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 335: Murrook Newcastle

Day 335: 6.30am

This is what I do every Monday I said the community hoping to get a answer from the government so this is what I did I don’t get I don’t get big support it just me and my friends and that’s it and I respect my friends for standing with me respect – Herbert Bropho


Day 335: 7am


Day 335: 9am

The one think that keep me going on this amazing walk for justice is the love and the support from everyone. I want to thank you all for supporting us and standing with us for what we doing for everyone. It time we get justice for all


Day 335: 10.30am

Enjoying and relaxing the beautiful sunny day in Newcastle aboriginal culture centre. There non-think more better than laying down in the sun looking at a beautiful old tree.


Day 335: 11am

[Admin Toby] Last night ‘Tent City’ in Martin Place that took care of the vulnerable and homeless for 10 months was disassembled peacefully before any incident could take place with police or state authorities.

Co-ordinator Lanz Priestley made certain all people who sheltered in Martin Place found alternative accommodation. The Tent City provided a safe communal place for over 200 people since December 2016 and countless people were fed.

We share our respect and amazement at Lanz’s determination to highlight the social inequality and housing crisis faced in every major city.


Day 335: 12pm

At Newcastle today with Channel 9 then spending the day in Newcastle. As well as going to Murrook. – Noonie


Day 335

At Murrook a good day at Newcastle, good people to meet. – Noonie


Day 335: 2.30pm


Day 335


Day 355

[Admin Gee] Pics of some of the people at Murrook thanks to Noonie.


Day 335: 5pm

It a beautiful night in Sydney. Looking around and enjoy the beautiful view.


Day 335: 6pm

When I stand here and look at the Sydney harbour bridge. I think they should add the our flag to on the top for unity. But the government won’t what that because they what us divide and not stand together as one. Well I think it time for unity and time to stand together as one people for a better change for the future. I know you what that to.


Day 335: 8pm

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


Day 333: 2.30pm


Day 333: 2.30pm


Day 333: 3pm


Day 333: 3pm


Day 333


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.

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 297 & 298: Lakes Entrance

Day 297: 10.30am

I’m the spirit walker. Getting ready and leading the march today in Bairnsdale for NAIDOC week.


Day 297 11.30am

The march at Bairnsdale. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 297: 1.30pm

Yesterday Telstra Bairnsdale donated a new phone to Clinton thanks to Mel and Braden 👍


Day 297: 1.30pm

Doing some walking today gaining some ks. I’m the spirit walker who follow the song line and walk in the foot step of my old people and ancients. I walk for my people and for my culture. I not a shame to stand for justice, unity and for change. This government better be ready when I get there to tell them how it is


Day 297: 4.30pm

Today in Bairnsdale for the NAIDOC march. The Bairnsdale mob marching with courage, straight, prouded and honour for our people, for our ancestors and for our future. Bairnsdale mob you guys rock today doing the march 


Day 297: 5pm

[Admin Toby] Thought I’d wear Clinton’s shirt for the ORIC gathering with Minister Scullion today.


Day 297: 5pm

Our elders should not be living like this out in community in this modern world. This government should be a shame of them self seeing our elders live like this in community.


Day 297: 5.30pm

On our walk this afternoon. – Noonie


Day 298: 11am

This are the flag of the 5 clan group of this area. The Tatungalung, Brabralung, Krauatungalung, Brataunlung and Brayakaulung.


Day 298: 12pm

Lakes Entrances march. – Noonie


Day 298

Thursday morning to the end of the walk in Lakes Entrance, smoking, welcome to Country and barbeque. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 298

The walk from Bairnsdale to the Metung turn off. Good Country. – Noonie


Day 298: 4.30pm

Aaaaarrrrr My number one supporter my little niece and my beautiful grandma  I miss my family and friends back home. I need to finish this walk of and fight for every one rights. I we’ll be back home soon my beautiful family 


Day 298: 10pm

Noonie Raymond with Paul Wright.

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 286: Morwell

Day 286: 9am

Quick update.


Day 286: 11am

I walking to Canberra to see the governor general and to address all this issue that this government has lost it way and not looking after us all. That the crown it self must see us has sovereign people and talk about treaty talks.

We do not what to talk treaty talks with this corrupt government. But with the crown it self, treaty between us as sovereign people and treaty with the crown as sovereign people of Britain. This government has lost it way and forgotten the people in this country.

So there for we has multicultural people take our issue to governor general the represented of the crown it self. We have lost fate in this government and we want a government for the people once more and talk about treaty between us and the Crown itself.

I have seen heard and listened to all the issues from my people and non-indigenous people an i have realised that we are all on the same boat and that the only way we can get what we want we must unite as human beings living in this country and as a multicultural nation in this country if we ever ever going to get what we want.

When I sit here and see on the news about how the government is doing as it’s please and how it is well crap it makes me think that I just had enough and I want to start scene change in this country.

But we need to help from none indigenous people to help us get what we have needed from the very beginning treaty it what my people wanted. So let’s all unite and come together as one and stand together as one but most of all stand up for Justice and for change.


Day 286: 11.30am

We were shown around a walkway at Morwell this morning, some history of around Morwell. – Noonie


Day 286: 11.30am


Day 286: 12.30pm

Sydney homeless kitchen and Safe space being raided by the City Council.


Day 286

The Cultural Heritage Trail. Hopefully it will in order. – Noonie


Day 286: 1.30pm

The most amazing thing that I have ever learnt since being on this walk and that kept me going no matter what was happen love.

(The love I have for my people and the love I have forever one else who lives here.)

Love is the most powerful thing ever is being a human because it can push you beyond measures that you have never imagined before and it will show you a away and lend you on the right path.


Day 286

Things to see along the way on the roadside. – Noonie


Day 286: 3pm


Day 286: 10pm

From Morwell to the end of our đay at the hotel. Ready for tomorrow’s walk. – 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

Day 272: Melbourne; Rest Day

Day 272: 7am

This set up is for the homeless here in Melbourne, this is pretty good, people come here to help and enjoy a good moment together. – Noonie


Day 272: 7.30am

The time is here and the time is now. It’s the right time to make this happen -Treaty-


Day 272: 9am


Day 272: 10am

The shrine of remembrance, well worth a look at, in and from the top. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 272: 12pm

Finley bump into Michael long the man who done the long walk from Melbourne to Canberra. We had a good talk about think and we both going to seen if he would likd to walk with me when i reach canberra. So in time i hope we can organising somethink down the track before entering canberra and see if he would like to walk with me.

Thank you micheal long for having the time to take a photo with me.

[Admin] Michael Long’s The Long Walk


Day 272: 12.30pm


Day 272: 4.30pm

Why dose it feel like this walk it self is now the last hope for my people and for this country it self, that the walk it self is now a voice for those who voice is not been heard.


Day 272: 6.30pm

Well this Tuesdays morning we well be leaving melbourne city and start making our way soon towards Sydney. Redfern well be the second last spot before we make our walk into canberra. We dont know what going to happen when we get into canberra, but we do know it well be something to remember.


Day 272: 10pm

I be rising my fist in the air when i walk into canberra to the old parliament house at the original embassy. Then i well walk down the road with my fist in the air walk straight pass the new parliament house down the road to the governor general house with the people to tell this devil men in suit how it is. The governor general better be ready when we all ruck up like a big wave of people. Canberra here we come with justice on our mind.