Day 299: Boomerang / Lake Tyers

Day 299: 4am

[Admin Gee] Click the picture to visit the original post and read the letter. Comments on the post also include addresses and alternative pollies.


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 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 291 & 292: Arriving in Bairnsdale

Day 291: 11.30am


Day 291

Along the road. – Noonie


Day 291: 5pm

Please have a read made it into the guardian. It well written by them. So please have a read thank you indigenous x for letting us host your page to get our walk out there. The walk for justice and freedom.

[Admin] Indigenous X: http://indigenousx.com.au/


Day 291: 8pm

We have finished are walk today with a good sunset before getting pick up and we are back at camp at Jack and his dads place. – Noonie


Day 291

The people we meet on the road Wednesday and Thursday – Noonie


Day 292: 3.30pm


Day 292: 5.30pm

The story that was written by The Guardian line has been share 1,566 time across social media. They written a good story. The walk is getting out there.

If you like to read it click on the picture.


Day 292: 5.30pm

Friday from one camp site from morning to our night set up camp. Another day in paradise. At Bairnsdale. – Noonie

Days 289 & 290: Sale

Day 289: 10am


Day 289: 2.30pm

It was a blessing to have u mob come to our town, im inspired by you all x safe journey brothers hope to see u in Canberra 😙 – Son Merle Louise


Day 289: 4.30pm

When the federal government starting to get desperate about controlling us and keeping us out from Parliament house. Talk about a government that don’t trust the people of this country. How did this come to this.

Well for starter’s everyone waking up to this government Lie’s and they corruption about been in control and getting to greedy for money. Everyone had a none and what justice an thinks to change.


Day 290: 8am

Good morning everyone it a other beautiful day 


Day 290

On our way out of Sale. – Noonie


Day 290: 10.30am

[Admin Toby] It’s that time again! Thanks for your orders and patience. Lifewear manufacture Clinton’s shirts as ‘In Kind’ support so we can pass on as much as possible to the Walk for Justice. We have kept the price low for an all over printed polo at $45.
Your support is really appreciated as the shirts help to get the word and awareness out!
Please be aware we must place the order up front for manufacture as its not possible to keep stock on hand.

The shirts will not be available after Clinton has reached Canberra and July may be the last time to order so if you would like a piece of history for Sydney and the ACT please get in soon!!

www.clintonswalkforjustice.org/shop

Credit card options are below the PayPal button. If you have any troubles ordering (if PayPal is trying to make you create an account), need instalments or by direct deposit / money order please message us.

Thanks 😄👣


Day 290: 10.30am

Where have you seen thought out history someone walk 5,000km just go see the governor general. You well say never because it never been done before. This walk is a hole new ball game and the longest walk for justice in human history. Talk about making the history book when this walk is finish.


Day 290

From Sale to our stop for the day. – Noonie


Day 290

Walk out of Sale, things to see. – Noonie

Day 287 & 288: From Traralgon

Day 287: 7.30am


Day 287: 9.30am

Good mroning guys it a other beautiful day of walking  We leave Traralgon town and we be walking on A1 hwy towards Rosedale town. We be getting into Rosedale this afternoon


Day 287: 11.30am

On our way out today we stop at a small tin van takeaway, good food and another happy person. At wicked brew coffee. – Noonie


Day 287: 12pm

Keep an eye out on the road for the spirit walk. He might be walking around in your area. He follows the song lines and walks in the footsteps of the old people. They call this man the spirit Walker.

The spirit Walker who’s walking across this country for Justice, unity and for change.


Day 287

From Traralgon to our food stop. – Noonie


Day 287: 6pm

Hey guys history lesson tonight. I meant to load up these videos every Sunday. But tonight I’m going to load this one up. These videos are call the first Australians.

The first Australians Episode 4: No other law.


 

Day 287: 7pm

Powerful just powered picture.


Day 287: 9.30pm

From lunch to our camp, just out side Kilmany. – Noonie


Day 288: 7am

When people draw amazing picture of you. When I was just a young warrior on Heirisson Island Matargarup fighting for justice and for change. I won’t back down because i knew i have to make a Stand for my people community and for all homeless people. I well never give up until my people community are saved and homeless people get a home.

Thank you Vicki Bennet


Day 288: 10am

Just having interview with channel 9 out in Gippsland. Also on top getting the team involved with interview so that they can explain about what they have seen sin been on the walk.


Day 288: 12pm

We have left camp, Channel Nine has droped in and had a chat and taken some videos of Clinton on the road. – Noonie


Day 288

Photos from along the road. – Noonie


Day 288: 4.30pm


Day 288: 6pm

Made it on 9 news Gippsland. But didn’t watch the news has anyone seen and video record it if you did can upload to my page.


Day 288: 6.30pm

The end of the day at Sale. – Noonie


Day 288: 9pm

So little help for the homeless and when there is some place good.
The Government shut them down!!! – Brett

[Admin] Community Response Video.

Day 282 & 283: Drouin

Day 282: 7.30am

Good morning i just letting you know that today at 12:00pm there going to be welcome to country and a BBQ at Civil park Drouin town. Please come a long and meet me and my team if you live around this area. I well see you all there at 12:00pm.


Day 282: 8am

[Admin Toby] Tomorrow marks 10 years of the Northern Territory Intervention, a shameful racist policy of the Howard Government still in effect today.

Please post any events and articles you have seen in the comments.
Here we share the NITV article featuring Uncle Kev Buzzacott who welcomed Clinton at Tardanyangga Adelaide before the smoking ceremony.


Day 282: 10am

Photos along the way from Melbourne to Longwarry, an enjoyable walk through the Country sides. – Noonie


Day 282: 1pm


Day 282: 3pm

Got health check today to make sure my body is 100% heathy. Well i’m 100% heathy i have gain 5kilos of weight. So now I way about 67kilos from 62 when I started the walk all have to do with 9 month of walking. So build a lot of muscle on me Dr said. So I’m a muscle man  My blood is 100% health pure black red blood meaning a lot of iron running thought my body

The only think we find out about why I been getting a lot of headaches is because my right ear is infected and I need to start taking antibiotics tablets before I go death in my right ear. So there for after the walk is finish I would have to have my right ear check to make sure my right ear is healthy and I don’t go death. So I’m 100% healthy man


Day 282: 4pm


Day 282: 5pm


Day 282: 9.30pm

The welcome to Country, on Kurnai Country at Drouin. 20th June. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 283: 9am

I just wanted to thank the Drouin Mob and Kurnai Nations Elders for welcoming me and the crew to thy Country and showing a lot of support for the walk for justice and wishing us a safe travels through Gippsland and thought country. Thank you all from Kurnai country for the warm welcome.


Day 283: 9.30am

At Longwarry ready to go, just having a talk to some people before leaving. – Noonie


Day 283: 12pm

We have some walker with us to day – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 283: 5.30pm

– Brett


Day 283: 10.30pm

Saying goodbye to the walkers to Drouin and onto Warragul. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 283: 11pm

At the end of our day back at the accommodation. Another good day. – Noonie

Days 273 & 274: Melbourne; Isiah’s Feed for the Homeless

Day 273: 8.30am

Good morning guys it a other beautiful day here in melbourne  it amazing to see that i walk it all the way from Perth to melbourne now and i can say i have listen, heard and understand what been happen here on this walk a cross this great country seen community, homeland, station, town and city.

We going all the way and we ain’t going to back down until we reach canberra to see the governor general. It time for the queen right hand man need to see us to talk about what we want. The walk for justice has know become a voice for those who voice is not been heard. A none is a none it time we get what we want.


Day 273: 10am

[Admin Luke] Last year this young Gunditjmarra warrior and supporter of Clinton’s Walk, Isiah, spent all his saved up moneybox money – $140 of his own pocket money – to put on a feed for homeless mob in Fitzroy.

This year, Isiah saved his money and used it to buy a new pair of boots for Clinton to wear the walk to Canberra. What a little legend!

After learning this story, we thought it only right to help the young fella continue his tradition of helping the homeless.

And so this afternoon, we will be co-hosting a public event with Democracy in Colour in honour of Isiah. The event will be held at Victoria Trades Hall and will provide free food for those in need.

This is also an opportunity for homeless folk and supporters to come along and get a chance to meet with Clinton.

Catering is being generously provided by Lentil As Anything.

Come along and support a great kid, have a great feed and meet with Clinton and the Walk For Justice team before they leave Naarm.


Day 273: 4pm

I like to thank this great little leader Isiah and democracy in colour for doing a BBq this afternoon for the homeless. Isiah is a young Gunditjmarra warrior and supporter of my Walk, Isiah, spent all his saved up moneybox money – $140 of his own pocket money – to put on a feed for homeless mob in Fitzroy.

This amazed me that this little warrior Isiah saved his money and used it to buy a new pair of boots for me to wear the walk to Canberra. What a little legend!

I what to thank little Isiah from the bottom of my heart how amazing and great you are and yet your so young and your doing amazing staff for your people in your country area. In time my little friend when you grow up you and your family is always welcome back home in W.A when you like to come over and want to be showing around and i what you to know Isiah your a leader for our people when you grow up little brother. Dont stop believe because you already making a difference at your age keep believing my little brother.

I what to thank you as well for giving me a gift and a message on your behalf to take with me to Canberra to speak with the prime minister about what you want change. I well do this for you and for all the other little kids who want think change for the better of our people and for this country it self.

So thank you lsiah for the gift and letter on your behalf and thank you to democracy in colour for doing the event and going out of your way to make this happen.

Thank you everyone!!!!


Day 273: 4.30pm


Day 273: 6pm


Day 274: 8am

Photos from Saturday morning to Sunday night. Was on the bike so I could see more of Melbourne, lots of older homes a lots to see along the way. Enjoyed the two days site seeing on my way to see my niece. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 274: 8.30am

[Admin Gee] has updated the Timesheets page!
Over 4,300kms from Perth to Melbourne so far!

Next up, Gippsland! We have lots of exciting events planned for this next leg of the walk. Favourite this page to get all the updates, check in here and the Supporters group if you are in the Gippsland area and want to catch up with Clinton and the Team.

If you are in Gippsland (or beyond!) and have an idea of an event that we might be interested in, please join the Supporters group and put forward your idea, we are trying to fit in everyone we can!

Sydney, get ready! We are coming your way next!

***Please note: this may not be the exact route! Times, places and dates are subject to change.


Day 274

[Guest Post] Melbourne is sad to see Clinton leave us, but we know his healing energy is needed right throughout this whole country! – Clendinnen Family


Day 274: 2.30pm