Day 345: Appin

Day 345: 8am


Day 345: 9am


Day 345: 9.30am


Day 345: 10.30am

[Admin Toby] This time last year was the 50th Anniversary of the Wave Hill walk-off, which is commemorated every year by a festival at Kalkaringji and Daguragu. This video clip captures the parade on the path of the walk-off, concert and fireworks to a live edit of ‘From Little Things, Big Things Grow’.

On the 23rd of August Vincent Lingiari led the workers and families to walk off Wave Hill station and begin their seven-year strike. Initially, a strike against work and living conditions, it soon became a long campaign for the return of thier most sacred lands.

In 1967, Gurindji petitioned the Governor-General, claiming 1,295 km² of land near Wave Hill. Their claim was rejected. While Dagaragu would eventually become the first cattle station to be owned and managed by an Aboriginal community, today known as the Murramulla Gurindji Company, it took many years before the Gurindji achieved this.

In 1969 the Liberal-National CountryCoalition government was given a proposal to give eight square kilometres back to the Gurindji. Cabinet refused even to discuss the issue.

In support of the walk-off there were demonstrations and arrests in southern Australia and many church, student and trade union groups gave practical and fundraising support to the Gurindji struggle.

Vincent Lingiari, Billy Bunter Jampijinpa and others toured Australia, with the support of workers’ unions, to give talks, raise awareness, build support for their cause and have meetings with major lawyers and politicians. Frank Hardy recalled at a fundraising meeting, a donor gave $500 after hearing Vincent Lingiari speak. The donor – who said he had never before met an Aboriginal person – was a young Dr Fred Hollows the eye surgeon.

Hardy also records Pincher Manguari as saying:

“We want them Vestey mob all go away from here. Wave Hill Aboriginal people bin called Gurindji. We bin here long time before them Vestey mob. This is our country, all this bin Gurindji country. Wave Hill bin our country. We want this land; we strike for that.”

In 1975, the Labor government of Gough Whitlam negotiatiated with Vesteys to give the Gurindji back a portion of their land. This was a breakthrough in the land rights movement in Australia.

“I want this to acknowledge that we Australians have still much to do to redress the injustice and oppression that has for so long been the lot of Black Australians.”

The handback took place on 16 August 1975 with Whitlams speach and the famous gesture of pouring sand into Vincent’s Lingiari’s hand.


Day 345


Day 345: 10.30am


Day 345: 11.30am

Just got giving a possuim skin to wear to Canberra from the elder’s of Mittagong town. It look beautiful, amazing an it a honour to wear it. They giving it to me to wear it until I finish the walk off and I when I finish the walk i we’ll give it back to the elder’s in Mittagong. Thank you guys so much for this.


Day 345

Our start to the day to our lunch break in Appin. 22nd. – Noonie


Day 345: 12.30pm

[Admin Toby] Update: Clinton is approaching Mittagong today. 👣🐾

One of the buses will shuttle people from Campbelltown between where he is, and each camp site for the night. ⛺️

And the rules on the bus go round and round 😀🚌🎶 Pick up’s are along the main road only. No drugs or drinking – elders and children are priority 👍


Day 345: 12.30pm

[Admin Luke] Hey all, Admin Luke with a quick reminder that we’re still trying to raise enough funds to cover the cost of bringing the Admin Team and Uncle Noel over to join Clinton in Canberra!

We’ve almost made it all the way to our goal, just $1460 to go!!

That said, we’re also considering adding an extra $500 to help bring Clinton’s lady across to join us too..

What do y’all think of that idea?

Send your donations now to help make it happen!

#ClintonsWalk


Day 345: 3pm


Day 345: 4pm


Day 345

After lunch through the Pass to the end of out day. – Noonie


Day 345


Day 345: 4pm


Day 345: 6.30pm

When you got little supporter and kids who look up to you as a hero to them. Also on top dress up like you and going to walk with you when you walk into Canberra. How cute is this little man. Thank you Danielle M Baxter for sending me this picture of your boy.


Day 435

Our day on the 22nd of August, another enjoyable day in paradise. – Noonie

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 334: La Perouse

Day 334: 6.30am


Day 334: 8.30am

We on our way towards lapa today to see the mob out there. Also we running a bit late because I wake up with a cold guys but we on our way.


Day 334: 8.30am

💃🏻👣👣👣😍🐾🐾🐾🚶🏾


Day 334: 9am


Day 334: 9.30am

On the 26th is invasion day and on that day should be called Remembrance Day remember how the White Australia colonized and took Australia from the Aboriginal original Australians the truth the one day around about the truth – Herbert Bropho


Day 334: 11.30am

The sydney morning herald newspaper written a stroy about the walk for justice and the walk into Redfern the block.


Day 334: 12.30pm


Day 334


Day 334: 1pm

Finley got to meet you and it a great horour my brother Dylan Voller your strong and deadly brother standing up for our people. We must keep fighting brother until we get justice for you and for other who gotten injustice towards them. It time for justice to come forward and it time for change.


Day 334: 3pm


Day 334: 7.30pm

[Admin Luke] Clinton will be at Murrook Culture Centre, Williamstown at 2pm on Saturday, make sure to be there if you live in the region!


Day 334: 8pm

Hey all we just hit 5,000 follower on twitter today yyyyyyyeeeeeeeee please keep sharing and spend the message of Clinton walk for justice page guys. The more people know the bigger the walk get 


Day 334: 8.30pm

[Admin Luke] ICYMI – Great piece from Clinton’s arrival in Redfern yesterday, by NITV

Day 331: Nowra

Day 331: 7am

Hey guys here is the story from the New York Time. Please have a read 

Thank you New York Time for spending time with us and helping us get the story out to the world 🌍


Day 331: 7.30am


Day 331: 8am

The people we have meet along the road in the last two days. – Noonie

Adriana: It was such a pleasure meeting you all Noonie, thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us, my boys just talked all the way home about your trip and the why’s and they just wanted to stay there and talk to all of you to learn more. Anthony – my eldest told his grand parents what you had all said to him and Lucas that day, Thank you and thank you again for what you are doing. Stay strong Noonie and Clinton and the rest of the team, my pride for you guys is something I will carry forever

Day 331: 8am

Photo by Brook Mitchell for the New York Times


Day 331: 8am

I have spent a little time with Noil and Trish and enjoyed the time spent with them. Another life time struggle with this system, generation after generation. Thankyou for the time and the conversations with two wonderful people Noil and Trish. – Noonie


Day 331: 11am

After almost a year and 5580kms, Clinton’s Walk for Justice is reaching it’s final destination…

Clinton will soon be welcome in Canberra to speak with the Governor General and share the messages he has received from communities along the way! We are inviting EVERYONE to ome along and support Clinton during this history making visit to Parliarment House!

Clinton’s journey has shown us that one man CAN make a difference, so lets get behind him and show him he has ALL OF OUR SUPPORT!

Come along for a day of entertainment, food and celebration! Donations can continue to be made to Clinton and the team at www.gofundme.com/clintonswalk


Day 331: 11am

When I reach the end of this journey into Canberra. I have walked over 5,550km doing the walk for justice in the foot step of my ancients an the first walk for justice in history in the southern hemisphere.

Truth and justice well lead the way for this country to heal and to move this country forward for better future for all. Our time has come and we waited for 229 year for this to happen and it is the right time for this to happen an that is a treaty to heal the nation.

we’ll speak out about the issue my people an none indigenous people from community, homeland, station, town and city about the injustice that taking place throughout this country. The truth is the truth and it is the only way to move forward.

It is time for political from both side and the governor general to set down and it time to listen. No more we shall not live a lie. It is time for the truth to be heard.

-The spirit walker-


Day 331: 12.30pm

On our way to Nowra just pass the HMAS Albatross. A great day for the walk. – Noonie


Day 331: 4pm

On our way out of Nowra. – Noonie


Day 331

To the end of the day, the 8th. August. – Noonie


Day 331: 9pm

 

Day 328 & 329: Milton

Day 328: 9am

[Admin Toby] Part of NITV ‘You Are Here’ tomorrow night!

In Connection to Country we are first shown the Burrup Peninsula which is home to the oldest art in the world. Outdating the pyramids and Stonehenge by thousands of years, what should be an area that is protected and highly valued by the nation has been decimated by nearby mining and neglect by the government.

With reports for many years about the importance of the site and the continued destruction in the area it’s a heartbreaking reality for the Aboriginal community who have recently learned that along with this site, over 2000 other sites once registered as sacred have been deregistered without consultation with community by the Western Australian government.

“They de-registered those sites by stealth, we don’t know how long it took them. One of the Ministers found out by accident that all these sites were being de-registered. They wanted to put a new classification on all of these sites that stated that they had to have a regular activity on these sites to be called a sacred site but – who decided that? It certainly didn’t come from Aboriginal people, it’s something that they have come up with overnight to fast track all those mining approvals.” Mowarin says.


Day 328: 11.30am

Our number of our people drop down to also must extinction from 1788 to 1901 there was only 25,000 of us left. Until the last 117 year our population increased from 25,000 to 548,118 population.


Day 328: 3pm

The illawarra koori mens support group,wollongong – Eric


Day 328: 4.30pm


Day 329: 11.30am


Day 329: 2pm

On our way, we have passed through Milton. – Noonie


Day 329

Our walk on the 6th, after Milton. – Noonie


Day 329: 4pm

Final decision has been made about when we get into Canberra. Please listen in.


Day 329: 5pm


Day 329: 6.30pm

Day 327: Wollongong Daytrip

Day 327: 8.30am

I stand proudly with my elder’s and my people an we shall never give up on fighting for justice an for the truth to be heard. We must continue to fight for our right as first people and we must continue to fight for our ancestors land to be protected and respect in this modern world. But we must do what ever we can to keep our culture a live for the future generations to come so it can live on when we pass on.


Day 327: 10am

– Garry


Day 327: 10am


Day 327: 10.30am

We are our ancestors and they are us. We have been here since time began and the dreaming began. We are the first people of this land we live on and we are the oldest living culture on earth.

The spirit walker


Day 327: 11am

I what to thank everyone for coming out yesterday in Nowra town.

I what to thank Peter Combo, Cullunghutti for organising everything yesterday in Nowra and helping organise accommodation for us.

I what to thank the girls for the food and nourish and gift vouchers, WAMINDA.

I what thank Uncle Paul Mcleod and Uncle Joe Brown-Mcleod and dancers welcoming me on Country.

I also what to thank all of the wonderful Community supporter and Nowra/surroundings areas for coming.

Thank you everyone in Nowra town.


Day 327: 12pm

Should have bought an oyster knife. – Jack


Day 327: 12pm

Hey guys this is in Wollongong today if people of Wollongong community what to see us or what to say hello.

At 3pm we will do a meet/greet with some of Aboriginal Elders and the Lord Mayor, Gordon Bradbery, at the Cultural Centre, Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation at 22 Kenny Street, Wollongong – please be there at the Cultural Centre at 2:45pm.

At 3:30pm we will then walk up to the amphitheatre in Crown Street Mall in Wollongong and and to a short speech to the crowd.

At 3:45pm we will then walk to the Wollongong Youth Services at 85 Burelli Street, Wollongong for a community BBQ cooked by the Koori Men’s Group.

Please be there thank you.


Day 327: 1pm

I just what to thank this two janelle Cronin from the Navajo nation and Zach Wamego- Prairie Band Potawatomi who travel from United States of America who are native American people to pass on a message on the behalf of they people. This two a from standing rock and are the water protecter.

I what to thank you two my brother and sister from united States for coming to see us yesterday and I what to thank your people for standing up protecting mother earth.

Thank you our native brother an sister from united States and we must stand together to protect mother earth.


Day 327: 2.30pm

[Admin Toby] Shirts are being sent today which concludes all orders. They will still be available but we cannot guarantee they will be delivered before Clinton reaches Canberra. The crew may have a few on hand if you are meeting up with them between Sydney and Canberra. Thankyou everyone for your support!


Day 327: 6.30pm

Wollongong greeting. – Jack


Day 327: 9.30pm

[Admin Toby] Thanks Reggie for reminding us today is National Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day and sending us this about your great work in the Territory.

Day 321 & 322: Batemans Bay

Day 321: 6am

Up early at 6:00am and into it. 65km walk to do today an up an down hill an mountain. So today is going to be a good day of walking.


Day 321

Our start to when Garry and Brett drove up to us. – Noonie


Day 321

1st half of the day from what can be seen along the way. – Noonie


Day 321

– Jack


Day 321

Our finish for Saturday was a surprise, a little surprise greeting party for Clinton and us. – Noonie


Day 321: 6.30pm


Day 321

Saturday the 29th was one of thoes day people stop to talk to Clinton and toot the horns, a good day. – Noonie


Day 321

2nd half of Saturday on the road. – Noonie


Day 322: 9.30am

This morning’s start at Moruya the on to Batemans Bay. – Jack


Day 322: 9.30am

We have left Moruya for Batemans on our way. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 322: 10.30am


Day 322

The walk over the Bridge at Batemans Bay, Sunday. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 322: 2pm

The Bridge march we shutting down the bridge in Batemans Bay.


Day 322: 4.30pm

I meet a young amazing man tonight to spend some time with him. This hero man name is Eli he from Batemans Bay. I came over his house tonight after the march to see him. His mum had a talk with me that little Eli is a big fan of my walk and he couldn’t walk with me today because he unwell of very bad condition call brain cancer. So I decided after the walk today to go and see him to spend sometime with him and giving him straight to not give up and keep fighting his brain cancer.

Would like my follower and friends to show your support by liking his page, sharing his stuff on his page and send him your love an help him on his journey as well.

Thank you Eli chatfield for letting me spend sometime with you little brother.

Link here to show your support: https://www.facebook.com/Fighting-For-ELI-229490450880680/


Day 322: 6pm

Batemans Bay today great community. – Jack


Day 322

Our day has finish in Mogo, then drove to Batemans Baye for the walk over the bridge. Then back to Mogo. – Noonie

Day 313: No Justice

Day 313: 7am

Here this morning with uncle Ossie at the radio station going live over here around the Eden area to talk to the walk for justice and the injustice towards everyone from the government.

[Admin Gee] Podcast here.


Day 313: 8.30am

Jigamy farm lovely place lovely people. – Jack


Day 313

From Eden to Jigamy. Friday. – Noonie


Day 313: 11am

At the end of the day we a all aboriginal people because we all from the earth. It just some government bull crape naming an title on a group of people to cause division in society. When we should all know we are one because we come from the earth.


Day 313: 11.30am

[Admin Toby] The Larrakia petition followed an earlier 6-point petition from the Larrakia people and their supporters in March 1972, calling for the McMahon government to establish a commission to negotiate treaties with Indigenous language groups. This appeal was described by Judith Wright as, ‘the first move in the direction of the demand for treaties’.

The wording of the petition were in response to the reply from Prime Minister McMahon in June, 1972, rejecting the call for treaties with Aboriginal people, and stating that it was not appropriate to negotiate with British subjects as though they were foreign powers.

According to the National Archives of Australia, in their publication Memory of a Nation ‘The petition was forwarded to the Queen’s representative in Australia, the Governor-General [Sir Paul Hasluck], and was deposited in the National Archives in 1975.’ The complete document is available on-line on the National Archives website (NAA 1973c).


Day 313: 12.30pm

The walk from Eden to Pambula. – Jack


Day 313

We were at Pambula school today, a good family gathering and then we gathered to do some walking. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 313: 1pm

I’m disappointed and piss at the failuring of the justice system in this country that allowed a man find not guilty for manslaughter after killing young Elijah.


Day 313: 1.30pm

No justice, no peace justice need to be served before this country get divided into two group and we well be back at square one again. Justice system has failed the people of Kalgoorlie and Elijah family.

Please like and share the facebook page: Justice for Elijah


Day 313: 2pm

It go to show how much the justice system work in this country.


Day 313

Our walk Friday from Pambula school to Merimbula. 21st July. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 313: 3pm


Day 313: 6.30pm

[Admin Post] Admin Gee and Luke are here in Perth for E and his family #NoJusticeNoPeace


Day 313: 10.30pm

– Garry

Day 312: Eden

Day 312: 10am

It a other beautiful morning to do some walking again. I see non-think but a beautiful ocean in front of me and it feel good to be back at the beach for a bit before getting back in to walk again.


Day 312: 10am


Day 312

From camp, the start of the walk Thursday 20th of July. To the Eden Public School. – Noonie


Day 312: 11am

We have now reporter and documentary people from Germany and France. They be travelling with us the next couple day filming our walk for justice to get the story out to Paris 🇫🇷 and Berlin 🇩🇪 where we came look at international community support.


Day 312: 11.30pm

Jigamy farm people oysters for lunch – Jack


Day 312: 2pm

Doing a smoking ceremony.


Day 312: 2pm

Lunch with Jiggamy community – Jack


Day 312

From leaving one School to go to the High School, more of the walk then to meet the Elders back at the Community. Then a smoking. – Noonie


Day 312: 2.30pm


Day 312

The smoking, an enjoyable time and day. Thursday. 20th of July. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 312

Had a look at the Bundian Way Story Trail, then the end of another great day, with wonderful people. – Noonie


Day 312: 7pm

Welcome to country smoking ceremony. – Jack

Days 309 & 310: Towamba

Day 309: 7am

I was walking this morning and i came a cross a section of the Forrest has been cut down from login. I when out to the open and sat down and think about this place was once a Forrest with beautiful wild life but now it non-thinking but dead land.

This section of the Forrest opened my eyes and made me release what destination can do to the nature it self and greed of man can do to mother earth. We as a human race must change our way or we well live in a world of non think but polited land and what live on this earth with us well be gone an I mean the wild life it self.

I know in my heart we can change our way’s and I believe we can to help mother earth real health it self and not a loud greed to get the best of us.

My people live here for over 100,000 year something and we managed to take care of mother earth. But technology in the last 200 year has destroyed a lot of the earth it self. It time for the world an world leader need to listen to first people around the world who know how the land work, it time for everyone to listen to us or everything well be lost because of greed.


Day 309: 8.30am

Hey guys help donate and every donations help us get to Sydney, Canberra and back home to Perth. We a still walking an all donations help us get food, fuel and other think we need to continue our walk to Canberra.

Please share this go fund page with your family, friend and other to ask to donate an help so we can continue our walk.


Day 309

From our starting point to the top of the mountain at Letts Mountain Road. – Noonie

Bonus Video: Logging Trucks


Day 309: 5pm


Day 309: 5.30pm

From Letts Mountain Road to the Towamba turnoff. – Noonie


Day 309: 6pm

We have stop at the Two Mile Road were we have deen picked up today. We will be starting from their tomorrow to finish the walk into Towamba. – Noonie


Day 309

Imlay Rd to the turnoff to Towamba. – Noonie


Day 310: 8am

Here a story from the New York Time about the walk. This is the Australia New York Time version but it also go to United state The New York Time for the American people can read about the walk to. They be meeting me on the road before I reach Sydney to write a story than they well publish the story online so Australia people can read it and also United States people can read it to.


Day 310: 10.30am

Hey guys this is for tomorrow. We be getting into Eden town by town afternoon. Please share so all the mob in Eden an around the area can see what we doing on Thursday an Friday cheers.


Day 310: 12.30pm


Day 310: 1pm


Day 310

From Two Mile Road to Towamba – Noonie


Day 310: 3pm

Clinton arriving in Towomba and been greeted by Towamba Public School group. – Noonie

Bonus Video: Walking into the School. 


Day 310

From Two Mile Road to were we are camped. – Noonie