Day 178: The Bridge March – Port Augusta

Day 178: 5.30am

Flags at the ready – FB follower, Anne


Day 178: 6am

Flags ready. – Noonie


Day 178: 6.30am

Today is the day we march for justice and for change. I’m here this morning having breakfast with the man group to see the bridge we going to be marching over at 10:00am they call this bridge the hwy bridge where people who need to travel down south to east or west to north. The one bridge that connect this country for people to travel.

This well be something to remember and some thing where all different cultural people come together to march for justice and for change. So today let send them a powerful message that we the people of this country are standing up for something we believe can make this country better. So let do this and have some fun today and remember enjoy the day guys.


Day 178: 7am

Stephen Atkinson got a phone call this morning that the hwy police are going to shut down both side of the bridge for us. So that mean no traffic are going to come thought when we are march. Traffic are going to be held back mile when we march. We well stream the bridge march live today guy so please watch and see how the march is going to go today and watch how we going hold Australia on a stand still for 1 and half hour today cheer!!!!


Day 178: 8.30am

A breakfast with the men at the foreshore Port Augusta. – Noonie



Day 178: 9.30am

Gathering for a photo on the sand, breakfast on the foreshore at Port Augusta. – Noonie


Day 178: 10.30am

Hey guys here is the bridge march we had today


Day 178: 11am

On the bridge at Port Augusta. – Noonie


Day 178: 11.30am

The bridge march was amazing well done port Augusta mob you guy was deadly today and thank you Port Augusta mob for coming out today for the bridge march. I also wanted thank Stephen Atkinson for doing most of the hard work making sure every think went well thank you Stephen mate.


Day 178: 12pm

After the walk on the foreshore time for talking and photos on the sand. – Noonie


Day 178: 1.30pm

At Port Augusta on the bridge to the foreshore, it was a safe walk thanks to the police escorting us. – Noonie


Day 178: 4.30pm

Garry driving right behind us leading the way for hwy police and emergency service when we march today over the bridge. It good to see the justice mobile back in the walk again


Day 178: 5.30pm

Doing what I need to do to get this walk back on t.v again so people know we still walk our way towards Canberra. Well i know that think well get big when we start making our way towards a big city soon. But today has being amazing and now I’m feeling tired and stuff from the beautiful walk we did together with the port Augusta mob



Day 178: 11.59pm

Once again I have had an enjoyable day, good night world, what a wonderful home we have, it is well worth standing up together for a better future. The government need your votes, that means the power is the people. Good night. – Noonie

Day 175: Some words from our followers!

***EDIT***

Admin Gee realised the second she pressed publish on this post that it should be titled: SUPPORTERS!

Day 175: 6.30am

[Guest Post] I stand with Clinton Pryor. My name is William (Billy Boy), I have 5 kids, a wife and I am now trying to cure my mum of cancer. I have been raised as a privileged white fella and have had every opportunity growing up. I lost my dad when I was 4 in an outback remote cattle station in the NT and I lost my stepdad when I was 19.

I have spent the last 6 years trying to set up Indigenous training programs in advanced medical, firefighting and rescue to prepare FNP to run their communities under sovereignty treaty.

I have been lied to, belittled, ignored and used to create profits for companies that take and take from our communities without giving back. I don’t know if I have tried hard enough and I don’t know if I’m on the right path but I won’t give up and refuse to back down from my morales and beliefs.

Clinton Pryor is my hero and he stands for everything I believe in and is one man strong enough to take direct action. I have supported Clinton so far by sending him money when I can and follow his journey daily through Facebook.

I now pledge to walk with Clinton when he hits my region to help him get to Canberra and then do what I can to right the wrongs that Clinton is uncovering on his journey.

I strongly believe that we can all make a difference if we stand by Clinton not just on Facebook but in person.

To clintons supporters: who are you and what do you pledge? Post a selfie or a vid and let Clinton know why you stand with him and what you pledge to do. This man needs as many reasons to keep going as we can muster up to lift his spirit.


Day 175: 9.30am

Australia would of been a better country right now. But we a run by brush of dumb people who choose money more than the people it self. No matter time for change is coming it only the matter of time.


Day 175: 3pm

[Admin Gee] Just a little reminder about the quality of people who are following Clinton’s Walk For Justice…. this is what it’s all about people! We are constantly blown away by your generosity, talent, kindness, passion… the list is endless. Keep being awesome!

Follow Clinton’s Walk on Twitter!


Day 175: 8pm

Hey guys I just wanted to share this drawing of me that was send from my admin team. There man from Italy who is a cartoonist magazine draw for Italy. He is inspired by the walk i’m doing and draw a pictures of me and use one of my saying that I always say to people I know.

(It’s too much suffering and pain in our culture right now and I want things to start improve.)

The person who draw this picture name is Gianluca Costantini. I just wanted to thank Mr Gianluca Costantini for drawing this picture of me from Italy. Thank you mate

You can find out more of what he dose on the links below:
https://www.facebook.com/gianlucacostantini.drawing/

Days 157-158: Glendambo & Kingoonya

Day 157: 6pm

A birthday surprise for Allison Mc Aneney. I hope she enjoyed her day out. – Noonie


Day 157: 9pm 

I’m still walking and I cannot wait to get to Port Augusta. The first think I’m doing is going for a swim in the ocean after not seeking the ocean for almost 5month on the walk. There a lot has be going on and it time I get back in the scene again.


Day 157: 9.30pm

We spent the afternoon at Kingoonya with the birthday girl, this is how it is there. – Noonie


Day 158: 7am

Ngayulu itingarinyi unngu nyangata punu; I was born under this tree.

I would like to meet a lovely lady name Valerie Cox, who lives at Kingoonya S.A. Valerie made a damper for Allison, the birthday girl and ice the cake. While the cake was cooking, we had time to record Valerie were she was born. I had talk to people along this juoney who were born in the bush, but this was the first time I had the chance to record a person at the place where the birth tock place. Valerie was happy to show us and be recorded. She was very happy to be on her Country and where she was born. The mother of Valerie was to catch the train and then give birth, the tree is near an old camping ground, Valerie come first befor the train came.

Once again the stolen children were talked about again, Valerie family was not apart of the stolen generation, they told the same story’s of running and hiding when they could hear cars coming, they were never vaxinated, they came with the needles and ask were are the children, they off playing and running off somewhere, crow Valerie brother said we were hiding in the bushes looking at them till they were gone. This was the life of the children who escaped from the government people, coming to take the children from their family’s. They came back home.

Valerie Cox also makes a very good damper birthday cake. Thankyou. – Noonie


Day 158: 12pm 

Enjoy the weather today.  I wonder what it’s going to be like when we walk into Port Augusta  who know but I do know I’m going for swim in the ocean when I get there.


Day 158: 7pm

Mmmmm some one been very busy on the internet watching and written every think done. It seem to me my walk is now being recorder in the history book. They most be watching my walk every close to see how this walk play out.

Source: List of people who have walked across Australia, Wikipedia.


Day 158: 9pm

A good friend from Nyoongar Country drop in to say hello and have a talk, Trevor McNamee, a good man I come to know from Matargarup in Perth W.A. – Noonie

[Guest Post: Trevor McNamee] Well, just did a little detour on my way to Adelaide and surprised these 3 Legends on Clintons Walk For Justice. Clinton, Noonie and Garry… They are in Glendambo 270 kms north of Port Augusta. The support car has broken down and thanks to the local cop lent them a Van and towed it into Pt Augusta to be fixed……See the Go fund Me page to help with cost to repair https://www.gofundme.com/clintonswalk


Day 158: 11.30pm

– Garry

Days 145-147: Desert south of Coober Pedy

Day 145: 7.30am

Safe travels you mob, honoured to have spent time with you fullas. Respect  – Cherie in Coober Pedy


Day 145: 8am

I see none thing but clear land with no tree to be seeing. This will be the last of the hard part of the journey just 13 day to go than we hit Port Augusta. Than thing can start cooling down for us. 13 day of this heat bring it 😬

I well be off Facebook for about 5 day because of none signal after this photo I uploaded. I well see you all when I back on Facebook guy


Day 145: 12pm

[Admin Lisa] CONGRATULATIONS to Michael for bidding a whopping $600 in our first ever auction! A huge thank you to everyone that contributed, bid or shared. Clinton, the Support and Admin team are all blown away by the amount of interest and the money raised. This will be a significant contribution to funds.

Trent Duffy – ArtisticOne, we have a winner!

Thanks again to you all!


Day 145: 4pm

On the road, came across some more rubble the hall road is for the heavy trucks. With on trees the land and roads keep going into the distance. – Noonie


Day 146: 11pm

Coober Pedy 2 nights ago. – Garry


Day 147: 1.30pm

Finely got signal again. I’m like a ghost walking up the road in the foot step of my ancients coming towards you bring the words of truth to change the people thinking. It is only a matter of time, only the matter of time. Port Augusta we a getting close not far now. The word of truth is coming.


Day 147: 3.30pm

Wwwwwoooo this so cool. Now I got Archie Roach supporting my walk and now following me on twitter. Mite have to give him a message to see if he like to catch up for cup of coffee when I get around in his area.


Day 147: 6pm

Heading out on a night walk. – Noonie

 

Day 129: Marla Roadhouse

ay 129: 8am

Hey Pauline Hanson you always picking on Muslim and hating on them all the time calling them terrorist and saying they are invading our country. But i say to you who is the real terrorist and are invaded of country. And that is those who taking people land and sovereignty right away. I’m not trying to be the bad guy here and having a go at Pauline Hanson. I just trying to let her know is that we a better than this and we should not keep on spreading hate around when we all know that we are from one planet and all blood red we are better than this as human.


Day 129: 9.30am

I must keep walking 🚶and keeping walking 🚶 in this hot weather 🙇 I think it time to walk at night 😐My ancient walk at night 😁😎👍 so I’m going to walk at night . Justice is on it way to be served

P.S this picture look like a very good art painting


Day 129: 11am

What do you see in this picture? My answers that question for you. I what I see is a man, i see a man walking all a lone with a friend who drive a car and a other friend who ride a bike to make sure he o.k, i see a man who welling to walk a cross a hall country for his people, his community, his culture and his ancient land. I see a man welling to stand up for the right think and do what right for every one who live here that share the land with his people. I see a man is walking and walking thought the heat and in summary not giving up because he know that there a better way how we living now and know how this country can move forward together as one.

Now please what do you see in this picture?


Day 129: 12pm

A cultural man needed to cross this country, Clinton is doing that, I believe in what can happen in this country, we have found change has started, I get to do what I believe in and see the country, community and the people at a walking pace and ride, pick were to stop, see what I like to see. The best moment was when I was asked to come and it has not stopped. I love been here and I am living the best moment still. I hope that will do, I have not stop liking this journey from the beginning. – Noonie


Day 129: 1pm

It time for the world to waking up and start understand and realise that we don’t have a government for it people in Australia or thought out the world and don’t respect the sovereignty of people land that they are on. If we don’t start fighting back against this corporate government in Australia and thought the world.

We well be fully under control and our rights well be taking away has human. It is time we start standing together to fight for what right and for right for every human thought out Australia an around the world. This world we live in well never be the same, if we let them get away with it and divided us. But together we can make this right for our country and for the world it self.


Day 129: 4pm

We are heading out this afternoon from Marla Roadhouse, some night walking, we will contact again when in range. – Noonie


Day 129: 6.30pm

Just find my self a little friend. This little bird was setting in the tree next to where we a camping for tonight. So I just decide to see if this bird well fly away from me if I got to close to it but it didn’t. This little bird just sat there and a loud me to pat it and started to go to sleep. You got to love the beautiful wildlife of this land we are sharing with. The spirit of the land live within the animal to.


Day 129: 9.30am

Days 120 – 122: Indulkana

Day 120: 7.30am

I was created in the dark and born into the light. I shall never stop until justice is served.


Day 120: 10pm

Click picture to go to the shop!

[Admin Toby]


Day 121: 12pm

[Admin Gee] Great article on Croaky by Melissa Sweet mentioning Clinton:

“Think of the courage shown by individuals like Clinton Pryor, a Wajuk, Balardung, Kija and Yulparitja man, who is making a long walk for justice from Perth to Canberra, protesting about the closure of remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia, amongst other things.

As I read about his journey to date – at his website and ABC – I imagined, what if…

…what if other people, in other places and other countries, followed in his footsteps? What if Clinton’s long walk was just the beginning of many other such transformative journeys?

There is nothing like a long walk for bringing clarity to confused thoughts and agendas, and for connecting us with what matters most.”

Thanks Melissa!


Day 121: 4pm

Hey guys quick update just letting you know we just reach Marla roadhouse about 160km from the boarder of Northern Territory the first road house we got to in South Australia. We got a bit of a set back the weather up this way on top of South Australia is really hot and the car has being playing up. The water pump in the engine of the car is broken and now has a hole in it. So that mean our engine has being over heating and we cannot go a head down south with out fixing it.

Also on top the roof rake on the trailer has broken down and falling on the trailer and that need fixing to and we don’t have no spree tyres. But thank to APY community Indulkana we when to see just than have allow us to use they work shop to fix the water pump in the engine and fix up the roof rake and also giving us three new tyres for free. We a going to stay over night at the marla roadhouse and tomorrow go out to Indulkana community to fix the car up.

I just wanted to thank APY Indulkana community for allowing us to use the work shop and giving us a helping hand to fix the car up and giving us three new tyres. Thank you Indulkana community.


Day 121: 7pm

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Thanks so much Samantha!


Day 122: 8am

Wake up this morning watching the news how the weather like for today. The weather in Queensland is 38 dragees all ready at 7:00am.I like well I been walking no stop thought this summer heat and the weather it self is just warming up. It been not stop heat every sin we walk into south Australia. So there for the team and i going to be walking at night and chill all day so we don’t get sun burn in the day time.

We going to stay a other night in Marla roadhouse because the car is not fix. We a going back out to the community to continued working on the car until it finish. Than start getting back into the walk again and make our way south towards port August.


Day 122: 4pm

It been a very busy day today everyone was working hard on the car and the trailer to get think done and ready to head south. The new tyres are on, widow is fix and the rake on the trailer is fix. The only think left now is to fix the water pump in the engine. Once the water pump is fix than we can get back into the walking heading towards port August way. I feel good doing a good day of working hard. Now it time to relax and have something to eat and have a beer after hard day of working.


Day 122: 5.30pm

Half way there still got another 2, 530km* to go to reach the end of this journey I when on. This journey I went on with Garry and Noonie well always be with me when I finish it and for the days of my life until I get old. I know people have being waiting on me to start speaking the truth. But I waiting until the right time because I’m enjoying what I’m seeing out here on the land and out in the bush because I’m with my ancients and my people learning and understand what need to people done for my people and for the wildlife. Port August is where I well speak and how I’m going to move this country forward.

This walk I’m on is more than me it is about all of us and it about how we can make this right. I have walk and walk on this land within my ancient foot steps and seen thought they eyes how they live of the land and how they live free for over 100,0000 until Western came here and change our way of life. Now I understand why my ancient showing me thought the spirit fire to walk a cross the country. When I was on heirisson island in Perth fighting to stop community to be closure down and for the homeless to get home. My ancient wanted me to do this because to end the sufficient, pain and save my culture from dieing out and bring this country together.

This country is ready to make it right because the people out there on this land we share and my people wanted change but didn’t know how to bring us together and have being yelling for it. But thought this walk has made it happen, there all different culture people in this country and around the world watching this walk. This walk was never about me, it about bring us together and putting our difference to the side because we all wanted the same think and that is to live happen, free and make the world a better place.

*[Admin] Distance to be adjusted after Timesheets update!

 

 

Day 64: Warburton

1pm

15027863_1805151549740913_6059766524789793647_n“Five ks out of Warburton.” – Noonie


“So happy to see Clinton, Garry and Noonie come into Warburton here are some photos.” – Facebook follower, Rowen.


 1.30pm

15036321_1889396551283532_863142295137571031_n16 days of walking thought the western desert in summer and I have survived an now reach Warburton town. The hero for the people is back.


“Joy West presented Clinton with a painting and Teresa Newland presented him the two boomerang what Mr West made.” – Rowen


3pm

A beautiful welcome from Warburton kids and elders. The Warburton people have organized a big BBQ at the pool for us and also give me a Chance’s to meet the elders of Warburton. I cannot wait to go for a swim in the pool after 16 days walking the western desert. Time to relax and have a talk with the people of Warburton


“Welcome to country by Colin West and Carey Simms.” – Rowen


“At the pool, a warm welcome for Clinton.” – Noonie


4.30pm

15056422_1889467571276430_114817522390135570_nI just wanted to thanks elder Carey Simms, Colin West for welcome me in to Warburton community. Also I just wanted to thank elder Philip West who not here right now for making me boomerang and giving them to me as a give for my walk.


15027941_1230257570380698_5866454049581291172_n“Like to say thanks to Dwane, Darren, Ada, Bevan, Theresa, Colin, Carey and myself for putting on the barbecue an organising the welcome.” – Rowen


7pm

15027869_1889467587943095_7703934226143452574_nO.k need to let everyone know that I not just walking across a whole country because I want to live a normal life. People need to realise that behind closed door I being doing a lot of work on having meeting with elders and local leader about want need to be done in community and the land how to make think right for my people. The paper work, video recording and message from elders. I don’t load it up on Facebook.

Why because one it no one else business but my own and two the government is watching me to see want I’m up to. I will step it up soon when I reach Uluru and start explain more about what I have seen, hear and understand in community that need to be done for elder and for the people.

All the paper work and video record is keep secret because I need to write it all down to put in a powerful speech to speak on community behalf and how the government has failed our people in community, town, city and in this country.

People need to also realise that this walk for justice is bigger than what it is. This why a lot of non Indigenous people have join this movement same as Indigenous people under one think. The walk for justice because there no justice for the people of Australia until some one stand up for the people and that want I’m doing by walking across the country for.


15036639_1805305356392199_6681643374555731018_n“The artists of the banner, they did a very good job.” – Noonie

(Guest Post) David-Anthony Gunter

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Had the pleasure of spending the day walking with Clinton Pryor who has quickly become one of the most inspirational people I have ever met. I’ve been following Clintons journey the last 14 days as he walks from WA to Canberra to meet with the PM to seek treaty and justice for First Nation people’s.

This walk will be studied by my kids in time to come and will be up there with Mabo. I feel honoured that myself and one of my boys had this opportunity to be apart of history to join Clinton on this journey and I certainly will be by his side when he reaches Alice Springs and Canberra.

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With all the media publicity, I find it hard to believe that no one has offered to purchase him shoes! Hopefully the new shoes I got him will get a few miles.

14470556_10210261048192429_3153396744645782651_nClinton will be addressing the town of Kalgoorlie on Tuesday and calling for calm, and reminding the town what reconciliation is all about.

One of my favourite parts of the day was sitting around on the side of the highway in the middle of the desert, drinking tea and reciting parts of Forrest Gump!

– David-Anthony Gunter

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*Originally posted on David’s Facebook page, 25th September 2016