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 340: Campbelltown

Day 340: 6.30am

Good morning guys it another beautiful day of walking today. Before we get into the walk today. I what to thank Robbie Hyde from Newcastle for organising everything when we went to Newcastle an doing the hard work organising BBQ, the event and letting everyone know we where coming to Murrook aboriginal community centre.

I what to thank Elders John Ridgeway for doing welcome to country at Murrook an welcoming the team an I onto they country. I what to thank Murrook aboriginal community centre for letting Robbie host the event at they place.

I what to thank everyone else for coming along to meet the team an I and also coming a long to support the walk for justice.

Thank you Robbie and everyone else at Newcastle for coming an showing your support.


Day 340: 7.30am

Hey all please come today to the event in Campbelltown. If you live around the area or know people from the area please let them know to come to the event today to meet the team an I.


Day 340: 8am


Day 340: 8am


Day 340: 9am


Day 340: 10.30am


Day 340

The start of our Thursday to Wollongong this, 17th of August. – Noonie


Day 340: 10.30am


Day 340: 12.30pm

BBC world news has come out to join us for today, I told them that I what to change the statement around to let the world know what we want has first people of this country we want our treaty and we what international pressure on the Australian government, the Britain government and the crow it self to give us our treaty.

So we can move this country forward, but learn from the country pass. So we do not make the same mistakes ever again in the future.


Day 340: 1.30pm


Day 340: 3pm

[Admin Toby] The deal will see the Wik nations partner with Legion Wealths to export wood from tree lopping in Aurukun, exported to the Asian market.

This venture will include building a saw mill in Aurukun to provide local Employment for Aurukun people.

Currently the wood is chopped down and burnt for land clearing by Rio Tinto Mining. Aurukun people want to recycle it & export it to make furniture and other products.

The Asain Market is targeted for the recycled wood with the trade deal also including replanting of trees and rejuvenation of country by Legion Wealths.

Quote from this article:
https://www.welcometocountry.org/wik-people-sign-historic-…/


Day 340

In Campbelltown at the Tharawal Aboriginal Community were Clinton had a warm welcoming. – Noonie


Day 340: 4.30pm


Day 340: 4.30pm


Day 340: 5pm


Day 340

The Campbelltown welcome. More good people to meet and wonderful people throughout the Lands and Country’s. – Noonie


Day 340: 5pm

Hey all a call out for assistance with two bus to help us with the final journey to Canberra. I need some help if anyone can lend two bus to help us from Campbelltown to Canberra why because there going to be a lot of people joinning us for the last leg of the walk from Campbelltown to Canberra. We going to have people travelling from central desert, Alice Springs, Warburton, Wiluna, leonare, Laverton and other part of Australia a going to join us in Campbelltown for the final walk.

Why I need bus: We ask for two bus because we going to have a lot of elder’s, family and child a going join us from Campbelltown on would and if they get tired they can jump on the bus to rest.

I ask if any aboriginal organisations or anyone else from here at Campbelltown on would to Canberra to assist us with two bus so we can help all this people who joinning us. It be good if a aboriginal organisation can lend us two bus and when we finish we can take the two bus back to you after the walk is finish or if aboriginal organisation can pay for fuel that the bus they lend us and when we finish we can take it back to you. We also ask for voluntee to drives this bus and to assist us driving this bus two help everyone who walking.

We need this help asap because we going to have a lot of people walking with us from Campbelltown towards Canberra. Please message me if you can help. We leave Campbelltown this Sunday morning why because we just giving people time to get here before we start the last walk towards Canberra. It going to be pack with people walking with us towards Canberra.


Day 340: 5pm


Day 340

Along the road. – Noonie


Day 340: 7.30pm

A big call out if you can dance we need more young indigenous dancers to meet Clinton in Canberra show the government our many Aboriginal Originals then fill the council lawns let’s do it thank you.

Another big call out to all our friends and families if you can come to Canberra and support this young man Clinton is walking for Justice and for all let’s make it a big event so the government can stand up and listen thank you and see you there

Day 338 & 339: Kiama

Day 338: 6am


Day 338: 8.30am

This is where we camped last night it remind me of a mission – Herbert Bropho


Day 338: 9.30am

This old man is for this country his local community – Herbert Bropho


Day 338: 10.30am


Day 338: 10.30am


Day 338: 11am

Clinton is walking from Perth to Canberra to raise awareness of
injustice perpetrated against Aboriginal People.

Join us in welcoming Clinton to Campbelltown


Day 338: 2pm

[Admin] Pic sent in by Greg on Facebook.


Day 338: 7.30pm

[Admin Luke] Hey all, Admin Luke here with another big announcement!

We’re finally launching a fundraiser to cover the costs of getting the Admin Team and two Elders over to join Clinton!

We’re hoping to raise $5900 – and all funds raised will got to covering the cost of flights, travel and meals for 6 people.

The six people are:

Uncle Herbie Bropho – who has already arrived, may decide to use the money to bring his son over.

Uncle Noel Nannup who will join Clinton in Canberra for the big event on September 3.

Plus Admins Gee, Lisa, Luke and Toby.

Click through to the fundraiser page for more details, and please help us get over to join Clinton & the team in Canberra!!

https://www.gofundme.com/clintons-walk-admin-elders

***UPDATE***

We officially reached our Goal for this fundraiser just this morning!

Thank you all!
(30/08/17)


Day 339: 7.30am


Day 339: 8.30am


Day 339: 9am


Day 339: 9am

Good morning guys it another beautiful day of walking today. I just what to thank people of Sydney for the amazing support and welcoming into Sydney Redfern the block.

I what to thank aunty Jenny Munro an her daughter Lorna Munro for organising everything in Redfern the event, food and welcoming to country in the block. Also doing a lot of the hard work to make sure the event when very well. I what to thank everyone else for coming to the event and welcome us into Redfern.

Thank you aunty Jenny an Lorna for doing all this for us and thank you, you mob from sydney for coming and showing support for the walk for justice.

I what to thank Kristen Parker the CEO of National centre of Indigenous excellence but now has left for helping us with accommodation in Redfern and making sure we had some where to stay.

The national centre of indigenous excellence don’t let any one stay at the place with out paying. But they have done this for us for free and the team and I what to thank you guys for letting us stay there.

Thank you everyone from sydney and thank you everyone from Redfern the block.


Day 339

Wednesday, from Kiama, it look like the rain mite have been with us today, then the rain was gone, the sun was here to stay. – Noonie


Day 339: 10.30am

I just what to thank the people of La Perouse community for inviting us out to the community an organise a event on the day we arrived out there.
I want to thank the La Perouse aboriginal community health centre for organising everything like the BBQ, event and welcoming to country. Thank you La Perouse aboriginal community health centre.

I want to thank the elder’s for coming a lone to welcome me an the team to the community. I want to thank the year 4 kids for singing songs and welcoming us into the community. I also want to thank the school kids and high school kids for doing a welcoming to country traditional dance.

I want to thank everyone else from La Perouse and other for coming and showing support for want we a doing an also I what to thank you all for the amazing welcome into La Perouse community.


Day 339 11am


Day 339: 12.30pm


Day 339

Wednesday the 16th, from Bombo to our rest stop, where we left the Princes Highway for a safer road to walk on Shellharbour Rd. – Noonie


Day 339: 2.30pm


Day 339

On Shellharbour Rd to were we finished our day. – Noonie


Day 339: 2.30pm


Day 339: 9pm


Day 339: 9.30pm


Day 339

Wednesday the 16th along the road. – Noonie

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/