Day 81: Leaving Warakurna

4am

15193599_1179072392183863_3260159312340828981_n“This morning sunrise.” – Garry


4.30am

15284856_1812872565635478_1411577417150527111_n-1“Leaving this morning it is cool, we have had good weather coming up this way cool to warm and some hot days, our run of hot days, looks to start from here on into the Northern Territory, can not complain, weather wise is has been good.” – Noonie


4.30am

15219475_1897533007136553_1530813282020343417_nToday we a leaving Warakurna community to make our way to the boarder of northern territory. Warakurna community well be the last community we be visiting in western central desert area. It is because I’m bit behind time and need to get to uluru. I just wanted to thank the Ngaanyatjarra people from the western central desert for welcoming us in to your country area and helping us with think we need for our walk.

It been amazing walking thought your country and visiting community in your area. Thank you for inviting us to your school to see the kids to tell story about my walk and letting us set down with the elders to listing to they story about the old way. The think have notes in Ngaanyatjarra is that your culture out this way is very story and the language is very story. I have learn some much and what to stay put I must keep going because other a waiting for me.

Also I just wanted to thank Ngaanyatjarra people for donating and support my walk for justice. Change is coming soon and I know i well see you all again over in Canberra to help me finish the walk and supporting me when I speak on the behalf for our people to this government. I well Cherie every thing that I see, learn and all the gift your people giving us.

It time we get justice for our people and make a change. We be walking together in Parliament house in Canberra when I get closer with all our people round australia. It just matter of time. Change is coming and it coming soon. Thank you Ngaanyatjarra people I well see you all when you meet me over in Canberra


6am

15319314_1812899728966095_2732782675505157339_n“Not much wind at this moment to blow the dust off the road, on our say to the Northern Territory.” – Noonie


6.30am

15203221_1812913945631340_1464700193295437763_n“Our last look at Warakurna, the first place, I was able to hear and be apart of an ancient song line. I was listening to a verbal culture map, that has been apart of this landscape and culture that connects this continent together as one.” – Noonie


7am

Magazine scene. Sometime feel like this when I enter community out this way. Seen the people.

Day 75, 76: Leaving Jameson

Day 75: 8am

15134805_1809792262610175_2527825284421795353_n“On our way now out of Jameson, the house we stayed in, more good people we talked to in another Community.” – Noonie


Day 75: 10am 

15241145_1171569872934115_8215389400791448758_nAbout one k from the main road we hit a small camel, we all o.k and on the move back on with the walk. We about three days out from the next community. Look like we need a new windscreen for the car. We hope they have one in the next community. But us three we o.k and still doing the walk. The Camel is die now. We had no choose. But to put it down.


Day 75: 4.30pm

We just walk it into Wanarn community. We didn’t know Wanarn community was about 30km to 40km far from us on the walk. We had a talk with the Wanarn people and they going to help us out with a other windscreen. We be staying in Wanarn community tonight and tomorrow night until the car check and the windscreen change to a new one.

We be starting the walk again on Sunday morning towards Warakurna community. Warakurna community from Wanarn is about 60km. We be getting into Warakurna community by Sunday night. Than start the walk to the boarder and that is 50km to the northern territory.


Day 75: 5pm

15192787_1894803607409493_5281699791564272715_nThank you to Wanarn community for helping us with a new windscreen and going to check the car out. We don’t waste time, we get straight into it and fix the problem. So we can get back into the walk. Garry Ashwin getting a new windscreen out from a old car. Next time we be on the look out for camels. So this don’t happen again.


Day 75: 6.30pm

15109629_1809988585923876_1943308989105578606_n“This is from the top of the hill at Wanarn Community.” – Noonie


Day 76: 10.30am

15202553_1895154434041077_4373630380617586557_n5 more days just 5 more days. When I get to the heart land. I well know than that i walk it from Perth to Uluru.


Day 76: 2.30pm

15181706_1895230390700148_4726560395802064914_nI’m starting to look way more different. When I first started the walk for justice. A lot more wiser and a strong man.


Day 76: 12pm

15241908_1172970759460693_6636015957469483384_n“Here is a rare photo of Clinton doing some work, cleaning the broken glass out of the car.” – Garry


Day 76: 6pm

15192575_1895286860694501_6151899338381978490_nThe walk for justice car is good as new. She back in business and ready to start the walk again tomorrow towards Warakurna community. She gotten us this far and she going to get us to the end of the journey Canberra. She one unbelievable car. When thought a camel, hit a bird, goanna, had a flat tyres, got stuck in sand where we have to push her out and had a block converters where she was only doing 20ks a hour towards the roadhouse after Cosmo. But she still going. The good old holden commodore.

She part of the team the old girl she is. When she go into the Australia museum after this walk is finish. She be know as the car who help a team and a man who walk across Australia for justice. Well done to Garry Ashwin and Noonie Raymond for doing a amazing job on getting the new windscreen on her and thank you to Wanarn community for giving us a new windscreen.


Day 76: 11pm

15178115_1895406640682523_4443904602836275174_n“I have walk, walk and walk. Not because I sick and tired of what going on. It because I choose to make a difference and chance a dream that I know well happen. We all have a dream that we love to do and want to become. But it is up to you to choose to chance it or don’t do nothing about it. We as human only live once on this earth and you well never live again when you pass on”

Day 71: Jameson

4.30am

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– Garry


7am

15073316_1167599049997864_447916541615627038_n– Garry


“As we were walking I went ahead on top of a rise on the road, I found this rocky hill and climbed on top, this is what I saw.” – Noonie


5pm

15027914_1892891497600704_67910421703150211_n-1Hey all quick update just letting you know. We are at Jameson community resting for two day. Before we make our way to Warakuma community next to the board of western Australia an northern territory. We are about 148km out from Warakuma community. Than the board is about 50km from Warakuma than. I think we be making it to Uluru the heart land on dec 1st.

We be heading off on Wednesday morning towards Warakuma. It look like I be having my birthday out in Central desert not far from Warakuma community. But that o.k with me.

I wouldn’t ask for a better birthday celebration this year. Nothing more better than having my birthday out in mother nature, wild life and with the old people. yes Jameson community has signals to so family and friends can call us.


5.30pm


5.30pm

15181658_1808147852774616_8186362713550983591_n“We do like the quarries, plenty of room, at this one it was the first time that dingos are howling, the first time about 2 am the second time was after I turned off my alarm, four replied, it was good to here, that night I was treated with two howls, three in the first, I guess they like the sound of the music, four replied.” – Noonie


6pm

“We are at Jamerson Community 42ks off the main road.” – Noonie


6.30pm

15170951_1892913697598484_8080071566159192768_n-1[Admin Lisa] WoW. This incredible painting is called “Walk to Heal” and was painted by Tracey Green, a Yamaji woman from Geraldton WA. Tracey, Clinton will love that his walk inspired such a beautiful painting. Thank you so much for your wonderful support.


6.30pm

15085498_1808152832774118_7368272958612272248_n-1“Last night was on just off the road side, it was a pleasant night, then at about 3am the wind went from 0 to 30, then settled down, thought we were going to blowen away.” – Noonie


7pm

15193595_1892897300933457_691431671443228546_n-1Hey people if you what to know where we are. We are at Jameson community. North east from Warburton community. You can see there a lot of community out this way.


7pm

“This camping place has a good view, you have to collect the wood before you get there, two days only, has a toilet there.” – Noonie


7.30pm

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“I tried to keep quiet BUT MY ANCESTORS WON’T LET ME.” – Garry


7.30pm

15193647_1808162402773161_8978015254446854736_n“Every now and then you come to a high place in the land, we get to stop and just take in the views, I use the camera to see what my eyes look at, the good thing about the camera, I get to share some of what I get to see.” – Noonie


8pm

15181664_1892922397597614_2582419021783496116_nWhen you stop and think for a bit. You look back to see how far you come from home. In my hole life I never knew I well do something like this. But like they say if you what to see change. It start with you.

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Days 68 & 69: Leaving Warburton

Day 68: 7.30am

Good morning all just letting you all know that today we be leaving Warburton community this afternoon. To start making our way north east to the North Territory board. We be leaving around 2:00pm and the walk to the boarder well take us 7 to 8 day.

The km from Warburton to the North territory boarder is about 320km. So that main I be off Facebook for about 7 to 8 days off because of no signal out this way. So than main no one cannot call me. But there some good news, is that there community up this way who got WiFi so I can log back on to put up a update to tell people where we are.

Other that that I won’t be making it to Uluru for my birthday because I bit behind time. We be making it to Uluru around end of the month. But that o.k with me. We thinking about having my birthday when we reach the boarder is to drive down next to South Australia boarder. Where I can have my birthday in three state at the boarder of western Australia, south Australia and North territory. How cool is that having a birthday in three States.

Also today I be doing acknowledged and support for people. Support for people who need my help with want they doing and acknowledged to those who have help and organized think for us when we arrive at they community or town. I just wanted to say I hope you all have a amazing day today.


 Day 68: 8.30am

15078691_1230257667047355_7120451366897771117_nI just wanted to thank Warburton community for organizing a BBQ and welcome to community for us when we arrive in Warburton on Monday. Thank you Rowen Scott, other and elders for welcome us in to your community.


Day 68: 10am

15056241_1806915049564563_4980202624494496419_n-1“The Warburton Roadhouse, once again the stay over at a roadhouse has been excellence, no complaints, good people and service.” – Noonie


Day 68: 12pm

15056506_1891272291095958_7452217220105788766_nLook who coming with me a baby puppy. I wake him up and he looking at me saying let me go back to sleep hahaha lol naaa he staying here in Warburton. Beautiful baby puppy


Day 68 1pm

“Thanks to the Warburton Community our journey east will be better, thanks to more good people.” – Noonie


Day 68: 1pm

15036521_1891290167760837_8521195618219660099_nJust wanted to thank Mr Alan and Miss Serena Lee from Tjukayirla Roadhouse for letting us stay for couple15032057_1891290157760838_5204067925381196117_n night and rest up for free in your units. Also I wanted to thank you for helping us by letting me heal up from my cold I had, allowing Garry Ashwin to use the work shop to fix up the car and helping us with food, water and other think we need for the road. So thank you Mr Alan and Miss Serena for helping us. We wouldn’t move from your road house with you allowing Garry to fix up the car. Yee thank you for making us a chocolate cake to. So thank you two.


Day 68: 6.30pm

15107383_1891368441086343_2665770812434560506_n-1To my old people give me the courage, wisdom and straight to make this next part of the walk thought the central desert area on to the Northern territory boarder. I know in my heart I’m not far from the heart land. But I hope when I get there it well be something I well never forget that I walk it to Uluru.


Day 69: 10.30am

15078895_1166051993485903_4423279214519035867_n“Leaving Warburton.” – Garry

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Day 69: 11am

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We Leave Warburton today and say our go bye to the people and elders of Warburton community. The kids, mother, father and elders wanted to prayer for us to have a safe travel up north to the boarder of Northern territory. I just wanted to thank the local and elders for the most amazing time we was there in your community. Thank you Warburton community for welcome us in.

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Day 69: 11am

“Noonie and his bike riders.” – Rowen


Day 69: 11.30am

“The very good farewell from Warburton. We are heading out of Warburton now will be out of service for a while we will stay safe.” – Noonie


Day 69: 12pm

“CW said a prayer for Clinton, Garry and Noonie for safe travels through out this land.” – Rowen


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Day 64: Warburton

1pm

15027863_1805151549740913_6059766524789793647_n“Five ks out of Warburton.” – Noonie


“So happy to see Clinton, Garry and Noonie come into Warburton here are some photos.” – Facebook follower, Rowen.


 1.30pm

15036321_1889396551283532_863142295137571031_n16 days of walking thought the western desert in summer and I have survived an now reach Warburton town. The hero for the people is back.


“Joy West presented Clinton with a painting and Teresa Newland presented him the two boomerang what Mr West made.” – Rowen


3pm

A beautiful welcome from Warburton kids and elders. The Warburton people have organized a big BBQ at the pool for us and also give me a Chance’s to meet the elders of Warburton. I cannot wait to go for a swim in the pool after 16 days walking the western desert. Time to relax and have a talk with the people of Warburton


“Welcome to country by Colin West and Carey Simms.” – Rowen


“At the pool, a warm welcome for Clinton.” – Noonie


4.30pm

15056422_1889467571276430_114817522390135570_nI just wanted to thanks elder Carey Simms, Colin West for welcome me in to Warburton community. Also I just wanted to thank elder Philip West who not here right now for making me boomerang and giving them to me as a give for my walk.


15027941_1230257570380698_5866454049581291172_n“Like to say thanks to Dwane, Darren, Ada, Bevan, Theresa, Colin, Carey and myself for putting on the barbecue an organising the welcome.” – Rowen


7pm

15027869_1889467587943095_7703934226143452574_nO.k need to let everyone know that I not just walking across a whole country because I want to live a normal life. People need to realise that behind closed door I being doing a lot of work on having meeting with elders and local leader about want need to be done in community and the land how to make think right for my people. The paper work, video recording and message from elders. I don’t load it up on Facebook.

Why because one it no one else business but my own and two the government is watching me to see want I’m up to. I will step it up soon when I reach Uluru and start explain more about what I have seen, hear and understand in community that need to be done for elder and for the people.

All the paper work and video record is keep secret because I need to write it all down to put in a powerful speech to speak on community behalf and how the government has failed our people in community, town, city and in this country.

People need to also realise that this walk for justice is bigger than what it is. This why a lot of non Indigenous people have join this movement same as Indigenous people under one think. The walk for justice because there no justice for the people of Australia until some one stand up for the people and that want I’m doing by walking across the country for.


15036639_1805305356392199_6681643374555731018_n“The artists of the banner, they did a very good job.” – Noonie