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.

Days 249 – 251: Maryborough

Day 249: 10.30am

[Guest Post] A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to have Clinton Pryor aka “The Spirit Walker” visit us at the Amnesty office and chat about his Clinton’s Walk for Justice. Listen to what Clinton had to say here and learn more about his journey and the issues he is raising awareness about.

Thanks again Clinton Pryor for your time, we wish you all the best and we will continue to follow and support you on your journey.

– Amnesty International Australia – SA/NT Branch


Day 249: 2.30pm

Hello there I just want to ask if you got a spare moment to have a read of this.

My name is Clinton Pryor and I’m just writing a story about this man you see in the photo below. So please if you go some time to have a read. Please I would love for to have a read. Some of you may know him and other’s may not know him. But to me he is my uncle and his name is Uncle Anthony Spratt from Perth Western Australia. Uncle Anthony Spratt was a Homeless man who lives around Perth, Travel up north to Darwin where he live homeless up there with long Grass people and travel to Alice springs Centre Australia. Where he when thought the aboriginal Lore to become a lore man. Before returning back to Perth where he had his last day living on the street has a homeless man.

Before he passed on I would like people to know who he was, what he did and who he helped. So please keep reading, he was a great man and I would like you to know who he was, how he help so many homeless people around Perth and how he was a homeless man himself who fought against the government with other homeless people, family and friends where he live in Perth. I what people to know this man story and I think good people in this world need they story to be told.

So please continue reading….

When he returned back to Perth he was still a homeless man in a way by going around traveling to family, friends and people he know to stay one night at the place to keep himself warm at night or get something to eat for himself and also living on the street as well with other homeless people. When he was living on the street of Perth. He used to play a guitar or busk on every corner so he can make some money for himself. When he uses to busk on the street and sing along he always had other homeless people with him. What he made from busking he use to share his money with other homeless people so they had something to eat at night. He never was a Greedy man like you see this billion air or people who have a job and a home. He was a good man in a way of having none thing but share wants he had from just singing on the street of Perth and want he made he share with other.

He cares for other in a way by helping because they had none thing like he had. He was a man who cares. If a man who was homeless that cares for other. Than why people who have it all don’t care and only care for what they have. I myself just don’t understand how this world work all well back to the story. When I first when to matagarup Heirissson Island to make a stand for closer of aboriginal community in Western Australia. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into or want I was doing but when I got to Heirisson the first to people who came up to me when I first set foot on Heirisson Island was Uncle Herbert Kenneth Bropho and Uncle Anthony Spratt. The two was just setting around the fire recording video and explaining to the camera why they was on heirisson island and why they set up camp with other more or less family to make a stand. I wait for them two to finish talking to the camera.

After they finish taking to the camera. They both call me over and I introduce myself to them both and I didn’t’ know I was safe because they was family on my mother side. In the time I was on heirisson island. I got to know uncle Anthony Spratt more and want tip of man he was. When homeless people started to came on to heirisson island when the time of closer of community and that the government was force aboriginal people out of the community. Uncle Anthony Spratt was helping out aboriginal people who lost their community and people who was homeless on the island with us in away by singing his song around the fire and also telling story about the dream time. He was doing that because he was showing the homeless on matagarup not to be afraid of the government but stand up for want you believing in even if you have lose ever thing.

Every time there was a March or rally for the forced closure of community or any other rally for aboriginal people. He was right there and ready to go and march with other. Also stand with thousands of people at parliament house and make a stand for want right. When I organise a rally for the homeless one day in forest chase in Perth. He was there and standing with other people who was homeless just likes himself. He stood his ground and March with me and other people to ask the government to start help homeless people. Before the March begin at Forrest chase. I have asked the homeless to speak out to the public and tell them why they are homeless.

When I see him there at the rally. I ask him to speak out about why he was homeless and how it was very important for the government and the public to understand why people are homeless. He speaks out very proud because he wanted people to know his story why he was homeless. When the march began he stay behind because he was getting old and he couldn’t keep up when we marched to parliament house for the homeless with family, friends and support. The rally for the homeless was his last rally and we didn’t’ know if it was the last time he was going to do something right and speak at a rally for the last time.

The next day at night after rally Uncle Anthony Spratt pass away on the street as a homeless man. But before he passes away he was giving a key to a house for the first time in over 20 years on the same day before he passes on. But he didn’t get the chance to have a home for his self because he didn’t’ know that it was his last day on earth on that day. When we had his funereal there was a lot of homeless people can to his funeral. We ask for all the homeless people to carry his coffin and have the honour to lay him to rest. He was amazing man that did want he can for the homeless.

Uncle Anthony Spratt to me is a hero and inspired uncle I know who did all this thing thought in his life and how he help some many people out.. The family, friend, support and homeless remember uncle as a hero for want he have done .This why I write this story about uncle so that people can understand want person he was and want he did in his life has a homeless man.

WARNING: Image of the deceased  

To this day a lot of public and the government have being judge homeless people in a lot way like they do drug, they alcoholics and other things. But people don’t know anything about homeless person an less you know them. Never judge a homeless man a less you know them because they mute be on of the best people in the world that God giving us. So please share this story we want people to know him want person is was.

From Clinton Pryor.


Day 249: 8pm


Day 250

At Maryborough, we are at Chris’ place tents set up and the meeting ground has been done. – Noonie


Day 250: 8.30am

[Admin Toby] In 1978 “The Longest Walk” started on the 11 of February. It was an AIM-led spiritual walk across the United States to support tribal sovereignty and bring attention to 11 pieces of anti-Indian legislation; AIM (Americal Indian Movement) believed that the proposed legislation would have abrogated Indian Treaties, quantified and limited water rights, and denied other rights to Native peoples.

The walk began with a ceremony on Alcatraz Island, where a Sacred Pipe was loaded with tobacco. The Pipe was carried the entire distance. This 3,200-mile (5,100 km) Walk’s purpose was to educate people about the US government’s continuing threat to Tribal Sovereignty; it rallied thousands representing many Indigenous Nations throughout the United States and Canada. Traditional spiritual leaders from many tribes participated, leading traditional ceremonies.

On July 15, 1978, “The Longest Walk” entered Washington D.C. with several thousand Indians and a number of non-Indian supporters. After the walkers arrived in Washington D.C., the US Congress voted against a proposed bill to abrogate treaties with Indian Nations and passed the American Indian Religious Freedom Act.

More info on The Longest Walk.


Day 250

The meeting at Maryborough. – Noonie


Day 251: 6am

[Guest Post] Aunty Sue Rankin , regional Elder of the Jarra people welcomes Clinton Pryor to Dja Dja land.
This historic event took place on Warn Bulg land , (a sub tribe of the Jarra nation who were exterminated during the gold rush),
It is the first welcome to performed on this land for 200 years and more.
It is good to see this land healing at last – Chris


Day 251: 8am

The signal were we are staying is not good and sometimes not at all. I do like it here. – Noonie


Day 251: 3.30pm

I just wanted to thank Lydia Shaw for talking this beautiful Photo.

Thank you Lydia shaw.


Day 251: 4pm

Fanny Balbuk was born at Matagarup, now called Heirisson Island, on the Swan River in 1840; it was 11 years after the colony was founded.

“It’s time to hear about her.”


Day 251: 8pm

[Guest Post] Clinton Pryor Is a First Nations Sovereign man walking from WA to Canberra for the Justice of our people.We will be welcoming Clinton into Dja Dja Wurrung Country with a Community Lunch at Lake Weroona on Sunday the 21st of May at 12 Noon. Any community members who are interested in coming along and sharing your stories aspirations and future visions of Justice for our people with Clinton you are most welcome to come along and connect. Please let us know if you are coming along friends for catering purposes. Thank you all. – Sue

 

Days 200 & 201: Port Augusta – Officially!

Day 200: 12.30pm

They say when you doing a big walk it call walkabout. There meaning to why people do a walkabout is in our culture the day or a time in life that when think are hard in your life or think are hard in life for your people something need to be done to make it right and save the people.

The spirit of the land and our old people come down from the sky an land to seek someone to lead the way of a new began for his people and culture. When I walk this great land, when I talk with elders in the desert community they told me your dreaming and old people visit you when you was on the island sitting around the spirit fire and the dreaming spirit told you to get up and go on a journey across this great land to find the truth and find a new way.

(I say yes to the elders, when I was setting around the spirit fire on the island and look into the fire, thinking how can I help my people, how can we save our culture my old people please show me the way of making a change in this time of age. So I sat there thinking steering at the spirit fire thinking and thinking than a visions was showing in the mind and in the spirit fire. It show me walking across this country, a new way of something new that I did not know why it was showing. That when i realise to my self to chance it and make it happen or just let it pass by, I made the choose to chance it and than on would I started to tell everyone that i’m going to walk across this great land to make a stand for everyone I told the elders in desert community)

They told me that you and those who are with you have been choose for reason. But they choose you, this why your here today walking now. Your doing a big walk about not just for the people but to find your self to. Your not just know as Clinton Pryor put also know as a spirit walker, i said a spirit walk the elders said yes your a spirit walker who out to find the truth and to save the people in this hard time right now.

That when i realise why i when on this walk I’m a spirit walker, but i hope not to be the last spirit walker. A spirit walker who follow the song line that been walk on since traditional time.


Day 200: 7.30pm

When I walk this great land, when I talk with elders in the desert community they told me your dreaming and old people visit you when i was on the island sitting around the spirit fire and the dreaming spirit told you to get up and go on a journey across this great land to find the truth and find a new way.


Day 201: 8am

Good morning, it reads 8 degree, it feels like 8, the last two morning my feet and hands have been cold, not a cloud in the sky today at the moment, good sun rise, magpies singing and a trail from a plane that shows up quit well with the sun shining under it. Starting to feel the warm sun now. I quit enjoy the warmth of the sun on a cool morning, the sounds of the birds singing around me, I guess they are welcoming the sun as well. It is a good start to the day. – Noonie


Day 201: 11.30am

The drop off point heading in, the range on our left some hills to our right, good landscape still on the way to Canberra. – Noonie


Day 201: 2pm

Just setting here enjoying the last bit of desert landscape. It been 4 month we walk this desert land scape thought summer and I’m going to miss it because after Port Augusta on would we going start seeing the land changing again where there going to be more tree, more water, more civilization and less wild life. But now it time we make our way towards our first big city after 5 month of walking.


Day 201: 3.30pm

Finely the walk has made it into Port Augusta yyyyeeeee  We be leaving Port Augusta tomorrow from the foreshore at 9:00am. It well take us two days walk to get to the next town. People are welcome to join us tomorrow if you like to say fair well or do a bit of walking with me. Adelaide mob the walk for justice is on it way. I be going live tonight to give everyone a update cheer



Day 201: 7pm

Lots to see along this stretch of the road to lunch. – Noonie


Day 201: 7.30pm

Port Augusta – Noonie

Day 173 & 174: Fire in our hearts and minds….

Day 173: 7am

Please sign and share. The Australian government is trying to change think around by bring in new laws to protect mining company from native title. Our ancients land and wild life is more important to us than destroying the land for money. Our elders have fought so hard to get native title for us and this government don’t care and trying to change the rule around. So please sign and share with your friends and family to sign it. We need all the help we can get to stop the government going a head with changing the law around again native title.


Day 173: 8am

What get me angry and fire my heart right up to keep me going on this walk, even when I’m in pain and tired from walking. I think about my community, my people and Australia people. I think about how think a not being done right for everyone and how think can be done right for everyone. I have walk a long way from where I left off and I well continued to until I reach Canberra to tell the Australia government how it is.

No more games and no more ripping the people of. Time for justice is coming and I well bring down the house with the straight of my ancients and even one else that well stand with me when I walk into Parliament house. This people in Parliament house has going a way with a lot of think and it time to make a stand again them.


Day 174: 10.30am

[Admin Luke] Hi supporters, Clinton and the team are still very much in need of your financial support to keep the walk going.

It’s been a really tough couple of months for the team ever since leaving Uluru with car problems, heatwave after heatwave, floods and all sorts.

That’s made it a really tough slog and has been taking a toll, especially with continual financial stress, needing to fundraise all the time and all while worrying about the car.

But the team are almost through the hardest part now. Can you help lift a load off their shoulders by sharing and donating?

Every dollar will help reduce the stress AND keep the team going.


Day 174: 3pm

Hey guys quick update. Tell you story about me and it time to get back into the walk again


Day 174: 4.30pm

I’m are warrior, a warrior who well fight for change and for justice for all. I well not give in or give up on something I know can be done and bring forward unity between every one. I well finish this walk of and fight for a new beginning for us all and make that stand for change. I well finish this walk off.

Photo: Clinton Pryor 2015 on Heirisson Island standing against the Western Australia government for the forced closure of community and for the homeless.


Day 174: 7.30pm

Hey hello follower this is the event page for the bridge march on this Wednesday. Can you guys share and tell your friends and family about the the bridge march on Wednesday. I what to make the bridge march as big as it can be. So we can shut down the bridge and put Australia on hold for one hour by stopping the traffic.

I just wanted to let you know that everyone is welcome to join this march and is welcome to post think up on this page of thinks that can be done better and what make you angry about this Australia government and how they a falling the people of Australia.

So let start sharing this page and start invited people who you many know would love to join this march over the bridge. Also please start sharing think on this page what people post and start sharing this page to your Facebook page. So a lot of people know about this march.

I well be doing my half on getting this event out to the bigger groups on Facebook so more people know about it and I well be also written about think that get me angry about this government. So let being and get this bridge march in Port Augusta on the way. So please start sharing and start invites your family and friend cheer


Day 174: 8am

Before I go to bed tonight. This afternoon I got a quick photo with great man and a Singer Bart Willoughby from No Fixed Address. This band No Fixed Address a great group of amazing singer and you should look them up and check them out. Thank you Stephen Atkinson for taking this photo of us

 

Days 157-158: Glendambo & Kingoonya

Day 157: 6pm

A birthday surprise for Allison Mc Aneney. I hope she enjoyed her day out. – Noonie


Day 157: 9pm 

I’m still walking and I cannot wait to get to Port Augusta. The first think I’m doing is going for a swim in the ocean after not seeking the ocean for almost 5month on the walk. There a lot has be going on and it time I get back in the scene again.


Day 157: 9.30pm

We spent the afternoon at Kingoonya with the birthday girl, this is how it is there. – Noonie


Day 158: 7am

Ngayulu itingarinyi unngu nyangata punu; I was born under this tree.

I would like to meet a lovely lady name Valerie Cox, who lives at Kingoonya S.A. Valerie made a damper for Allison, the birthday girl and ice the cake. While the cake was cooking, we had time to record Valerie were she was born. I had talk to people along this juoney who were born in the bush, but this was the first time I had the chance to record a person at the place where the birth tock place. Valerie was happy to show us and be recorded. She was very happy to be on her Country and where she was born. The mother of Valerie was to catch the train and then give birth, the tree is near an old camping ground, Valerie come first befor the train came.

Once again the stolen children were talked about again, Valerie family was not apart of the stolen generation, they told the same story’s of running and hiding when they could hear cars coming, they were never vaxinated, they came with the needles and ask were are the children, they off playing and running off somewhere, crow Valerie brother said we were hiding in the bushes looking at them till they were gone. This was the life of the children who escaped from the government people, coming to take the children from their family’s. They came back home.

Valerie Cox also makes a very good damper birthday cake. Thankyou. – Noonie


Day 158: 12pm 

Enjoy the weather today.  I wonder what it’s going to be like when we walk into Port Augusta  who know but I do know I’m going for swim in the ocean when I get there.


Day 158: 7pm

Mmmmm some one been very busy on the internet watching and written every think done. It seem to me my walk is now being recorder in the history book. They most be watching my walk every close to see how this walk play out.

Source: List of people who have walked across Australia, Wikipedia.


Day 158: 9pm

A good friend from Nyoongar Country drop in to say hello and have a talk, Trevor McNamee, a good man I come to know from Matargarup in Perth W.A. – Noonie

[Guest Post: Trevor McNamee] Well, just did a little detour on my way to Adelaide and surprised these 3 Legends on Clintons Walk For Justice. Clinton, Noonie and Garry… They are in Glendambo 270 kms north of Port Augusta. The support car has broken down and thanks to the local cop lent them a Van and towed it into Pt Augusta to be fixed……See the Go fund Me page to help with cost to repair https://www.gofundme.com/clintonswalk


Day 158: 11.30pm

– Garry

Days 154 & 155: Glendambo

Day 154: 11.30am

I can say after month of walking in the heat. Today was the first time in a long time on this walk that we can finely enjoy the weather now that it is cooling down. The weather today where we are at is about 22dragees and i loving it.


Day 154: 3.30pm

A much cooler day to, enjoyed a little excursion around Glendambo today. Sturt desert peas at the back. – Noonie


Day 154: 6.30pm

I was on my way to get a meal. I like the windmill when I look at the windmill to see what the sun set would be like, it look like the sky was on fire, I used the phone on the first photo, then when to get the camera, in one minute the sun set can change. – Noonie


Day 154: 9pm

The camera guy. – Garry


Day 155: 9.30am

[Admin Luke] Hi everyone, some exciting news:

We’ve finally launched our big crowd-fund to keep Clinton & the Walk For Justice Team going all the way to Canberra!!

As those who are following closely would know, the Justice Mobile is in need of some major repairs and we really need to make sure Garry’s rent back home gets paid for the rest of the walk.

Plus there is still a very long way left to go!

Clinton and the team left Matargarup last September and have walked all the way from Perth to Uluru, on to Coober Pedy and beyond. It’s been a long and hot walk but Clinton and the team keep pressing on. Along the way the team are spending time in Aboriginal communities; meeting with elders, hearing their stories, talking with school kids and community groups. Clinton will bring the words of these community members all the way to Canberra.

Please help keep the team going – donate & share today!! Our movement for justice continues to grow. Thank you for your support!

https://www.gofundme.com/clintonswalk


Day 155: 7.30pm

THE WALKER a man who come from the west bring Justice forward for all who live here.

Timesheets: 15th – 23rd September (Estimates)

14330044_10154105986872800_5720828681497079114_nHey guys,

Lots of you have been asking where Clinton is at the moment, where he plans to walk to next and what the route he’s taking is. I’ve put together these timesheets for the next week and am working on adding an updated full route post for you ASAP.

As most of you know, the dates on the original Timesheet Post have been pushed back one week.

Please note that dates and places are at our best guestimation and may not be accurate and are subject to change. Clinton may decide to stop early at a different town or spend a day resting up somewhere. We will endeavour to keep you updated via the Facebook Group and I will try and do a new weekly schedule each week for you to track his progress.

Thanks for all your messages of support, we all really enjoy reading them! Keep em coming!

The Route So Far

Perth to Kellerberrin
Matargarup to Kellerberrin is 199kms in one week!

Matargarup to Kellerberrin timesheet

Next Week…

Merredin to Kalgoorlie
Kellerberrin to Kalgoorlie is 389kms! That’s almost double week one!

As you can see, we’ve been extremely generous for the next week or so and it is most likely that this will take longer than we think. Please stay tuned for updates!

– Admin Gee