up a location letting people know where we settled up our camp in Port Pirie

Day 212: 12pm

Finely made it to Port Pirie we going to be here for one night and than we going to push it to the next town

Day 212: 5.30pm

Hey guys  just enjoying my night here in Port Pirie. The owner’s of a caravan park and motel in Port Pirie was very nice to give us a place to stay for free with the help of Elaine Crombie who have organize this for us. Thank you Elaine Crombie and Port Pirie owners of caravan park for this. THANK YOU

Day 212: 8.30pm

From the camp to Port Pirie. – Noonie

[Admin Gee Post]

Introducing Pablo and Reuben!

Pablo messaged the team a few months back wanting to join the walk all the way from Perth! He and Reuben have since been enjoying the trip of a lifetime, sometimes with the team, sometimes ranging ahead of them. Keep an eye out for pics and features from the Adventures of Pablo and Reuben, they plan to go the entire distance to Canberra!

Great having you with us guys!

Day 212: 9pm

I had spent this day with Anne, this is going up into the Range and later in the day coming down the Range, had a good day. – Noonie

[Guest Post] Anne: Port Germaine Gorge. Nature’s wonderland.