Day 299: Boomerang / Lake Tyers

Day 299: 4am

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Day 299: 7.30am


Day 299: 8.30am

I written a letter to the premier of Western Australia Mr Mark McGowan about going on the news to Announce to the public and community that the western Australia government are not going to close community down and that they have to work with elders an community leader to improve community life. On top I told them any law that is going thought parliament must go to the people to be put to referendum so the people can vote on it and that western Australia government must do the right think and work for the people because the people voted them in and they must do the right think an keep they promest why they was voted in the first place or you going to do the same think like former premier Mr Barnett. This is the Western Australia government reply to me please read and what you think?


Day 299: 9.30am


Day 299: 1pm

Lesson to be learn.

Aboriginal meaning= away from original.
Original meaing= Original person of this land.
First nation meaing= first people to the land. 
First people meaing= first people of the land since creation.
Traditional owner meaing= The attitude of buying and selling of the land.
Custodian meaing= Caring for country and for mother earth.

First lesson to be learn.


Day 299: 8.30pm

[Admin Post] In a heated NAIDOC line up of speeches in Darwin today, the focus was on the continued NT intervention. Clinton’s Walk for Justice feature two speakers and the DCC dance incentive creating awareness of incarceration: One Mob Different Country.

Auntie Josie Crawshaw of the ‘No Justice – Just Us’ campaign spoke about CDP – Community Development Program (which was CDEP – now minus the word “Employment”) work for the dole and Centrelink’s Mutual Obligation requirements. The reality of being breached is resulting in starvation, personal and family breakdown continuing as a serious oppressive situation of epidemic proportion in community right now – on our watch – before our very eyes in this day and age 2017.

Work for the dole with no Work Cover, union representation or superannuation is modern slavery, with the Basic Card and Income Management breaching human rights and basic human dignity. This together with suspension of payments in part decided on by privatised job network agencies is driving suicide rates, family breakdown and child removals, petty crime and arrests to unprecedented levels – the highest in the world.

Since the intervention, the paperless arrest judicary and punishment “lock em up” system is perpetuating the loss of cultural continuance, language, community and family kinship, totemic heritage and local ecological knowledge. This is continued genocide. Mutual Obligation and youth detention are forcing this generational gap as more people must move off country. The administration costs of income management and paternalistic punitive approaches from government policy could be going to more early awareness, education and community initiatives that encourage and facilitate incentive and reward in local enterprise and small business, land care, arts and cultural development.

Again and again we are calling on the government to listen and act together on the concerns of our Elders and community representatives.

John Lawrence spoke of the term JUSTICE. The opportunities the Royal Commission into Youth Detention have brought to highlight these injustices, the entrenched racism and perpetual genocide occurring in Australia, while this nation boasts of being one of the wealthiest contries in the developed world. Its position on the UN Human Rights Council is a joke Mr Lawrance said, the senior lawyer giving a personal case example of the consequences of locking up a 14 year old to whom every level of government including the Minister are continually complicit.

The stark reality is why the emphasis is going to building bigger prisons and detention centres when we could be building better schools with better education, better support and services in prevention, rehabilitation and training. He went on to acknowledge we are tired of words, policies and political tricks, calling Parliament House a junk yard, a circus and how important it is to keep standing together in the truth that Soverienty has never been ceded.

– Admin Toby

From Larrakia Nation website:

One Mob Different Country is a program that has been operating out of the Darwin Correctional Centre (DCC) for approximately 12 years. The program allows low-security Indigenous prisoners who have demonstrated good behaviour to take part in performing traditional aboriginal dances at events – including community, government and not for profit organisations. The dancers have been given permission from the Elders of the Beswick and Barunga communities to perform certain dances and songs from that region.

The name One Mob Different Country refers to the fact that the dancers themselves may come from different communities (different country) but they come together as a group to dance (as one mob). The dancers are not paid to perform. Instead the funds go to the Department of Correctional Services to support this enterprise program and others – for capacity building and creating a positive, sustainable future for those in the program.

Accompanied by live music of clap sticks and/or didgeridoo.

$1,950 (+gst) for approximately 15-20 minutes duration

http://larrakia.com/talent-view/one-mob-different-country/

https://nt.gov.au/…/priso…/one-mob-different-country-dancers

Bonus Video


Day 299: 4.30pm

The smoking and welcome to Country at Boomerang. – Noonie

Bonus Video: These birds came over the top of us as the smoking ceremony started. Circled two times then drifted away. Was good to see it happening.

Day 188 & 189: Leaving Pimba

Day 188: 7.30am

It is a other beautiful day of walking. Good morning all  we made it to Pimba. So today we start walking our way down to Port Augusta. It well take us 4 to 5 days of walking. The km from Pimba to Port Augusta is about 175km. SoI hoping to be back in Port Augusta by Tuesdays. We only going to be in Port Augusta for 1 week because we be invited to see the kids at some of the primary school in Port Augusta and also see they partners.

Than when it come to next week on Monday. We start making our journey towards Adelaide. Adelaide is going to be the first city we going to hit after 6month of walk. It well take us about 2 week to get to Adelaide when we leave Port Augusta next week on Monday. I just giving you Adelaide’s mob a head’s up o.k You all have a good day and a lovely weekends cheer


Day 188: 8.30am

Before we left today in Pimba. I got the chance to meet this guys. The Australian Defeat’s Force so today before leaving Pimba i was talking with the command office about what they was up to and how they been. He told me they been good and they are traveling back up north to Darwin after two week of training in port Augusta army base.

I told the commanding officer you guys do great a job protecting the country and it is a honor to meet you guys out here and i shake his hands. It great to meet this guys and great to have a chance to shake hand with high rating commanding office who job to keep his man in line. The commanding officer giving me the o.k to take this photo of they vehicle


Day 188: 10am

Few Emu’s – Garry


Day 188: 10.30am

Just now Pimba road house, won’t be any food left in the roadhouse. – Garry


Day 189: 10.30am

As I walk though the valley of the shadow of death. I fear no evil but god and my ancients them self. That he and my old people shall give me straight and courage to push though this hard bit of this harsh land i walk on. I ask from him and my ancients to give me wind to help us though this hot heat we walk in today. We are not far from seeing tree, water and life once again.

A man🙏!!!


Day 189: 10am

At Woomera air force base – Garry