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 336 & 337: Sydney

Day 336: 9am

Setting here having a yarn with aunty Jenny and Uncle Herbert about treaty for our people and the injustice that been happen here towards our people an how we can do this when we get into Canberra.


Day 336: 9.30am


Day 336: 10am

[Admin Toby] Great news piece from 9 Newcastle featuring lots of footage from Adelaide & Port Augusta

Thankyou to Robbie Hyde and everyone in Newcastle regions for your invite and support!


Day 336: 11am


Day 336: 2.30pm

[Admin Toby] Open Cut exhibition by Jacky Green, Therese Ritchie and Sean Kerins at the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art Sydney

‘It is vital that the Australian governments take action and pay serious attention to these key articles in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.’

https://www.nccart.com.au


Day 337: 9.30am

[Admin Gee] If you can’t make it to Canberra for September 3rd…. maybe you can host a local #ClintonsWalk event?

Thanks to Warren J Fox for designing this flyer for us! 


Day 337: 9.30am

We heading out of Sydney today towards Canberra. It time we finish this amazing journey of an get justice.


Day 337: 10am


Day 337: 10.30am


Day 337: 2.30pm


Day 337

Getting ready to leave Redfern, we were visited by Raymond Finn an Elder who had ask Clinton to speak at the Eora Tafe, after Eora we set off to start the walk Monday. – Noonie

Bonus Video: Eora College


Day 337: 4.30pm


Day 337: 4.30pm


Day 337: 6.30pm

My favourite scene on gladiator. Win the people heart and support and you well gain your freedom. Be the people champion.


Day 337

On the walk, Monday. – Noonie


Day 337: 8pm


Day 337: 9pm


Day 337: 10pm

– Herbert Bropho


Day 337: 10.30pm

[Admin Toby] National Indigenous Times reports; ‘it is time for the Indigenous disciples of Constitutional recognition to turn their eyes to legislation’.

Michael Mansell adds: “I totally support the group that led the referendum push being an integral part of developing new legislation, provided some sobering lessons are learned.”

One of those lessons most notably: that the overwhelming objection to First Nations People being included in a colonial constitution is the assertion and need for regard of First Nations continued Soverienty.

Now it seems obvious the ‘Uphold and Recognise’ organisation will continue from the abandoned Recognise campaign. To further this are the events listed under their website:
http://www.upholdandrecognise.com/events/

Day 334: La Perouse

Day 334: 6.30am


Day 334: 8.30am

We on our way towards lapa today to see the mob out there. Also we running a bit late because I wake up with a cold guys but we on our way.


Day 334: 8.30am

💃🏻👣👣👣😍🐾🐾🐾🚶🏾


Day 334: 9am


Day 334: 9.30am

On the 26th is invasion day and on that day should be called Remembrance Day remember how the White Australia colonized and took Australia from the Aboriginal original Australians the truth the one day around about the truth – Herbert Bropho


Day 334: 11.30am

The sydney morning herald newspaper written a stroy about the walk for justice and the walk into Redfern the block.


Day 334: 12.30pm


Day 334


Day 334: 1pm

Finley got to meet you and it a great horour my brother Dylan Voller your strong and deadly brother standing up for our people. We must keep fighting brother until we get justice for you and for other who gotten injustice towards them. It time for justice to come forward and it time for change.


Day 334: 3pm


Day 334: 7.30pm

[Admin Luke] Clinton will be at Murrook Culture Centre, Williamstown at 2pm on Saturday, make sure to be there if you live in the region!


Day 334: 8pm

Hey all we just hit 5,000 follower on twitter today yyyyyyyeeeeeeeee please keep sharing and spend the message of Clinton walk for justice page guys. The more people know the bigger the walk get 


Day 334: 8.30pm

[Admin Luke] ICYMI – Great piece from Clinton’s arrival in Redfern yesterday, by NITV

Day 333: Redfern Sydney

Day 333: 4.30am


Day 333: 8am

Good morning guys it another beautiful day of walking today. I be on BBC world news tonight at 9:30pm until 10:00pm to talk on they show on Skype about the walk for justice. If your follower from London please watch when I on show it will be 1:00pm your time in London. It well be a half a hour interview and the BBC world news have 44million view. It is to let the world know about the walk for justice and why I have when on this amazing journey in the first place with a team of amazing people.


Day 333: 10am

This is the home of the homeless on Heirisson island it was a quiet day and then the next day the police raid. – Herbert Bropho


Day 333

Looking around off the road today, I just love the Countries we have been walking through and for me some riding the bike as well. Love it. – Noonie


Day 333: 11am

Hey from sydney and surrounding areas we be in Redfern today at 3:00pm please come a long and meet me and my team. It will be a day to remember 


Day 333: 11am

Stood right in front of the right squad and no one else was standing with me the only people was there standing was the West Australian media and the West Australian police and myself I confronted him face to face I didn’t run I will straight up to him and stood in front of me they had guns and they was ready for war but I stood my ground always was always will be Aboriginal land – Herbert Bropho


Day 333: 1pm

Thanks NITV 🐾👣👍


Day 333: 2pm

After a walk today we are heading for Sydney. – Noonie


Day 333: 2pm

Hey everyone we on our way into Redfern now. The only think is we running a bit late we just made it into Sydney and we going to drive to Redfern so we don’t what people to wait. I hoping we be there before 4:00pm guy. If not we be there before 4:30pm guys sorry about this running a bit late.


Day 333

On our way to Sydney. – Noonie


Day 333: 2.30pm


Day 333: 2.30pm

Rachel Evans at Green Left Weekly


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Day 333: 3pm


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Day 333: 4pm

Clinton Pryor has been walking almost a year from Perth on his way to Canberra for justice and visiting communities along the way.

Come along and meet Clinton at La Perouse Aboriginal Community and show your support as he continues his journey.


Day 333: 5pm

Courtesy of John Janson Moore http://www.johnjansonmoore.com/journal/2017/8/10/clinton-pryor-arrives-in-redfern

[Admin Luke] Hi All, if you have photos from Redfern today, please share them here or let us know where to find them!

Thanks!


Day 333: 8.30pm

I was just on BBC news talking to 44 million people. Unbelievable know that just happen. The world know now about the walk for justice.

Day 332: Wollongong

Day 332: 2am

Early this morning. I never had the earge to howl at it. But I have. The dingos do sound a lot better than me, after I had turned off my alarm early one morning in the west, the dingos howling started first one, then two then three, soft and a gentle howling, no sound of aggression, just an answer to a strange sound of music they have never heard befor. Bitter sweet, they had heard the sound of the violin. They must have like it. They have good tast in music. – Noonie


Day 332: 5.30am


Day 332: 6am

Clinton’s Walk For Justice calls for support rallies and events to be held all across the country on September 3, as Clinton’s big Canberra arrival event is held.

We’ll be calling on the Governor General to meet with Clinton and begin discussions about treaty – sovereign to sovereign.

We encourage all people – from the cities all the way out to the remote communities – to take part in a national day of action to push for treaty and address issues of injustice faced by both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

Some event ideas you could use:

  • A big bus-ride to Canberra!
  • Convoy to Canberra!
  • Organise rallies in your city or town!
  • Hold big gatherings,
  • Do a dance for justice,
  • Hold treaty-parties,
  • Put up posters and banners in public,
  • Write letters to the Governor General and mail them all together on Sept 3
  • Or maybe do your own walk for justice through your town!

And make sure to create your local events on Facebook and let us know about them through the Clinton’s Walk For Justice Facebook Page, we’ll help you spread the word! You can even make us co-host if you like!

Post your photos and videos with the hashtags: #ClintonsWalk and #TreatyNOW

Non-Aboriginal people – it’s time to stand up in support of treaty and justice for Aboriginal people, come stand with us.

Help us finally move this country forward.

***UPDATE*** 

Democracy in Colour have organised a series of buses running from major cities to Canberra for this event. It is ticketed and we will be updating as we hear more. Check the Facebook Events page for more details.

Please also see this post from Admin Lisa RE Tent Embassy Camp Rules and What To Bring.


Day 332: 6am


Day 332: 8.30am

Got a email from The Museum of Australian Democracy.

I work at the Museum of Australian Democracy, based at Old Parliament House, across the road from the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra.

Clinton we’ve been following your journey with great interest and we’re all excited about your arrival in Canberra, especially now you’ve named the day.

We’re a museum that collects items that, amongst other things, represent people’s efforts to bring about better conditions for people and raise awareness of different issues.

I’m contacting you to see if you would be interested in donating something to the museum from your walk. We would love to be able to display something that tells visitors to the museum about your journey and what you were aiming to do. We’re thinking about something like one of your many pairs of worn out runners, or a flag or banner, or maybe something that someone gave you during the journey.

If you’re is happy to do this we could do a handover on the day of your arrival, when I imagine media will be there, to add another dimension to your arrival, or we could do it in the days afterwards, depending on what demands there are on your time.


Day 332: 11am

BBC news from London has email me asking to do a live interview over in London on Skype about the walk for justice. They most of gotten the story from The New York Time. The BBC news in London has over 44million follower. If I do it I know the British government and royal family will be watching it. The three think I be letten BBC news is that.

Opinions.1 = It time for the crown to had back the country of the land down under to the sovereign ower of this land we live on. It is because this country was never your in the first place your systems is a illegal and there is no treaty in place.

Opinions. 2 = On the behalf of my people and the Australian people we call on the Crown to come down here to deal with this matter we have with the Australian government because the Australian government is no long a sovereign British parliament. It now a Australia corporation government sin 1972 and this government put this law in place without putting it into a referendum for the people to vote on it and they a not following original constitution law.

Opinion. 3 – On the behalf of my people the sovereign people of this land. We call on the crown to Finley come forward and to ask for represent on the behalf of the crown to come down to the land down under to talk about treaty between us and the crown.

We what to move this country forward and we as a musculature people what the crown to hand back this land to Sovereign people an leave as friends. But we what governor general practice to be place by a governor culture council who is run by Sovereign elder’s and there be chairs for none indigenous. So the power is given back to the people and that this government should be over seen by the people.

This what the people of the land down under what.


Day 332: 12pm


Day 332: 12pm

Join us for an afternoon tea, enjoy the children’s dancing act
& meet Clinton Pryor on his quest for justice walking from
Western Australia to Canberra in protest against the forced
closures of Indigenous communities.


Day 332: 1pm

We should be free like the white population an we black of aboriginal blood wish to have our freedom for all our life time.

– William Barack 1860 photo taking from wurrundjeri people –


Day 332: 1.30pm

Wednesday the 9th start of the walk to near Berry. – Noonie


Day 332: 1.30pm

The Spirit Walker is coming on a special trip Worimi country, he’s very excited to meet everyone here in the Newcastle & Hunter regions to tell his story, listen to a man that has crossed the land so he’s voice can be heard, be part of his spiritual journey, not only is he your voice to his own country but he is a voice to all of us to call the land home.

• There will be a welcome to country
• BBQ
• Your chance to meet with Clinton for some Selfies 😉

He’s completely crowd funded and he’s here is our guest in Worimi Country everyone is welcome, and please if you could Bring something to help his cause and get him to Canberra.

There will be donation buckets – money is okay but he really needs is gift cards for Groceries, Clothes and Fuel for his Road Crew.

He looks forward to coming up on a special visit, so let’s make some noise.

#ClintonsWalkForJustice
#BoordierSpiritWalker
#TheOneTheyCallTheSpiritWalker


Day 332

To the end of our walk Wednesday. – Noonie


Day 332: 2pm

We call a nation day of rally a cross city, town and remote communities for a treaty on September the 3th and for the truth to be heard when we see governor general and for justice to be served.


Day 332: 2.30pm

The Face Exhibition by Sunny Brar


Day 332: 5.30pm



Day 332

People we had meet this Wednesday 9th. – Noonie


Day 332: 6pm

Day 325: Ulladulla Welcome

Day 325: 7am

Please come a long if you live around the area to march with us over the bridge tomorrow in Nowra town. We ask all to come to show your support and march with Clinton over the bridge with the community of Nowra for justice.

We ask as well if you like to donate please come to the march to personnel had your donation towards Clinton or the people who walking around collecting donation in the box. We are having a free BBQ so everyone can have something to eat on the day.

So please bring your family and friend to enjoy a beautiful day march over the bridge and also the New York Time well be there filming and recording the march over the bridge. So the world can know what happen in Australia.

Thank you!!!!!!


Day 325: 11.30am


Day 325

At Debs house, to leaving Batemans Bay and on our way. 1st half. – Noonie


Day 325: 4pm

[Admin Gee] Thanks to Kotahi Tourism for these pictures, and the brolly!


Day 325: 5.30pm

My day – Jack


Day 325

The 2nd half of Wednesdays walk from Batemans Bay. – Noonie


Day 325: 8.30pm


Day 325

Wednesday, we finish the day with a welcome to Country at a Barbeque, more good people to meet and talk to. – Noonie


Day 325: 11.30pm