Day 327: Wollongong Daytrip

Day 327: 8.30am

I stand proudly with my elder’s and my people an we shall never give up on fighting for justice an for the truth to be heard. We must continue to fight for our right as first people and we must continue to fight for our ancestors land to be protected and respect in this modern world. But we must do what ever we can to keep our culture a live for the future generations to come so it can live on when we pass on.


Day 327: 10am

– Garry


Day 327: 10am


Day 327: 10.30am

We are our ancestors and they are us. We have been here since time began and the dreaming began. We are the first people of this land we live on and we are the oldest living culture on earth.

The spirit walker


Day 327: 11am

I what to thank everyone for coming out yesterday in Nowra town.

I what to thank Peter Combo, Cullunghutti for organising everything yesterday in Nowra and helping organise accommodation for us.

I what to thank the girls for the food and nourish and gift vouchers, WAMINDA.

I what thank Uncle Paul Mcleod and Uncle Joe Brown-Mcleod and dancers welcoming me on Country.

I also what to thank all of the wonderful Community supporter and Nowra/surroundings areas for coming.

Thank you everyone in Nowra town.


Day 327: 12pm

Should have bought an oyster knife. – Jack


Day 327: 12pm

Hey guys this is in Wollongong today if people of Wollongong community what to see us or what to say hello.

At 3pm we will do a meet/greet with some of Aboriginal Elders and the Lord Mayor, Gordon Bradbery, at the Cultural Centre, Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation at 22 Kenny Street, Wollongong – please be there at the Cultural Centre at 2:45pm.

At 3:30pm we will then walk up to the amphitheatre in Crown Street Mall in Wollongong and and to a short speech to the crowd.

At 3:45pm we will then walk to the Wollongong Youth Services at 85 Burelli Street, Wollongong for a community BBQ cooked by the Koori Men’s Group.

Please be there thank you.


Day 327: 1pm

I just what to thank this two janelle Cronin from the Navajo nation and Zach Wamego- Prairie Band Potawatomi who travel from United States of America who are native American people to pass on a message on the behalf of they people. This two a from standing rock and are the water protecter.

I what to thank you two my brother and sister from united States for coming to see us yesterday and I what to thank your people for standing up protecting mother earth.

Thank you our native brother an sister from united States and we must stand together to protect mother earth.


Day 327: 2.30pm

[Admin Toby] Shirts are being sent today which concludes all orders. They will still be available but we cannot guarantee they will be delivered before Clinton reaches Canberra. The crew may have a few on hand if you are meeting up with them between Sydney and Canberra. Thankyou everyone for your support!


Day 327: 6.30pm

Wollongong greeting. – Jack


Day 327: 9.30pm

[Admin Toby] Thanks Reggie for reminding us today is National Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day and sending us this about your great work in the Territory.

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 319: Tilba Tilba

Day 319: 7am

We have lose a other great leader yesterday to. I just meet Stephen Goldsmith two month ago at Adelaide university when we was in Adelaide. A good man and a great leader to our people. The great video he made telling the world about our cultural about not asking please or thank you. He explain it very well. You be miss by many a great leader and a amazing elder.


Day 319: 8am

How long are we going keep doing this, I should be the last to do a walk for justice a cross this country. It time we get think done before think get worse and worser. I be getting into Canberra by the 1st of September. I call on everyone who had a none and what think to change. Please meet me in Canberra before the 1st September at the embassy.

Please come and make your way towards Canberra before the 1st of September to stand with me and support me when I get there. We must now stand together for justice and we must now demand think to be done. We be not going to see the prime minister we all going to see and walk to governor general house to demand think to be done now.


Day 319

On Thursday the 27th of July we visited the oldest Community, their the black duck is their totem. When we arrived we stop at the old building that the government worked from and operated, near the Wallage Lake Outreach Center Medical, which was open this day. We Clinton was given a welcome to Country here. – Noonie


Day 319: 10.30am

Women from Yuin country did welcoming to country for us. I want to thank the women from the Djaadjawan people for doing this for us and welcoming us to they country area.

Bonus Video


Day 319

Getting ready to walk to the smoking ceremony through Tilba Tilba. 27th of July. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 319

The welcoming for Clinton. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 319: 4pm


Day 319: 5.30pm

Tilba tilba the people of the community another great day. – Jack


Day 319: 6.30pm


Day 319

We finished the day with more dancing from a boys group, had a fire going, sat around fire in to the night till we went our ways. – Noonie

Bonus Video

Days 317 & 318: From Bega ft Joe Williams

Day 317: 8.30am


Day 317: 11am

Be informed, be involved, be inspired Land rights. Our land is our library and our home an we have every right to fight for justice and for change.


Day 317: 11.30am


Day 317: 12.30pm

Off out of Bega and now on out way towards Tilba Tilba town. We be getting there by tonight. It a 63km walk but I hoping we get by tonight.


Day 317: 2.30pm

We have left Bega and on our way. – Noonie


Day 317: 5pm


Day 317

From Bega to our pickup, 25th of July. – Noonie


Day 317: 5.30pm


Day 318: 8am

Rip peace Yunupingu I remember as a young fella I love listening to your music and the song you made. You sing like a angel an touch people heart thought your music. You Sing your song thought traditional language and put it to make the world understand our beautiful language. Rip Yunupingu.

Sending our love and pray 🙏 to the Yolngu people up in East Arnhem land at this hard time of the lose of a beautiful singer.


Day 318: 11.30am


Day 318: 2pm


Day 318: 2pm

Some one uploaded this on twitter to our page Clinton walk for justice unbelievable it look amazing and deadly. A picture that signal justice, truth, unity, change and peace.

[Admin Gee] Thanks to @Biggy1883 on Twitter for this! 


Day 318: 2.30pm

We have just past through Cobargo on our.walk to Canberra. – Noonie


Day 318

More of our walk and a goodbye to Joe Williams, thanks for the company. – Noonie


Day 318: 5.30pm

I wanted to thank you Joe Williams brother for coming out to spend two day out with us an having a yarn, camping and walking with me to support us on this amazing walk we doing. I hope see you in Sydney Redfern for catch up or in Canberra.

Brother Joe dose a lot of work with youth an mentoring with a lot of our people to help them get thought life with depression and he also dose suicide prevention to bring out awareness about the issue that affect community from suicide.

Please show your support to Joe to help stop suicide in community

The team and I wanted to thank you brother for joining us and supporting to get the word out about the walk for justice. Hope to see you in Sydney brother.

[Admin Gee] Check out more about Joe at his website: http://www.joewilliams.com.au/

Day 311: Eden Arrival

Day 311: 6.30am

Good morning guys it another beautiful day of walking. I came a cross this skullen tree this morning in the forest where they are login. You can see it stand out from the other. I call this tree a white secret tree in the Forrest. It look beautiful and stand it out.


Day 311: 7am

I got a phone call from my elder’s yesterday afternoon. They told me I’m no long a warrior but now an elder because of the wisdom and knowledge I have from both world’s. I must use my wisdom and knowledge to help my people an this country it self to move forward as one. From now on I must be wise because I’m a elder now. I made the rank of an elder at the age of 27 year old that really cool. I’m a elder spirit walker.


Day 311: 9am

Now I have the rank of an elder it still doesn’t take away the name the spirit walker it boost the name up to Elder spirit walker. To have say an be listen to. But it mean I have to now take a lot responsibility and be more wise. So it mean I have to think better and be my knowledgeable with the wisdom I have.


Day 311: 10am

It a good day walking throught this mountain before we reach Eden. I also got a boonde bag hanging off the walking stick where I have my piece of the Uluru rock in it. I’m the Boordier spirit walker


Day 311: 11am

We have left Towamba heading for Eden. – Noonie


Day 311: 11.30am


Day 311

From Towamba to were we came out at Boydtown. – Noonie


Day 311

From Boydtown to Quarantine Bay. – Noonie


[Guest Post: Tricia] 

Traditional owner Steven Holmes direct bloodline descendant of Budginbro. Budginbro who in 1843 guided Ben Boyd and his marine artist and manager Sir Oswald Walter Brierly from Twofold Bay Eden to the Monaro.


Day 311

From Quarantine Bay to were we finish the walk for the day, then on to were were we will be camping. – Noonie


[Guest Post: Stephen Atkinson] 

2 great men that I have nothing but the utmost respect for.

One I’ve known all my life and love and respect him for what he has done for his people, for his wealth of knowledge and the wisdom of how best to use it and what he has achieved in his lifetime all for the love of his people.

The other I’ve known a few months and am in awe at what he is doing for his people and for what he has been able to achieve and the growth and knowledge he has gained along the way, all for the love of his people.

You are in good company Clinton Pryor.


Day 311: 10pm

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 306: Cann River

Day 306: 9.30am

Good morning guys walking early as today. Camping  out in the Forrest was amazing.


Day 306: 11am

When you see the sign say Canberra and that feeling. Not long to go, that I have keep my promess to my people and my elder’s that have walking to Canberra from Perth for justice. Only 877km left to got until we reach the end of the journey that we all set of on sin last year September the 8th. Governor general here we come and we a coming to fight for justice for everyone.


Day 306: 1.30pm

Friday from camp to the start of the walk, to Cann River. – Noonie


Day 306: 1.30pm


Day 306: 3.30pm

What can been seen along the road, this is from camp to Cann River.  – Noonie


Day 306: 4pm

We had some people walking with us into Cann River. We were treated to some food thanks to wonderful people and good company again. – Noonie


Day 306

We continue our walk after a feed, heading for Eden. – Noonie

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 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

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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