Day 354: Leaving Mittagong

Day 354: 5.30am


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Day 354: 8am

Good morning guys here the video from BBC world news that they playing all day on they channel to get the Clinton walk for justice out to the world. The one man march for indigenous rights, who well soon have thousands marching with him in Canberra.


Day 354: 9am

I quick shout out to family who marching today at 1:00pm back at home in Roebourne town Pilbara country area. If you live around the area family an friend please go and march with everyone today. This About justice and it the right time to get justice for our people in the Pilbara area an across the country.


Day 354: 9am 


Day 354: 9am

[Admin Toby] Senior Constables Larkin & Thompson of the Mittagong NSW Highway patrol congratulating Clinton and wishing him well on the walk


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Day 354: 10am

Keep donating guys we all must there guys an we need all the help we can get to Canberra and then the long journey back home to Perth.

[Admin Gee] We may have finished collecting donations to support The Walk For Justice but Clinton is now preparing to head back to Canberra for the November 4 National Gathering and is taking 5 Noongar Elders with him.

Please see the fundraiser for this undertaking!


Day 354: 12.30pm

[Admin Toby] Uncle Herbert standing along the road making sure his nephew safe and strong walking to his destination.

Thanks to our bus drivers and those joining the walk to Canberra!


Day 354: 1pm


Day 354: 1.30pm


Day 354: 1.30pm

[Admin Luke] Just sent a formal invitation to ALL Federal MPs & Senators to meet with Clinton and Aboriginal Elders from across the country at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra next Tuesday.

Please give your Federal MPs and Senators a call and politely ask them to clear their schedule next Tuesday morning for one hour to come and meet with Clinton and the Elders!


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Day 354: 3pm

Admins Lisa, Gee and Luke are at the airport ready to head to Canberra! Thanks to all of you who donated and shared to make this possible.


Day 354: 6pm

Wwwooo it made the news governor general refuses to step outside.

Please have a read.


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Days 350 & 351: Goulburn

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Day 350: 11am


Day 350: 4pm


Day 350: 4.30pm


Day 350: 5.30pm

[Admin Luke] If you are in Melbourne, Democracy in Colour have organised a bus trip to the ACT to join Clinton in Canberra on September 3!

You can buy tickets for yourself or #PayItForward and secure a seat for someone who can’t afford it – but get in quick!

#ClintonsWalk #TreatyNOW


Day 351: 9.30am

[Admin Luke] Sydney people – Democracy in Colour have organised a bus trip to join Clinton in Canberra on September 3! Tickets have already been subsidised and can be purchased through Eventbrite:

Buy yourself a ticket – and/or if you are feeling generous you can #PayItForward by buying a ticket for someone who can’t afford it.

Tickets and further info available in event.

#ClintonsWalk #TreatyNOW


Day 351: 10.30am

[Admin Toby] In a movement to educate wider Australians of ongoing Indigenous wage discrimination, during the lead up to the 50th anniversary of the Wave Hill walk-off in August 2016, a flash mob style “art installation” was staged as a form of protest which took social media by storm.

The First Nations Workers’ Alliance followed as a new organisation formed alongside the Australian Unions. With CDP workers and the community they serve to give a voice to workers being exploited, while campaigning to end the CDP and replace it with a program that works for Indigenous people rather than oppressing them.

We were really pleased to see Zachary Joseph Wone caught up with Clinton in La Perouse!

Here is more info about FNWA from Australian Unions:

The Turnbull Government’s Community Development Program (CDP) is depriving tens of thousands of people of that opportunity. It’s punitive, heavy-handed and racially discriminatory and the Union movement is determined to see it removed.

CDP workers are not actually classified as workers. They get well below the minimum wage (the dole pays $11.60/hour or $290/week) for working for 25 hours a week for non-profit and now for-profit businesses.

They are not covered by the Fair Work Act, they don’t have Federal OHS protections or workers compensation and they can’t take annual leave, sick leave or carer’s leave.

Those under the CDP are forced to work up to three times longer than city-based jobseekers to receive welfare payments.

CDP workers have 70 times the financial penalties imposed upon them than non-remote dole workers.

Fines for missing activities under CDP – which coverers a tiny fraction of the population – account for more than half the total penalties across the entire welfare system.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/fnwa

FNWA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/firstnationsworkersalliance/


Day 351: 11am

Good morning guys please donate we need all the help donation we get for the team to get food equipment and other thing we need and after Canberra it the long drive back home to Perth. Please share and tell your family an friend about the walk for justice about the event on September the 3th also tell them to help donate.


Day 351: 11am

Please have a read. Sunday Times in Perth


Day 351: 11.30am

Please have a read


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Day 351: 8.30pm

Day 348: Berrima Scout Camp

Day 348: 10am


Day 348

Friday the 25th started with photos with Clinton, out to the camp help pack then off to a Scout camping ground, then to start out walk. – Noonie


Day 348: 1.30pm


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Day 348

Friday the 25th, we finish the at the 711 stop then we had to go to Sydney, pick up some Contains and drop off people at the airport, then back to the Scout camping ground. – Noonie

Day 347: Canberra Prep

Day 347: 7.30am

Good morning all calling out for assistance for LR licence drive to help drive the second Clinton walk for justice shuttle bus and to help people walk and rest on the bus. I need this LR licence drive by today this afternoon because tomorrow we heading of down the road to get closer to Canberra. We are in Mittagong town if people need to know where we are. So please if anyone that has a LR licence to help please message me thought Facebook message or on Clinton walk for justice page thank you.


Day 347: 8am

[Admin Luke] Do you live in Queensland and want to join Clinton’s Walk for Justice in Canberra for the big celebration on September 3? Well Democracy in Colour have organised a bus trip from Brisbane!

Tickets are subsidized and will be very popular, get in quick though because they may sell out fast!!!

#ClitonsWalk #TreatyNOW


Day 347: 9.30am


Day 347: 12pm

Word been going around saying I going to treaty with the government. Who said I was going to speak about treaty to the government. People thing I dont know anything try as many. When I have said I going to the governor general and speak to the represent of the crown to talk about treaty between two Sovereign country. I only going do that if only all the serious elder’s who a coming agree on it. If they say no I not going to do it. I listen to my elder and follow culture way and not lising to other people agenda to change my view on what I trying to do. I getting sick to death with people jumping the gun with non-think never happen yet. People need to pull up and think for a sec. I have organised a big meeting in Canberra with everyone when they arrive to talk about issues and what need to be done to start moving thing forward. The topic well be talk about treaty and what tip of treaty need to be done to make sure to save our culture, lore, land and most of all to getting think done so we can help our people an the future generations. There be other talk about issues but like how I said I not going to do anything without elder and everyone else agree on thing.

People trying to hijacked my walk to push for they agenda. I also going to speak out about this people trying to hijacked my walk. I have walk a long way from where I have started to now people should respect that. I be speaking out for justice for those who never got justice for love once, community that a living in 3rd world condition, community that been close down like my family community was close down and half of my family die living on the street and other issues we collected ever sin been on the journey. This walk was never easy it is a hard road to walk on but at less we know now I getting closer coming to the end of this amazing journey. People should respect what I have done and not go jumping the gun when you should know none thing have not been done yet. But remember who the person walk all that way Clinton walk for justice.


Day 347: 12pm

[Admin] Coming from Sydney ?
Did you know Democracy in Colour have arranged for transport to Canberra.
Tickets are selling, so be quick 


Day 347


Day 347


Day 347: 12.30pm

[Admin Lisa] Welcome to the Event Page for the final days of Clintons Walk for Justice.

This page is where you will need to check in, we will post daily about where to join the walk, what progress is being made and any other important information that we feel you need to be aware of. Please read the current expectations:

👣 Joining the walk 👣

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 offer, 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.

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 347: 12.30pm

[Admin Lisa] Coming from Melbourne ?
Did you know Democracy in Colour have arranged for transport to Canberra ?
Tickets are selling, so be quick 


Day 347: 4.30pm

[Admin Toby] Thankyou Walkatjurra Walkabout mob for this beautiful video message 👣

If you have videos or photos please post onto the page with the hashtag:
#clintonswalk


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Day 347: 7pm

Day 345: Appin

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Day 345: 10.30am

[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.


Day 345


Day 345: 10.30am


Day 345: 11.30am

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.


Day 345

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


Day 345: 12.30pm

[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


Day 345: 3pm


Day 345: 4pm


Day 345

After lunch through the Pass to the end of out day. – Noonie


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Day 345: 4pm


Day 345: 6.30pm

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.


Day 435

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.


Day 344: 9am


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Day 344: 2pm

[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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Day 344

Monday the 21st. Our walk into Mittagong. To be welcomed to Country. – Noonie


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Day 344

A good ending to the day at Mittagong. Good people an a great day this day. – Noonie


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Day 344: 8.30pm


Day 344: 9.30pm


Video thanks to Melissa Sweet at Croakey.

Day 316: Jigamy Farm

Day 316: 7am

We must no longer live by lies. The only way forward is thought peace and we must now stand for the truth and justice. We as the people on this earth what change.


Day 316: 7.30am

All this, no clouds just the sun coming up over the hill line. Just for me and every single living identity on the great planet, mine, ours and the home for us all. A sunrise for life itself. – Noonie


Day 316: 8am


Day 316: 10am

[Admin Toby] A Raffle is being held at Apma Creations Gallery in Tilba on Thursday to raise funds for the walk 😄👣🐾

1st prize.
Apma Dreaming 
Original painting
By Artist Merryn Apma

2nd prize
Print
Of the black cockatoo
Artist Cheryl Davidson

3rd Prize
Gift pack from Apma Creations
Mug, coaster, key ring

$20 a ticket. All proceeds are donated to Clinton’s Walk for Justice


Day 316: 12.30pm

[Admin Toby] Strong speeches in Sydney today in beginning the rallies of Justice for Elijah across the country; thanks to Padriac Gibson we share this.

“That’s our responsibility to use this technology that our Elders did not have – that makes a massive difference. Plus the unity and solidarity that comes with that technology.” Shaun Harris

#justiceforelijah
#nojusticenopeace


Day 316

The start from Jigamy farm to Bega, this lot finishes at Pambula, at the place were we had started walking Friday, with the walk from Pambula to Merimbula. We then started our walk at Merimbula where we had finish the walk last Friday night, as we were about to start walking to Bega, we were approached by a man who ask about us and shouted us a meal, he and his partner of a shop, Hungry’s Fish n’ Chips. We had a very good meal and thanks to more wonderful people along the way on this journey, we again thank people for good food and a friendly welcoming. Thanks again to people at Jigamy farm and Hungry’s Fish n’ Chips at Merimbula for very good food, friendly similes and warm hearts. – Noonie


Day 316: 5pm


Day 316

From the Hungry’s Fish n’ Chips at Merimbula were we started our walk after a meal stop to about 4ks out of Bega – Noonie


Day 316: 8pm

Day 314: Mumbulla Falls

Day 314: 6.30am


Day 314: 9am


Day 314: 10am


Day 314

Mumbulla Falls, Saturday. – Noonie


Day 314: 2pm


Day 314: 2.30pm

I just healing my mind an spirit and to reconnect to our ancestors and month earth it self. I had a talk to Elder of this country area about how to be a better young elder and not to a loud my angry to get the better of me. They giving me good advice to think about why I went on this journey in the first and remember the spirit of the journey. The spirit of the walk for justice.

I what to thank the Custodian and first people Mr David Dixon and also thank the people of djirinjan of the Yuin for bring out here to this beautiful an secret place.


Day 314: 3pm

I just what to thank Custodian and first people of Eden area Mr Steven Holmes for welcoming thee team an i into his country area the thawa people. Thank you uncle Steven Holmes.

I what to thank elder Ossie Cruse for inviting us to Jigamy culture centre and letting us camp for two night and giving us food to eat. Thank you elder Ossie Cruse and Jigamy culture centre.

Thank you everyone in Eden.


Day 314: 5.30pm

Went with Elder David Dixon to a very special place Mumbulla mountain waterfalls very spiritual place learnt a lot of knowledge off him thank-you and to his family for looking after us with great food and company. – Jack


Day 314: 6.30pm

[Admin Toby] We would like to thank Brenda Croft and the ‘No Justice Just Us’ team for their kindness and ongoing work with Josie Crawshaw, Chips Macinolty, Don White, Mia Christophersen and Concerned Australians.

#nojusticejustus
#nojusticenopeace


Day 314: 7.30pm

Merryn Apma has been busy gathering support in Tilba area and this beautiful artwork of Cheryl Davidson is a story of the Black Cockatoo connecting the South Coast to Western Australia 😍

All are welcome! If you you like to make donations Apma Creations will provide reciept. Thankyou

#clintonswalk
#walkforjustice
#clintonswalkforjustice

Days 309 & 310: Towamba

Day 309: 7am

I was walking this morning and i came a cross a section of the Forrest has been cut down from login. I when out to the open and sat down and think about this place was once a Forrest with beautiful wild life but now it non-thinking but dead land.

This section of the Forrest opened my eyes and made me release what destination can do to the nature it self and greed of man can do to mother earth. We as a human race must change our way or we well live in a world of non think but polited land and what live on this earth with us well be gone an I mean the wild life it self.

I know in my heart we can change our way’s and I believe we can to help mother earth real health it self and not a loud greed to get the best of us.

My people live here for over 100,000 year something and we managed to take care of mother earth. But technology in the last 200 year has destroyed a lot of the earth it self. It time for the world an world leader need to listen to first people around the world who know how the land work, it time for everyone to listen to us or everything well be lost because of greed.


Day 309: 8.30am

Hey guys help donate and every donations help us get to Sydney, Canberra and back home to Perth. We a still walking an all donations help us get food, fuel and other think we need to continue our walk to Canberra.

Please share this go fund page with your family, friend and other to ask to donate an help so we can continue our walk.


Day 309

From our starting point to the top of the mountain at Letts Mountain Road. – Noonie

Bonus Video: Logging Trucks


Day 309: 5pm


Day 309: 5.30pm

From Letts Mountain Road to the Towamba turnoff. – Noonie


Day 309: 6pm

We have stop at the Two Mile Road were we have deen picked up today. We will be starting from their tomorrow to finish the walk into Towamba. – Noonie


Day 309

Imlay Rd to the turnoff to Towamba. – Noonie


Day 310: 8am

Here a story from the New York Time about the walk. This is the Australia New York Time version but it also go to United state The New York Time for the American people can read about the walk to. They be meeting me on the road before I reach Sydney to write a story than they well publish the story online so Australia people can read it and also United States people can read it to.


Day 310: 10.30am

Hey guys this is for tomorrow. We be getting into Eden town by town afternoon. Please share so all the mob in Eden an around the area can see what we doing on Thursday an Friday cheers.


Day 310: 12.30pm


Day 310: 1pm


Day 310

From Two Mile Road to Towamba – Noonie


Day 310: 3pm

Clinton arriving in Towomba and been greeted by Towamba Public School group. – Noonie

Bonus Video: Walking into the School. 


Day 310

From Two Mile Road to were we are camped. – Noonie

Day 305: Cann River Forrest

Day 305: 7am


Day 305: 9am

Where we are now guys.


Day 305: 9am

Fight is still not over we still need to get to Canberra an get think done. I ask all my follow when I get to Canberra to meet me there to walk with me to meet with the governor general. When I cross the board I we’ll let everyone know what day we getting into Canberra.


Day 305

Thursday, 1st half of the day, Cabbage Tree Creek, to camp. – Noonie


Day 305: 12pm

[Admin Luke] Getting closer and closer and closer to the final stretch, but still a LOT of walking left to do yet. Please keep the donations coming to keep the team going through the bitter cold of winter…

After Sydney, Clinton and the team will have to head up into the mountains in order to get to Canberra. It’ll be a hard, COLD walk.

Let’s make sure the team have all the resources they need for that stretch, and to get home safely too!


Day 305

Thursday the 13th of July, this is a place not to ride a bike, in places not people friendly with traffic. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 305: 3pm

We are camping  tonight in the Forrest 


Day 305

Thursday 2nd half to camping. – Noonie