Day 229 & 230: More Adelaide Visits

Day 229: 8.30am

Yesterday at university of Adelaide with the students and staff telling them about our amazing walk from Perth to Adelaide and giving them a inside of how many think need to be still done to make think right for our people and Australia it self.

[Admin Gee] University of Adelaide: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/


Day 229: 9.30am

I just wanted to thank Mr Karrl Smith from the Living Kaurna Culture Centre for showing us and teaching us the culture from Kaurna people country area. The team and I enjoy the tour and also thank you for telling us the history of this country pass.

Thank you Mr Karrl Smith for having the time to see us and showing us around the Living Kaurna Culture Centre

[Admin Gee] More on the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre https://www.marion.sa.gov.au/living-kaurna-cultural-centre


Day 229: 10.30am

– Garry


Day 229: 1pm

Here with Matt Morrison and Corey Theatre the other day at the homeless anglicare. I just wanted to than this two for playing a song for us with we had lunch with the homeless.


Day 229: 3pm

Today with elder Dookie O’Loughlin who telling me story about the Dreaming story of the Kaurna – Tjilbruke, the water holes, animals and lore, and it’s connection from north to south. I just wanted to thank elder cookie newchurch for taking his time to see us and to talk with about some thing

[Guest Post] The man that Brotha Clinton is seated next too has spent the most part of his life, dedicated his life in fact to the restoration of Narungga and Kaurna culture and language.
He was a lecture at Tauondi for almost 30 years, ran his own classes teaching language and culture to his people. He did this with Mission School education. Not only did he teach it at Tauondi but took it out to our children in the schools, worked collaboratively with Councils around the Adelaide plains area to keep cultural/sacred sites safe and protected while also including the importance of these sites to the Kaurna and Narungga peoples. He laid our claim to this land with whites by protecting those sites, that we have been here thousands of years. He protected the proof of our existence and connection to dispel white myths.
He was the nucleus in establishing the Kaurna Cultural Living Centre which also includes Tjilburke Dreaming Story, Buthera’s Rock on Narungga land, Walk the York. All the language programs, and knowledge of how our lands was formed, plus many more programs to do with culture to many to name. This man, who is the only Narungga/Kaurna man alive today who is walking cultural library for Kaurna and Narungga. When our cultures was almost on the brink of extinction He gave its back its life. All those others that teach culture today can only teach because of him.
After all his dedication and commitment this year my father Kevin (Dookie) O’Loughlin will receive his Doctorate in Education and he deserves recognition for his life long endeavors. Although he is 70 he continues not only to promote our culture but also fights in the background for justice for his people. My family and I thank you for coming/passing through our country. My father said he is very proud of you and what your doing. – Ky Ky


Day 230: 11.30pm

Brett being Brett – Garry


Day 230: 5.30pm

[Admin Toby] Ill Starred Captain perform ‘Skin too few’ at Victoria Square for Clinton’s arrival in Adelaide. The guys also met up with Clinton on the road to show their support for the walk. Thanks for sending it in Justin and Scott – this is a great song!!

Day 222 & 223: Leaving the Ports

Day 222: 3am

Point Pearce. Narungga Country. A little rugged here, with lots of colours and lots of difference in the land scapes. Spending another day with good people, listing to the good and again the sad stories we have been listing to along the way to Port Wakefield. – Noonie


Day 222: 7am


Day 222: 7.30am

Time to listen to some Eminem song lose yourself and start getting ready to head into Adelaide. Let do this😬


Day 222: 9.30am

On my way down south now towards Adelaide way  let get the walk for justice into our first city


Day 222:11am

Clinton is on his way to Adelaide, we have enjoyed our stay in Port Wakefield. Another good place to stay. – Noonie


Day 222: 11.30am

I got nominated in finalist for human rights Anthony Mundine courage award

Dear Clinton Pryor,

Congratulations, you are a finalist in the 2017 National Indigenous Human Rights Awards (NIHRA). The category you are a finalist in is the Anthony Mundine Courage Award.

We would appreciate your attendance at the Gala Dinner to be held on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 at the Mural Hall, Commonwealth Parliament of Australia at 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm. Dress for the event is lounge suit.

For your information a copy of the NIHRA finalists media release is attached.

Please advise of your attendance as soon as possible via return email or contacting Louay Moustapha on 0404 313 414.

Congratulations again and I hope to see you in Canberra!

Kind regards,

The Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane MLC
Convenor
National Indigenous Human Rights Awards


Day 223: 12.30am

These are along the road. – Noonie


Day 223: 6pm

[Admin Gee] And a HUGE thankyou goes out to the team at Lifewear who have been amazing at answering all of our questions and queries along the way. They have also been doing the Supporters Tees at cost price, so that all profits go straight towards the walk. Thank you Lifewear!

PS. Check out their new NAIDOC range!


Day 223: 6.30am

Good morning guys  quick update I just wanted to thank Aboriginal Corporation Point Pearce Narungga Land Council and people for welcoming us into the country area. The team and I wanted thank you for putting on a lunch for us, showing us around, how thing been going for you guys and want you guys are trying to do for the people of Narungga. Also on Top thank you guys for helping us by donate $500 dollar to our cause.

We want to thank Graham Walker, Eddy Newchurch, Ernie Wilson, Kaylere Ojoughl, Ross Webb, Dylan Walker and Renata Miller.


Day 223: 10am