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 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 247 & 248: Nhill

Day 247

At camp to the start of the day. – Noonie


Day 247: 10am

Just letting everyone know where we are and which way we walking. If people looking for us we are walking on Western Hwy all the way to Melbourne

[Admin Toby] Some photos submitted by Alexander.


Day 247

Kaniva a place were we have been welcome and we meet more good people. – Noonie


Day 247: 12pm

To our lunch break. – Noonie


Day 247: 2pm

[Admin Toby] Hello everyone! If you want to help out in events being organised to welcome Clinton and the crew to Melbourne – or to share contacts, there is a Facebook Supporters Group you can join to keep up to date with plans!

We recommend using this group to keep everyone on the same page and look forward to working together 👣


Day 247: 11pm

We are at Nhill, a roof over our heads, good food, the people we meet are amazing. – Noonie


Day 248: 8.20am

[Admin Toby] 10 Years of the NT Intervention.
This event will be held in Sydney – Saturday 24th June 1:30pm at Archibald Fountain Hyde Park to Redfern Park

“This racist paternalistic policy denies First Nations people their Human Rights and is maintained by both major parties.
It must be repealed and First Nations people’s given the right to self determination and to build their own future.”

Screenshot from 8mmm

Day 248

This B&B set up here is great. It is, Wendy’s Retreat Nhill Airbnb. The couple are lovely, you are welcome in and the food is excellent. – Noonie


Day 248: 9.30am

Hello guys it a other good day of walking but this time today we are walking in the rain for the first time sin been out in the bush. So we starting to witness the cold weather in Victoria. Soon or later the team and I well get use to it.


Day 248: 1pm

[Admin Toby] **We have updated the meeting in Maryborough which is now starting from tomorrow – Thursday 18th at 12:00 noon
Please check the details here and come up if you would like to talk in person about the Walk and getting involved in the approach to the CBD.

This will be a special event on Wulug Balug, the local sub tribe of the Jarra Nation sadly decimated due to the invasion of the gold rush. Auntie Sue will represent in a Welcome to Country ceremony, the first of its kind since the gold rush era.


Day 248

We had walked out of Nhill, along the way thinking about the Meeting at Maryborough, we then travel to Maryborough to help set up for the meeting this is to take place there.