Days 303 & 304: Leaving Orbost

Day 303: 9.30am

From camp Monday to Orbost. – Noonie

Bonus video: Stuck at the siege roadblock.


Day 303: 10am

From Orbost to Brodribb River, where we finish Monday. – Noonie


Day 303: 7pm


Day 303: 10pm

History lesson tonight guy this video are call the first Australia.

The first Australia episode 5: A unhealthy government.


Day 304: 9am

[Admin Toby] Checkout Clayton’s interview with The Canberra Times regarding Australia’s new Racial Justice Organisation; Democracy In Colour!

‘”We’ve got a chance to talk about the elephant in the room, that elephant is entrenched and institutionalised structural racism and were over it”. Clayton Simpson, Canberra Campaigner and Organiser.

A local issue Mr Simpson pointed to was Canberra’s homeless population, the highest per capita nationally, with Indigenous Australians over-represented.’

There is a launch party tommorow night 6pm at The Front Gallery, Lyneham:
https://www.facebook.com/events/319682935141234/?ti=icl

Perth Launch: 28th July 6-10pm. Uniting Church Hall (UCIC) Level 1, 97 William Street Perth:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1842674109392911/?ti=icl

Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/DemocracyInColour/

#StandUpAndBeCounted
#NoRoomForRacism


Day 304: 9am

Good morning guys it another beautiful day if walking. We leaving Orbost and now making our way thought to Cann river. Now we a entering thick Forrest country area.So it a three day walk towards Cann river.


Day 304: 11am

We are on the road and walking, thanks to Paula and others, more wonderful people is has been a pleasure to be at Orbost. Thankyou. – Noonie


Day 304: 4.30pm

Now the walk is getting bigger and bigger an we getting closer to Canberra. I must take the responsibility an sink guidance from my spirit ancient to complete this journey into Canberra and show me how I going to do this.


Day 304

From drop off to Cabbage Tree Creek. – Noonie

Days 254 & 255: Horsham + Ebenezee Mission

Day 254: 12pm

Hey guys quick update just letting you know we back into the walk today and we be getting into Horsham town tonight around about 8:00pm today. We be in Horsham tomorrow for the day to see and be welcome to country by the council group from this country area. Also I top if people what to see us or what to say hello who are follower I be putting up a update to let you know where you can meet us in Horsham some where like a park. You all have a amazing day today.


Day 254: 6pm

– Garry


Day 255: 10am

Good morning guys it a other beautiful day today just letting people now keep donating we need all the help we can get to help us from here on would to Canberra and back home to Perth. Any help we can get well get us closer and closer to Canberra thank you guys


Day 255: 7pm

History lesson for tonight guys I mean to load this video up on Sunday night. This video a call the first Australia.

The first Australia Episode 3: Freedom for lifetime.


Day 255: 10.30pm

Our day had started in Horsham, then our visit to Barengi Gadjin Country and then the walk into Horsham. Another good day thanks to good people on this journey.


Day 255: 11pm

Today we had an amazing day thanks to the Barengi Gadjin Land Council. We started at a mission called Ebenezee Mission, 1859 to 1904. Finished with a smoking, clearing ourselves of this day, for a safe journey. Culture is alive and well here, with Barengi Gadjin Land Council. – Noonie

Bonus Video

Day 238 & 239: Tailem Bend & Raukkan


Day 238: 4am

The end of the day, we have a roof over our heads tonight. – Noonie


Day 238: 8am

Good morning guys quick update just letting you know we are heading down south now towards a community call Raukkan community to see elder, original leader and our people to listen about what been going on and what needed to be done to make it right. We been told there about 400 people living out in Raukkan community and I don’t what to miss this community. We going to be there until the afternoon than head back to Tailem Bend town to rest up tonight. Than tomorrow morning we leave Tailem Bend on the road down Princes Hwy to walk towards Melbourne and most of all get close to the border of victory state


Day 238: 11am

Our day at Raukkan another good day. Across the ferry to the community. – Noonie


Day 238: 1.30pm

It was a great day today going out to Raukkan community meeting everyone and listen to all the story about Raukkan community and it history pass.

The most amazing think of been out their at Raukkan community was to see and meet in person to honor who pass way for all the amazing think he has done in he life Davis Unaipon.

David Unaipon was a well-known Indigenous Australian of the Ngarrindjeri people, a preacher, inventor and writer. Unaipon’s contribution to Australian society helped to break many Indigenous Australian stereotypes, and he is featured on the Australian $50 note in commemoration.

The one think I always learn from David Unaipon was his saying “As a full blood member of my race I think I may be the first – but I hope not to be the last to produce an enduring record of our customs, belief and imagining.”


Day 238: 11pm

A good place to come and see, our stay was pleasant and some more Australian history to listen, and well presented – Noonie


Day 239: 7am

Good morning guys we be leaving Tailem Bend today at 9:00am this morning. If people what to know where we are or which way we walking. We are walking on Princes Hwy, Dukes Hwy and Western Hwy all the to Melbourne thought a lot of town next to Princes Hwy. So if you are looking for us you only need to look on the side of the hwy to see us walking


Day 239: 8.30am

I just wanted to thank Jordan Sumner and Raukkan community for invited us yesterday to the community. It been a amazing going out there to see you guys and meet with the elder and the people of Raukkan community. I enjoy every moment been out there and understand the history of how Raukkan community was build on. The team, admin team and my self wanted to thank everyone out in Raukkan community for the amazing time and for showing us around.

We want to Thank you Jordan Sumner and Raukkan community for letting us come out there to see you and spend the time to.


Day 239: 10.30am

We are on our way out of Tailem Bend heading out along the Dukes Highway. – Noonie


Day 239: 4.30pm

Yep we up for it again we going to do a bit of night walking for a little bit until we get tired and than we set up camp to rest. It been a beautiful day of walking today and it a bit cold but we are o.k the more we head south east and the more we get closer to the Victoria broader. It getting more and more cold. We been for the last couple month have been walking none stop thought summer and our body are use to the summer heat. But now we need to train our body to get use to the cold.

When we get closer to the broader of Victoria, we going to start organizing think for Melbourne to start getting think ready for us when we walk into Melbourne. I hope that when we get into Melbourne it well be a power house for this walk to lift it up and get it out there. On top that a lot of the people of Melbourne well join us to march on the street for justice and for change. This is my first time going into Melbourne I never been there before. But I hope when we get there it well be something to remember.


Day 239: 2pm

From Tailem Bend to lunch break. – Noonie


Day 239: 5.30pm

If people what to know where we are. We are walking on Dukes hwy. It well take us 3 day to 4 day walk to border town. If you looking for us on the dukes hwy you only need to look on side of the road walking


Day 239: 6.30pm

Just wanted to thank Ashley Hefron for keeping her promises to her grand mother. Her grand mother has been following me on my walk from the beginning. Sadly her grand mother pass away one month ago. Her grand mother try her best to stay a live to see me when I enter in her country area and was loving my walk because for what I was doing for our people. But she pass away from cancer. Before her grand mother pass away on her last day. She told Ashley hefron to keep a promises to her.

She told ashley hefron to go and come to see me to meet me and talk to me. I was sad to hear this story ashley told me that her grand mother was waiting for me and wanted to see me before she pass on. It breaking me and I was hurt in my heart to hear this.

I just wanted to let people know this walk I when on is not easy I have begin thought a lot of town, community, station and homeland and I have sat down and listen to this story and other issue as well. It is a hard road I’m walking and I’m carrying all this message with me to Canberra for the people and get justice for those who pass on. I only ask if you was walking this road you well understand. Put I’m here to help and I’m going to make sure to get justice for everyone no matter what.

I just wanted to thank Ashley hefron for coming to see me today and for keeping here promise to her grand mother.

Her grand mother is in the Middle RIP.


Day 239: 8.30pm

– Garry


Day 239: 11pm

From lunchtime to the end of the day for us. – Noonie