Day 346: Mackey Rest Area

Day 346: 7am

[Admin Team] But he knew he was there for a reason, and that he could make a difference, so he kept going, one step at a time.

“When I got there I learnt so much about our sovereign people and what we’ve been fighting for,”

This article in The Saturday Paper is one of our favourites!


Day 346: 7.30pm


Day 346: 8.30am

Good morning guys it a beautiful day today.


Day 346: 1.30pm

[Admin Toby] Over the course of Clinton’s Walk, his Uncle Herbert Bropho has kept in contact by often sending me video’s and – as im sure you have seen – the many memes and images blended into works of art. He surprised Clinton and the crew by joining them in Sydney for the final length to Canberra, sporting one of the supporter shirts. He has never given up advocating for rights, his nephews cause, speaking at rallies such as the nation wide ‘Justice for Elijah’ protests, and local issues such as Wadjemup (Rottnest Island), the case of Matagarup and homelessness.

In a defiant plea, Uncle Herbert also sits at the gates of his former Swan Valley community every Monday since being closed by the WA State Government in 2003. Its people were immediately disposessed and made homeless after 11 houses were demolished in the dawn with no notice of eviction given to the families.

With the demolition of community infrastructure at Oombulgurri
and Barnetts intention of further community closures, the situation of homelessness rose to media attention again in 2016 following a 3rd raid to confiscate personal belongings on Hieresson Island by police and City of Perth officials. Although registered as a sacred site, an Injunction lodged by Bella Bropho was unsuccessful at the time that Clinton set out accross the country on foot.

Here is a video of Matagarup or Hieresson Island that Uncle Herbert shared with me a few weeks ago that I hadn’t seen and its honesty struck me. Featured in New Zealand it was free of media bias and its images presented the fact that not much has changed in the approach of governments to the realities of First Nations People.

Matagarup – a place of Aboriginal cultural significance – was called a refugee camp for valid reasons.


Day 346: 3pm


Day 346: 3pm


Day 346: 3pm


Day 346: 3.30pm


Day 346: 4pm

[Admin Lisa] Are you planning on joining the walk ?? If you are, then you need to read this.

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 donate, 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.

Please label all your possessions.

An Event Page will be created that we will share and ask you to join. This will be where we post updates about where Clinton and the team are at and this will also be the place where walkers will need to check in to for any important announcements.

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 346: 6pm


Day 346: 11.30pm

Day 323 & 324: Mogo

Day 323: 8.30am

Mogo gold rush town. – Jack


Day 323: 11.30am

Enjoying rest day today because it going to be raining all day. But tomorrow we be getting back into the walk again because it well be sunny. The team went out to go enjoy them self for and have a look a around this area.

Me i relaxing and thinking about think an thinking about the walk and all the thing I have seen and listen and feet sin been on the walk. So today is a good day of relaxing to go over think and enjoy the day wild it raining all day with a cup of tea.


Day 323: 12pm

The full documentary of the walk for justice has finally come out thanks to The QUO an thanks to Alfred Pek for making this happen an putting it together to explain it very well.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/thequoau/

Website – http://thequo.com.au


Day 323: 2pm


Day 323: 2pm

I just wanted to thank everyone from Batemans Bay the community for coming out yesterday to march with us over the bridge to shut it down for a walk for justice.

I what to thank those who have organise everything yesterday and those who help us out getting accommodation, food, donation and getting my laptop fix.

I what to thank the Gold rush colony for putting us up for two night for free at they accommodation in Mogo.

I what to thank active computer technology from Batemans Bay for fixing my lap top after it crash down

I what to thank Katungul AMS for they support and helping us out with donation like food and vouchers.

I what to thank the police in Batemans Bay for helping out with closing the bridge and help us walk across safely with family and kids.

I what to Murra Mia aboriginal tenancy services for doing the BBQ, organisaing bridge march and overall corrindation ever thing.

Thank you Batemans Bay people an community for all the support and help


Day 323: 8.30pm

We all have come a long way and now it time we finish this off and do why we went on this journey in the first place.

I’m almost there at end of a amazing journey. It has been a great honour to walk in the foot step of my ancients and I walk with prouded for my people and walk on song line that my ancients made for us to follow and understand why they was created in the first place for my people.

I do not know what going to happen when I reach Canberra, but I do know in my heart an mind I must try because it need to be done to change this country and this world we live in. But I hope it well be something that this country will never forget and it well help change this country way to do better to build a better country and a better world we live in.

All that matter now is to speak the truth from the heart to make this men in suit and everyone else who live here to change they way and do better than they know them self now.

I hope in year to come people well talk about the walk for justice that a man who was just young walk across a land thought different country for his people and for everyone else. Walk all the way to the capital city call Canberra to speak the truth and send a message he collected from his people and from every one else on this journey that made him did it in the first place.

The walk well live on and the name the spirit walker well live on when I go and pass on. A man who walk across a country bring hope and change and all the way to capital city to tell men in suit to change they way because he believe and he believe in a dream could made a difference.


Day 324: 9.30am

We are on our way and a good farewell to Mogo, again good people have help us and thankyou for the support given to us. – Noonie


Day 324: 2.30pm

We have walked to Batemans Bay and have moved forward to Mollymook to set up to stay, then continue walking tomorrow. – Noonie


Day 324: 5.30pm


Day 324

From Mogo to our place to sleep, the first half. On the road. – Noonie


Day 324: 6.30pm

Day 312: Eden

Day 312: 10am

It a other beautiful morning to do some walking again. I see non-think but a beautiful ocean in front of me and it feel good to be back at the beach for a bit before getting back in to walk again.


Day 312: 10am


Day 312

From camp, the start of the walk Thursday 20th of July. To the Eden Public School. – Noonie


Day 312: 11am

We have now reporter and documentary people from Germany and France. They be travelling with us the next couple day filming our walk for justice to get the story out to Paris 🇫🇷 and Berlin 🇩🇪 where we came look at international community support.


Day 312: 11.30pm

Jigamy farm people oysters for lunch – Jack


Day 312: 2pm

Doing a smoking ceremony.


Day 312: 2pm

Lunch with Jiggamy community – Jack


Day 312

From leaving one School to go to the High School, more of the walk then to meet the Elders back at the Community. Then a smoking. – Noonie


Day 312: 2.30pm


Day 312

The smoking, an enjoyable time and day. Thursday. 20th of July. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 312

Had a look at the Bundian Way Story Trail, then the end of another great day, with wonderful people. – Noonie


Day 312: 7pm

Welcome to country smoking ceremony. – Jack

Day 296: Happy Birthday Noonie!


Day 296: 6.30am

The day we went to see a footfall match. Then the next day Clinton and I walked into Bairnsdale. – Noonie


Day 296: 7am

Wwwwoooo I walking that fast 96ks unhou. I can walk that fast 


Day 296: 7.30am


Day 296: 8am

Metung, had a look around the boats this morning. – Noonie


Day 296: 10am


[Admin Gee] Another trailer from The QUO of the upcoming mini doco for #ClintonsWalk! Looking good guys!


Day 296: 12pm

Finley come a cross koala four of them  they know how to sleep all day 


Day 296: 12.30pm

I climbed up the tree to get a closer one. Beautiful wild life they are the koala 🐨 


Day 296: 1pm

[Admin Toby] Brothers 4 Recovery are Ed Daley, Steve Morris and Jeff Amatta; 3 Brothers who have overcome addiction and are now touring Australia delivering their personal stories to inspire youth and people in our communities to put down the drink and drugs. Visiting schools, prisons, hospitals, rehab and community facilities, they address issues of mental health, suicide prevention, school disengagement, anger management, family relationships, healthier lifestyle choices and earlier intervention.

The Brothers will visit Brungle Tumut and Gundagai next. We hope to meet up with them in Canberra if not crossing paths with Clinton and the crew on the road before then!

https://www.facebook.com/Brothers4Recovery


Day 296: 2.30pm

Raymond Island. – Noonie


Day 296

Happy Birthday Noonie!


Day 277: Melbourne; Leaving Naarm

Day 277: 11am

On our way out of Melbourne walking towards the coast line heading to Sydney. We back into the walk again today. I be going live tonight to give ever one a update and to talk about think about native title issue. This government has no respect for my culture and for my people changing native title law back home in western Australia so that they can cheat to take our land way from underneath our feet. We ain’t going give up our ancients land without a fought.


Day 277: 11.30am

Please have a read.


Day 277: 12.30pm

On the walk through Melbourne and see if we can clear some suburbs. – Noonie


Day 277: 2pm

[Admin Toby] The walk now takes the crew through the coldest parts of the country and we continue to appreciate donations of any amount.

Supporters shirts donate 30% of the total to Clinton and help spread awarness: www.clintonswalkforjustice.org/shop

Clinton’s Walk is entirely grassroots funded and organised and we especially thank the communities of Melbourne for the time and generosity given 💪😄👣


Day 277: 4pm

[Admin] This is the first trailer to Part One of the Mini Documentary ‘Beyond Clinton’s Walk’ by Alfred Pek of The QUO 🎞


Day 277: 8pm

I’m proud to be part of a culture that’s been here since the creation of the Dreaming. Our people survived through the hard times back in the 1700s and 1800s and early 1900s and we’re still here. Our culture is getting stronger now. I’m really proud to be a sovereign man on this land that we all stand on.

Being forced off our ancestors’ lands into missions, to live life the European way when we lived our way for 60,000 years, traditional way with the land, looking after the land … being forced away, it hurt a lot of our people so badly. We still have to battle against a system that is doing its best to take away our sovereignty rights, where we’ve become British subjects, but we are not British subjects, we are people of this land that lived here for thousands and thousands of years, and we don’t want to become a part of a system that has only been here for 229 years. We want to mingle in with the modern world, but we just don’t want to give away our rights as sovereign people.

Our people should have access to what we had always for 60,000 years – to land, to hunt, to gather food, to teach our kids our language, our culture, and also to teach about this country’s past, and educate our young generation that our people had to go through so much to survive. We want to keep our sovereignty and we want to push for treaty talks.

We allow everyone else to have their religions and beliefs, temples and churches and mosques, but what about us? Why aren’t our beliefs being well respected? Sacred sites, that’s our church. We don’t go and blow up a church or blow up a mosque or blow up a temple, why demolish our sacred sites? We just want things to be done properly and not be treated like we’re garbage. i want to see the power given back to the people.


Day 277: 10.30pm