Day 299: Boomerang / Lake Tyers

Day 299: 4am

[Admin Gee] Click the picture to visit the original post and read the letter. Comments on the post also include addresses and alternative pollies.


Day 299: 7.30am


Day 299: 8.30am

I written a letter to the premier of Western Australia Mr Mark McGowan about going on the news to Announce to the public and community that the western Australia government are not going to close community down and that they have to work with elders an community leader to improve community life. On top I told them any law that is going thought parliament must go to the people to be put to referendum so the people can vote on it and that western Australia government must do the right think and work for the people because the people voted them in and they must do the right think an keep they promest why they was voted in the first place or you going to do the same think like former premier Mr Barnett. This is the Western Australia government reply to me please read and what you think?


Day 299: 9.30am


Day 299: 1pm

Lesson to be learn.

Aboriginal meaning= away from original.
Original meaing= Original person of this land.
First nation meaing= first people to the land. 
First people meaing= first people of the land since creation.
Traditional owner meaing= The attitude of buying and selling of the land.
Custodian meaing= Caring for country and for mother earth.

First lesson to be learn.


Day 299: 8.30pm

[Admin Post] In a heated NAIDOC line up of speeches in Darwin today, the focus was on the continued NT intervention. Clinton’s Walk for Justice feature two speakers and the DCC dance incentive creating awareness of incarceration: One Mob Different Country.

Auntie Josie Crawshaw of the ‘No Justice – Just Us’ campaign spoke about CDP – Community Development Program (which was CDEP – now minus the word “Employment”) work for the dole and Centrelink’s Mutual Obligation requirements. The reality of being breached is resulting in starvation, personal and family breakdown continuing as a serious oppressive situation of epidemic proportion in community right now – on our watch – before our very eyes in this day and age 2017.

Work for the dole with no Work Cover, union representation or superannuation is modern slavery, with the Basic Card and Income Management breaching human rights and basic human dignity. This together with suspension of payments in part decided on by privatised job network agencies is driving suicide rates, family breakdown and child removals, petty crime and arrests to unprecedented levels – the highest in the world.

Since the intervention, the paperless arrest judicary and punishment “lock em up” system is perpetuating the loss of cultural continuance, language, community and family kinship, totemic heritage and local ecological knowledge. This is continued genocide. Mutual Obligation and youth detention are forcing this generational gap as more people must move off country. The administration costs of income management and paternalistic punitive approaches from government policy could be going to more early awareness, education and community initiatives that encourage and facilitate incentive and reward in local enterprise and small business, land care, arts and cultural development.

Again and again we are calling on the government to listen and act together on the concerns of our Elders and community representatives.

John Lawrence spoke of the term JUSTICE. The opportunities the Royal Commission into Youth Detention have brought to highlight these injustices, the entrenched racism and perpetual genocide occurring in Australia, while this nation boasts of being one of the wealthiest contries in the developed world. Its position on the UN Human Rights Council is a joke Mr Lawrance said, the senior lawyer giving a personal case example of the consequences of locking up a 14 year old to whom every level of government including the Minister are continually complicit.

The stark reality is why the emphasis is going to building bigger prisons and detention centres when we could be building better schools with better education, better support and services in prevention, rehabilitation and training. He went on to acknowledge we are tired of words, policies and political tricks, calling Parliament House a junk yard, a circus and how important it is to keep standing together in the truth that Soverienty has never been ceded.

– Admin Toby

From Larrakia Nation website:

One Mob Different Country is a program that has been operating out of the Darwin Correctional Centre (DCC) for approximately 12 years. The program allows low-security Indigenous prisoners who have demonstrated good behaviour to take part in performing traditional aboriginal dances at events – including community, government and not for profit organisations. The dancers have been given permission from the Elders of the Beswick and Barunga communities to perform certain dances and songs from that region.

The name One Mob Different Country refers to the fact that the dancers themselves may come from different communities (different country) but they come together as a group to dance (as one mob). The dancers are not paid to perform. Instead the funds go to the Department of Correctional Services to support this enterprise program and others – for capacity building and creating a positive, sustainable future for those in the program.

Accompanied by live music of clap sticks and/or didgeridoo.

$1,950 (+gst) for approximately 15-20 minutes duration

http://larrakia.com/talent-view/one-mob-different-country/

https://nt.gov.au/…/priso…/one-mob-different-country-dancers

Bonus Video


Day 299: 4.30pm

The smoking and welcome to Country at Boomerang. – Noonie

Bonus Video: These birds came over the top of us as the smoking ceremony started. Circled two times then drifted away. Was good to see it happening.

Days 297 & 298: Lakes Entrance

Day 297: 10.30am

I’m the spirit walker. Getting ready and leading the march today in Bairnsdale for NAIDOC week.


Day 297 11.30am

The march at Bairnsdale. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 297: 1.30pm

Yesterday Telstra Bairnsdale donated a new phone to Clinton thanks to Mel and Braden 👍


Day 297: 1.30pm

Doing some walking today gaining some ks. I’m the spirit walker who follow the song line and walk in the foot step of my old people and ancients. I walk for my people and for my culture. I not a shame to stand for justice, unity and for change. This government better be ready when I get there to tell them how it is


Day 297: 4.30pm

Today in Bairnsdale for the NAIDOC march. The Bairnsdale mob marching with courage, straight, prouded and honour for our people, for our ancestors and for our future. Bairnsdale mob you guys rock today doing the march 


Day 297: 5pm

[Admin Toby] Thought I’d wear Clinton’s shirt for the ORIC gathering with Minister Scullion today.


Day 297: 5pm

Our elders should not be living like this out in community in this modern world. This government should be a shame of them self seeing our elders live like this in community.


Day 297: 5.30pm

On our walk this afternoon. – Noonie


Day 298: 11am

This are the flag of the 5 clan group of this area. The Tatungalung, Brabralung, Krauatungalung, Brataunlung and Brayakaulung.


Day 298: 12pm

Lakes Entrances march. – Noonie


Day 298

Thursday morning to the end of the walk in Lakes Entrance, smoking, welcome to Country and barbeque. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 298

The walk from Bairnsdale to the Metung turn off. Good Country. – Noonie


Day 298: 4.30pm

Aaaaarrrrr My number one supporter my little niece and my beautiful grandma  I miss my family and friends back home. I need to finish this walk of and fight for every one rights. I we’ll be back home soon my beautiful family 


Day 298: 10pm

Noonie Raymond with Paul Wright.

Day 296: Happy Birthday Noonie!


Day 296: 6.30am

The day we went to see a footfall match. Then the next day Clinton and I walked into Bairnsdale. – Noonie


Day 296: 7am

Wwwwoooo I walking that fast 96ks unhou. I can walk that fast 


Day 296: 7.30am


Day 296: 8am

Metung, had a look around the boats this morning. – Noonie


Day 296: 10am


[Admin Gee] Another trailer from The QUO of the upcoming mini doco for #ClintonsWalk! Looking good guys!


Day 296: 12pm

Finley come a cross koala four of them  they know how to sleep all day 


Day 296: 12.30pm

I climbed up the tree to get a closer one. Beautiful wild life they are the koala 🐨 


Day 296: 1pm

[Admin Toby] Brothers 4 Recovery are Ed Daley, Steve Morris and Jeff Amatta; 3 Brothers who have overcome addiction and are now touring Australia delivering their personal stories to inspire youth and people in our communities to put down the drink and drugs. Visiting schools, prisons, hospitals, rehab and community facilities, they address issues of mental health, suicide prevention, school disengagement, anger management, family relationships, healthier lifestyle choices and earlier intervention.

The Brothers will visit Brungle Tumut and Gundagai next. We hope to meet up with them in Canberra if not crossing paths with Clinton and the crew on the road before then!

https://www.facebook.com/Brothers4Recovery


Day 296: 2.30pm

Raymond Island. – Noonie


Day 296

Happy Birthday Noonie!


Day 295: Bairnsdale NAIDOC Events

Day 295: 6am

Good morning everyone  it a other beautiful day. We having a march today in Bairnsdale. Everyone in Bairnsdale please come today to the march and I see you all there 


Day 295: 7am


Day 295: 9.30am

Feeling proud today marching in Bairnsdale with Koori nation mob. Also wearing the possum skin with proud that was giving to me by little Eliza from Melbourne. 


Day 295

The march on Monday, from the weight bridge to the start of the walk to the first round about. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 295

The march to the Bairnsdale Corporate Centre. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 295

The march, raising the flags, a bit of a talk inside befor, a feed and more talking then Clinton went to the Telstra shop, then to a meeting place befor heading back to where we are sleeping. – Noonie

Raising the flag video.

Days 293 & 294: Walk into Bairnsdale

Day 293: 5.30am

At the Buchan Caves Reserve, we had a good look around the Royal Cave Friday, after we set up camp. – Noonie


Day 293: 8am

Well I going to put this photo down as the bomb. Amazing picture of biggest mob of us in Melbourne at the front of Parliament house and it like NAIDOC start this week to guys.

Thankyou to Lydia Shaw Photography


Day 293: 10.30am

I be calling up traditional own Reggie Uluru today about some thing and also about seeking advice from them on how I can use the Piece of Uluru rock in Canberra. I what ask and see about burying piece of Uluru rock in Canberra underneath the tree I’m going to planted at embassy.

Also be asking traditional own around Canberra about it to. I what use the piece of the rock that was giving to me from Reggie Uluru to bury it with the tree so it can become a part of the tree. The tree I what to plant well be a symbol of unity between all the 2,000 first nation clan group and a symbol of wisdom knowledge, healing, respect, strength and courage. But most of all united as one for our people, for our culture, for our ancestor, for our law, for our child and for this country itself.

So our people can be proud of who they are and proud of been a part of the longest living culture on earth.


Day 293: 5.30pm

BARNSDALE VICTORIA – Garry


Day 294: 6.30am

A lot of work gone into this artwork
By Leisa with moral support from her partner Len – Brett


Day 294: 7am

– Garry


Day 294: 9.30am

Clinton is about 22 ks out of Bairnsdale walking into Bairnsdale. – Noonie


Day 294

Sunday’s walk to Bairnsdale and just over the bridge on the way out. – Noonie


Day 294: 1pm

The last time i check the story that was written by The Guardian line has been share 1,566. But now it been shared 3,929 time across social media. The walk is getting out there. It like so important that everyone readying and watching this walk. Not just in this country but also around the world to.

If you like to read it click on the picture.


Day 294: 6pm

Please come on down to the Telstra Shop – corner Service st. & Nicholson st.

Thankyou Mel for organising this!


Day 294

Sunday’s view along the road. – Noonie

Day 280 & 281: Pakenham & Nar Nar Goon

Day 280: 12pm

Which way we walking towards Sydney. We be getting into warragul town by tomorrow night. Just letting you mob know in warragul. If people what to know where we are. We are walking on the prince hwy.


Day 280: 2.30pm

This video giving me chills wile walking on the side of the hwy. The lone wolf for those who fighting a battle on they own. The lone wolf stand out different to other and show them what you made of.


Day 280: 3.30pm

It good to be walking again on the side of the road. Walk 4,000 something only 1,300km to go to reach this men in suit. I tell you one think I didn’t walk 5,000km and something when I reach Canberra at the end of the walk to talk about think.

I going there to fight for my people right and make a stand for everyone else who live here. To fight for change and to get think done right. I not going to back down until the governor general come out of his house and see me an to talk with us all.


Day 280: 10.30pm

From Dandenong to Pakenham. – Noonie


Day 281: 10.30am

It time we step think up and start looking at organising nation rally to protect for justice and for change in each state at Parliament house. So to build this walk up wile we are walking and protect what ever people want, that don’t like what this government doing wrong in this country.

So when we reach Canberra it well be pact right out with people an cross this country in state at Parliament house. People protecting for justice an for change.

Let build this movement up don’t let this corrupt government win own us. We the people can make this happen and we the people build this country an world we live in.


Day 281: 11am

Hey guys if people what to know where we are. We walking thought the back way towards warragul from Nar Nar good on C433 road. We be getting into warragul town tonight. Also I apologize if people are looking for us. What I do now on everyday where we walking is to show people on the map which way we are walking and what road we are walking on.


Day 281: 2.30pm

From our camp to Nar Nar Goon. – Noonie


Day 281: 2.30pm

Walk, walk and keep on walking Mr Spirit walker. We all ain’t going to give up or give in. We all shall over come and win for thing on what we want. Power to the people.


Day 281: 8pm

[Admin Toby] Clinton and the crew made Drouin tonight 💪👣😅😅

Thankyou LAN for making this flyer.


Day 281: 8.30pm

[Admin Gee] The Admin Team sneakily nominated Clinton Pryor for a Naidoc Perth award! He won runner up Outstanding Achievement Award, collected here by his Uncle Herbert. Congratulations to all the finalists, especially Ben Wyatt and Uncle Noel Nannup.


Day 281

We made it to Longwarry, we had a lift to Drouin for a feed and meet the family who had the flag at the bus stop. More good people. – Noonie