Days 278 & 279: Dandenong Road

Day 278: 11am

Yesterday photo when I was walking out of Melbourne. Melbourne mob thank you so much for all the help you giving us. Mmmmmeeeelllllbbbourne has be done time we head towards Sydney. Sydney here we come.


Day 278: 11.30am

[Admin Toby] Wooohooooo!!! We’ve hit 20 000 on our Facebook page!
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Thanks for all your shares and support everyone! Let’s keep going. It sure helps to keep the spring in Clinton’s step!

👣👏👏💪🎉 #ClintonsWalk #WalkForJustice


Day 278: 12.30pm

It a beautiful day for it and a beautiful morning for walking. When you know you have come so far and now near at the end of your journey. When you see Canberra sign saying 400 something km to left towards Canberra and 800 something km right towards Sydney. You say to your self I can do this and finish this walk off. I cannot believe how far I walk. Time to listen to motivation song to push me thought to Sydney redfern.


Day 279: 11am

What if Australia was never colonize.


Day 279: 12.30pm

We are on our way out and thanks to Terry we have had a good rest and a feed. We get to say goodbye to another wonderful person. Thankyou Terry. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 279: 9.30pm

Has been a good day today and heading towards Sydney. – Noonie


Day 279: 11pm

We are through Melbourne and Made it to Dandenong Road. We had been thinking about where we will be staying the night, we past a man on his way home, he stop and approached me and asked if that person was Clinton? After a short conversation he invited us to stay the night at his place. So from no place to Terry’s place, and a place to sleep. Their are amazing people in this world, thanks to Terry a person and alot of other people along this journey of Clinton’s walk for justice, a stranger’s kindness, is apart of an amazing journey, from the start to this very day. – Noonie

Day 277: Melbourne; Leaving Naarm

Day 277: 11am

On our way out of Melbourne walking towards the coast line heading to Sydney. We back into the walk again today. I be going live tonight to give ever one a update and to talk about think about native title issue. This government has no respect for my culture and for my people changing native title law back home in western Australia so that they can cheat to take our land way from underneath our feet. We ain’t going give up our ancients land without a fought.


Day 277: 11.30am

Please have a read.


Day 277: 12.30pm

On the walk through Melbourne and see if we can clear some suburbs. – Noonie


Day 277: 2pm

[Admin Toby] The walk now takes the crew through the coldest parts of the country and we continue to appreciate donations of any amount.

Supporters shirts donate 30% of the total to Clinton and help spread awarness: www.clintonswalkforjustice.org/shop

Clinton’s Walk is entirely grassroots funded and organised and we especially thank the communities of Melbourne for the time and generosity given 💪😄👣


Day 277: 4pm

[Admin] This is the first trailer to Part One of the Mini Documentary ‘Beyond Clinton’s Walk’ by Alfred Pek of The QUO 🎞


Day 277: 8pm

I’m proud to be part of a culture that’s been here since the creation of the Dreaming. Our people survived through the hard times back in the 1700s and 1800s and early 1900s and we’re still here. Our culture is getting stronger now. I’m really proud to be a sovereign man on this land that we all stand on.

Being forced off our ancestors’ lands into missions, to live life the European way when we lived our way for 60,000 years, traditional way with the land, looking after the land … being forced away, it hurt a lot of our people so badly. We still have to battle against a system that is doing its best to take away our sovereignty rights, where we’ve become British subjects, but we are not British subjects, we are people of this land that lived here for thousands and thousands of years, and we don’t want to become a part of a system that has only been here for 229 years. We want to mingle in with the modern world, but we just don’t want to give away our rights as sovereign people.

Our people should have access to what we had always for 60,000 years – to land, to hunt, to gather food, to teach our kids our language, our culture, and also to teach about this country’s past, and educate our young generation that our people had to go through so much to survive. We want to keep our sovereignty and we want to push for treaty talks.

We allow everyone else to have their religions and beliefs, temples and churches and mosques, but what about us? Why aren’t our beliefs being well respected? Sacred sites, that’s our church. We don’t go and blow up a church or blow up a mosque or blow up a temple, why demolish our sacred sites? We just want things to be done properly and not be treated like we’re garbage. i want to see the power given back to the people.


Day 277: 10.30pm

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!!!!


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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.

Day 271: Bubup Wilam & Homeless of Melbourne

Day 271: 9.30am

Good morning guys yesterday the team and I when to visited the Bubup Wilam day care center to see the kids. We when in to see the kids at the age of 4 year old and 5 year old to talk to them about the walk and I was showing them how far I have walked and i was telling them how they can chance they dream.

The little once at Bubup Wilam giving me think to take with me to tell the prime minister of what they want done for our people. We did a little march and a little protect together  So decided in returned to give them a gift of a pair of my shoes I walk in and I give other gift.

I what to thank Lisa from the day care center of Bubup Wilam for invited us and thank the little ones for seeing us

[Admin] Bubup Wilam: http://bubupwilam.org.au/


Day 271: 12pm

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 on Sunday 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 271: 12.30pm

We visited Bubup Wilam for Early Learning, this is for 4 year old kids and up, they are well looked after here and they do their best, the kids liked Clinton’s visit, they are following Clinton’s walk, this encourages them to be involved and engaging the education side of following on the map of were Clinton has been and going. It is great for the children. – Noonie


Day 271: 1.30pm

Some of the children, photos from the front can not be taken, but they are involved in this walk.

Today we moved to another place to stay for a few days, went to see some kids, that are having a hard time in their lives at this young age and we seen them been engaged in this walk. Went and seen the Indigenous affairs that are engaged with the present for our future. We all need to learn what is going on with the Government and the word Treaty. When talking with and about the people that lived here on this Great Land, that after the Empire came here, named it Australia.

Today we are talking about our future, on this Continent, about the Lands, of many Nations on their Countries, with no Treaty today with them. Think about the word Treaty, it is in peace today, that our future can be made to last as long as we chose. The knowledge of the Earth, of the people that lived here today and befor the Empire came here, is needed to make Mother Earth health again. They know their lands, they are better for the Earth and they should lead the way. The word Treaty, is what the government needs. The word Treaty is what the people need to live on Countries in peace and in harmony with the lands and with the people’s of this their Earth, their Earth ( that word Treaty again ). The future is our future to choose. Or the Government will take us were ! 

These grownups their photos can be taken from the front and they are also involved in our present, our future and we all need to learn out pass, so today we can all have our photos taken from the front and make our future what is best for us all, not to let the government continue with it’s agenda for us. It is our future, to get it right and to address the wrongdoing of the pass, make the future ours, it is time to stand up. – Noonie


Day 271: 4.30pm


Day 271: 5pm

Just here tonight in Melbourne street with the homeless mob talking with them and seening how they are an what it like living on the street of Melbourne.


Day 271: 8pm


Day 271: 9pm

We went to the peanut farm, a rehabilitation center, Clinton had an invite, another good day. – Noonie

Bonus Video

Day 270: Melbourne; Guest Posts, Visits

Day 270: 7am

[Admin Gee] Thank you Victorian Aboriginal Health Service!


Day 270: 2pm


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Day 270: 4pm

I just wanted to thank Adam Bandt from the green political party group in Melbourne for having the time to meet me yesterday and to talk about think of how the green political party can help with the walk and gain support for the walk.

I have ask him also if he can, but I been told he is, is to send email to the governor general in Canberra to meet us when we get there. We talk about if he can send email to other green political party group in each state to support us of what we are doing and to meet us when we reach they area.

I like to thank Adam Bandt and his friend Rob for taking they time to meet me yesterday.


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Day 269: Melbourne; After the March

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Day 269: 8am

[Admin Luke] Oh wow, lots of donations have come in overnight. Thank you all so much! Our crowdfund is about to break $20k!!!

Keep it coming, let’s make sure Clinton and the team get ALL the way to Canberra!

photo credit: thirdeyefirst photography


Day 269

[Admin] Our Orations: http://murrupbarak.unimelb.edu.au/engage/our-orations


Day 269: 9am

Good morning guys before I began the day of doing stuff in Melbourne. I just wanted to thank everyone who came last night for the night march thought Melbourne and joining me on my walk for justice. The march last night and rally we did was fanatstic and amazing we stop Melbourne in it place and we hit number 1 spot on Twitter of most talk.

Everyone on Twitter and Facebook has been talking about the march that happen in Melbourne last night and we are getting bigger and stronger each day.

I what to thank the warrior resistance group for organising last night event with my admin team. I what to thank Arika Waulu, Dtarneen Onus Williams, Meriki Onus and Gabi Briggs for the amazing hard work to make sure that last night event when well. So thank you Warrior resistance and evey one else for the amazing march last night.

We still got a long way a head of us on the walk. But we all know something need to be done and this why I walk to make a stand for justice and fight for change. We hope in time when we reach Canberra that everyone who come last night and those before well meet us in Canberra to join us to make a stand for Justice.

Thank you warriors resistance and thank you everyone for last night.


Day 269: 10am


Day 269: 10am

Some photos of the last day we were walking towards Melbourne. – Noonie


Day 269: 12pm

It is time we must start looking at doing national day of rally across this country in each state at Parliament house and out in town an community. If we don’t start looking at fight back for our right as human bean and as a multicultural nations for our future and for our child future. Our country it self well start looking like American or start looking at a country becoming a third world country and we don’t what that. In time we well start looking at a National day of rally for justice and this need to be done before all well be lost.


Day 269: 1.30pm


Day 269: 8pm

[Admin Gee] Thank you Tina and Kara Lea for letting us share this deadly dude!

“Here’s my Gunditjmarra warrior Isiah with Clinton after giving him his boots xxx
#proudnanny#loveyabrotherclinton#clintonswalkforjustice


Day 269: 8pm


Day 269: 11pm

Homeless in Melbourne – Garry

Day 268: Melbourne March!

Day 268: 2.30pm

[Admin Gee] Pictures thanks to twitter #ClintonsWalk #WalkForJustice


Day 268

The walk into Melbourne and at Parliament house. – Noonie


Day 268: 3pm

It all happening here at Parliament house Victoria.


Day 268: 3.30pm


Day 268: 4pm

[Admin Gee] We are trending #1 on Twitter!


Day 268

The march in Melbourne. – Noonie


Day 268: 4pm


Day 268: 4pm

[Admin Gee] NEW UPDATING PIC POST – From Twitter Stream. Maxed the first one out!


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Day 268: 5pm

[Admin Gee] UPDATING POST #3 – Twitter Pics


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Day 268: 7.30pm

[Admin Lisa] Thank you to Miki Perkins who wrote this for The Age. It’s a really great piece about Clinton’s Walk for Justice .


Day 268: 7.30pm

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Day 268

Day 267 & 268: Pre-March Melbourne

Day 267: 11am

[Guest Post] Drawing of Clinton, an indigenous Australian man currently walking across country from Matagarup/Heirrison Island in Perth to Parliament House in Canberra, following songlines and visiting communities along the way, where he will eventually be seeking an audience with the Prime Minister and address the many injustices against the First Nations people of this land.

Pen on paper/card – 2017

Jolon Larter


Day 267: 12pm

Our lunch stop and the people we had meet today, great people. – Noonie


Day 268: 9.30am

Good morning all don’t forget today is the day we march thought Melbourne. So get ready and bring what you need for today march. I well see you all this afternoon at the march.


Day 268: 11am

[Admin Gee] Flashback to our very first video back in Perth on Matagarup…. we’ve come a long way team!


Day 268: 12pm

[Admin Gee] Don’t forget to send us your pics today Melbourne! Thanks to the Naarm Support Team for this beauty!


Day 268: 1pm

Just passing through Hillside. – Noonie


Day 268

On the road today heading to Melbourne. – Noonie


Day 268: 1pm

Perth man walks 4000 kilometres for Justice – arrives Melbourne JUNE 6

Clinton’s Walk For Justice in Naarm (Melbourne)

What: 100’s of supporters and Warriors for Aboriginal Resistance march with Clinton into Melbourne

Time: Tuesday, June 6, 5pm – Press conference (Parliament Gardens), March at 5.30pm

Location: Begin at Parliament Gardens, march to Flinders St Station

On the evening of June 6, Clinton Pryor and his support team from Clintons Walk for Justice will walk into Melbourne to be joined by hundreds of supporters after travelling 4000 kilometres on foot since leaving Perth in September last year.

Clinton has been walking to draw attention to the issues facing his people – such as the high rates of Aboriginal people jailed, and suicides of young people, the closure of remote communities, and the strongly growing movement for treaty.

“Our sovereignty was never ceded and our rights as the first nation peoples of this land should be recognised and respected. We want a treaty and a real say in decision making.

Clintons Walk For Justice will join the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance in a march through Naarm (Melbourne), beginning at Parliament.

Clinton Pryor, a Wajuk, Balardung, Kija and Yulparitja 27 year old man from Western Australia has been on his walk since September, and he will have been on the road for a full year by the time he reaches Canberra (Via Sydney), where he and his team will deliver strong messages on behalf of the people and communities they have met with right across the country.

So far Clinton and the team have travelled through the dryness of the Gibson desert, all the way to Uluru and on through the blistering heat of summer to Coober Pedy, Port Augusta and Adelaide city.

Clinton’s Walk For Justice began out of a need within Clinton to do something about the forced closure of Aboriginal communities, and that strong theme continues.“The government has been slowly cutting off services in these communities – denying basic human rights like water – they are clearing people off land, so they can no longer care for country – and its all for mining companies to make a profit,” said Clinton.

“We know the land very well, we have been living off it for thousands for years. We know very well how this land and the environment works. It’s time for you fellas to listen to us… it doesn’t just effect our people… every other person suffers as well as the wildlife. Our elders should be given back control over our communities,” he concluded.

Facebook Event for March: https://www.facebook.com/events/1864352090449006/

Clinton’s Walk For Justice is entirely grassroots organised and funded: gofundme.com/clintonswalk


Day 268

We finish the day and to get to drive into the City. – Noonie


Day 268: 1.30pm

[Guest Post] At Victorian Aboriginal Health Services woo! – WAR Mob


Day 268: 1.30pm

[Guest Post] Clinton got an awesome reception and feed from staunch aboriginal community here. Hearing about the concerns with treaty process. Clinton talking about communities he has met who have to travel 40km for fresh water. Ancestors Lands being destroyed. – Nicola


Day 268: 2pm

[Guest Post] car collecting signatures on the journey 🙂 – scorpiohh


Day 268: 2.30pm

Video courtesy of Victorian Aboriginal Health Services


Day 268

Clinton at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service to talk to the people their, a good welcome he received. After finishing here we walked into Melbourne for the march. – Noonie


 

Melbourne Media Release

Clinton’s Walk For Justice in Naarm (Melbourne)!
March for Justice on June 6

Click on the picture to go to the Facebook Event

Time:   Tuesday, June 6, 5pm (March at 5:30pm)
Location: Begin at Parliament Gardens, march to Flinders St Station
What:   Supporters March with Clinton’s Walk For Justice

On the evening of June 6, Clinton’s Walk For Justice will join the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance in a march through Naarm (Melbourne), beginning at Parliament Gardens.

Clinton Pryor, a Wajuk, Balardung, Kija and Yulparitja man from Western Australia has been on his Walk For Justice since leaving Perth in September last year.

Clinton and the Walk For Justice Team are headed for Canberra, where they will deliver strong messages on behalf of the people and communities the team has met with right across the country.

Clinton says two messages are coming through very clearly from Aboriginal communities right now:

“First – our sovereignty was never ceded and our rights as the first nation peoples of this land should be recognised and respected as sovereign.

And also our elders should be given back control over our communities.”

So far Clinton and the team have travelled through the dryness of the Gibson desert, all the way to Uluru and on through the blistering heat of summer to Coober Pedy, Port Augusta and Adelaide city.

As they move through country, the team take part in traditional welcoming ceremonies and meet with local community members to hear their stories, discuss issues and take on their messages.

Now the team have crossed the border into the cold Victorian winter, and are rapidly approaching Melbourne before heading on to Sydney.

Clinton’s Walk For Justice began out of a need within Clinton to do something about the forced closure of Aboriginal communities, and that strong theme continues.

Clinton’s walk is about working together and building mutual respect between Aboriginal people, and between ALL people living on Aboriginal land here in Australia.

To hear more about Clinton’s experience and what he and the team have learned as they walked right across the country, join Clinton and the Walk For Justice team on June 6.

Quotes attributable to Clinton Pryor:

“I started this journey walking from Perth to find the truth and find a new way for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Australia.”

” I have never been to Melbourne before, so I don’t know what is going to happen yet, but we do know it be something to remember. Melbourne will be big.”

“In Canberra I want to bring Aboriginal leader an elders from a cross this country together, also none Indigenous people, to meet and talk about the issues our way.”

Clinton’s Walk For Justice is entirely grassroots organised and funded.

For comment contact: clintonswalkforjustice@gmail.com

Click here to download this media release.