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.
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.
Good morning guy it a other beautiful day today a bit cold but what can you say you got to love the beautiful morning when you waking up to it and get to set around the fire having a cup of coffee.
Day 240: 7am
[Guest Post] Walk for justice – Natalie
Day 240: 11.30am
Just letting people know where we are and which way we are walking We are on dukes hwy walking all the way to the Victoria broader guy
From camp to Ki Ki. – Noonie
Day 240: 1pm
[Admin Luke] Hey everyone, As the team continue to get closer and closer to the Victorian border and the movement for justice continues to grow, and it’s so great to see!
But with more activity and more people joining the walk comes more expenses – so please keep donating to help the team get to Victoria and beyond.
Canberra, the Walk For Justice is on it’s way!!!
Day 240: 2pm
[Admin Gee] Timesheets have been updated! New guestimations, projections, MAP! Over 3,700kms now!
Day 240: 4.30pm
Awesome artwork – Garry
Day 240: 5pm
I been thinking about it all day today and I’m going do it. Just going to let everyone know after leaving Melbourne and walking to Sydney on the coast line and then on to Canberra. I have decided that I going to get a bag of Forrest seed and take it with me. So I can planet Forrest seed on the coast line all the way to Sydney where i be walking than planet seed from Sydney all the way to Canberra.
So in a couple of year this Forrest seed well grow into a Forrest tree. It be a trail of Forrest tree I have planet from Melbourne to Sydney on the coast than from Sydney to Canberra a trail. In a couple of year time I be retracting the walk again going over it. But in that time I be driving and i going plant tree again from Perth all the way to Melbourne. So From Perth to Kalgoorlie I be planting Forrest seed. Then from Kalgoorlie to port August it well be oranges and apples seed. Than from port Augusta to Melbourne it well be Forrest seed again.
So in couple of year time it well be a trail of tree from Perth all they way to Canberra showing people and future generation that I walk it thought that way and when you look it up on good map you well see a line of tree that well show you i walk it that way and i have planet them and on top it well look like a snake. I just what to give something back to this world and do it for the planet and wildlife.
On top if people get lost in the desert area they have a line full of trees of Oranges and apple to eat and it well help people with fluid. So I going do this from Melbourne to Sydney than on to Canberra I be planting a line full of Forrest seed and I going to plant this seed 1km a part. I wish I did this at the start but that o.k
What you guys think of this idea, I just what to give something back to his world before I die.
Day 240: 7pm
Ki Ki to Coonalpyn. Camp is set up. – Noonie
Day 240: 9pm
[Admin Toby] On this day 9th May 1927 “Jimmy Clements and John Noble, made a big effort to turn up for the opening of the provisional parliament house in Canberra nine decades ago.
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House has marked the 90th anniversary with a special exhibition, featuring research by its historian Stephanie Pfennigwerth, on the two Indigenous men. Clements (Nangar or Yangar) and Noble were Wiradjuri men from southern New South Wales, both aged about 80.
Each walked at least 150km to the Federal Capital Territory before the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth), who formally opened the new federal parliament on 9 May 1927.
They were well-known throughout New South Wales and the capital territory.
Non-Indigenous people knew Clements as “King Billy”, consistent with the condescending settler tradition of bestowing royal title upon blackfellas they considered compliant, important, peaceful or useful. He was a respected elder and Lore man – a “clever man” – who performed Wiradjuri “burbong” (initiation), and a showman with the boomerang and spear.
Noble, also a clever man, was, like Clements, a renowned performer at country shows and football matches with boomerangs. He liked to say things were “marvellous”.
Noble has shorter hair and a more closely cropped beard. This certainly describes Clements and paints a man whose act was performative – letting it be known sovereignty was never ceded, eyeballing the duke and courting of media attention.
The National Archives of Australia describes it as “possibly the first recorded instance of Aboriginal protest at Parliament House in Canberra”. It was the precursor to so much activism – from the 1938 Day of Mourning, the fight for recognition and much else in 1967, and the ongoing battle for land rights that manifested with the enduring tent embassy, just across the road, on Australia Day 1972.
The sign out front reads: Sovereignty never ceded.”
We have left Coonalpyn and on our way out. – Noonie
Day 241: 10.30am
This illegal foreign government now attacking my country men and country women in two different way to take away our sovereign right and giving us less power over our lands.
One way is that this government is spending million of dollars of tax payer money on this recognition campaign. It to make people of Australia none first nation people think we what recognition and they doing this by showing you on our first nation football player, TV show and using our own people in political that we support recognition and that Australia should vote for it so we can have rights an be part of the constitution.
Put little you many know is that when my people come a part of a foreign constitution that was not from here we become British subject and what it dose it take away our sovereign right. My people what to let everyone know that we do not what recognition and we don’t support it. They a liein to everyone saying we support it but we don’t. We a sovereign people of this land and we what to keep our sovereign right and they are trying to take it away thought this recognition campaign you see on T.V with letter of R.
Second of all as you many know couple month back noongar won native title back thought the federal court and stop a deal between western Australia governments and South west land sea council. What it was is the western Australia government was trying to take away our native title in south west sell it of for 1.3 billion dollar and was trying to take our right to land an sovereign right way.
But back at home in Perth our people stood up and said no to this deal. Our people said we not give away our right for 1.3billion dollar and we going to keep our land. So noongar took western Australia government and South west land sea council to court and won. It took a year before hearing we won in court. But little we know is that the federal government was watching this case known that the western Australia was going to lose this case.
After a week later the federal court said native title stay and thought out the ILUA meaning Indigenous Land use agreement out the window ad native title stay in south west. A week later federal government in Canberra when on TV announced they was going to water down native title and give mining company more protection on land from native title. We what land right not mining Right.
The federal government in Canberra knew they was going to lose this case and now they trying to water down native title across Australia. So they can give more power to billion air over mining the land. What world are we living. What this government meat to be for the people or for this billion air. To me this government has lose it way and forgot who they mean to repcent when voted in.
So now you know this government is not for it people they for billion air and they attack my people in two different way. To take away our sovereign right and destroy native title a cross Australia to give more protection to billion air mining company.
This has to stop and now you know.
Day 241: 11am
Bit icey this morning – Garry
Day 241: 2.30pm
From Coonalpyn to our lunch break – Noonie
Day 241: 6pm
From lunch to Tintinara, were we have been invited to stay overnight at a house, a lovely lady we had meet just before Adelaide, an invite on the side of the road, much appreciated. – Noonie
Day 241: 8.30pm
As Many of you may already know or may not know I am Clinton Pryor “The Spirit Walker”.
I started my “Walk for Justice” on the 8th of September 2016, Leaving Perth I started of walking for the justice of my people for the Government forcing of their communities.
It became apparent very quickly that People of all backgrounds are suffering from the long treasonous hand of this corrupted corporate Government, this has now taken my walk to a complete new level and the walk for justice is now a walk for everyone in this country to come together and make a stand against this Government to have them removed or under control by culture council. To allow us to start again for the people and the land so that there will be a safe place for all our children to come and always be run by the people with a governing culture council to oversee and keep the government on the correct path so that what has happened here to our people can never happen again!
There will be a meeting well be held from the 19th to the 21st of May 2017 at the Victorian Tent Embassy at 8 Majorca Rd. Maryborough 3465. Helen Dodds Aboriginal Tent Embassy Victoria.
We are calling on all Sovereign Nations and descendents of the settlers across this great land to come to this meeting in Victoria in the first instance.
There will be more meetings to follow over the next few months for the preparation of what is decided to be done when we arrive at Canberra.
For years many of us have had great ideas to regain our land and our freedom but this Government have always either blocked or they back track on their promises with the agreements made!
Signally we have not had any success on any main stream level. Thus I put to everyone and the reason for this meeting is to bring the people from all over together and share the ideas and with discussion together we all need to continue to Canberra and face this Government head on and do not back down until they have been removed or under control by culture council and we can action our plans to start over in a fairer way for all people to live and enjoy life as it should be.
With all of us standing together with the one common cause, the power goes to the people. Government law no longer takes preference, People are now the law.
Once this has taken place and no doubt this will be discussed in the meetings, it is now they have gone because the people have stated so then the old borders can be put back and all countries can start to look after themselves again but under a new parliament as such elected by the people and Governed by a Cultural Council.
The need for all countries to be represented to have their say and to hear what is said by others is of the highest importance and will be the most important event to ever happen for this Country.
It in our best interest.
So Please come to this meeting or if you cannot come comment your email address so we can send you a copy of video voice recording to you about what happen at the meeting.
Good morning everyone it a other lovely day of walking. Weather is nice to us today not even hot but cool for the first time in a long time. After walking not stop in summer and thought the heat. It a lovely to be back out here walking again. I’m a long way from home getting closer to end bit, but i wonder how well this play out when we reach Canberra. All that matter is, finish the walk of and get justice for everyone.
Day 184: 10am
The fight for our rights is only getting started. We got a long run ahead of us but we can win this and stop this government doing what ever they like. Our rights a now on the line and we need to stand up and stop them going a head with this laws to water down native title.
Day 184: 10.30am
Time listen to Bob Marley song. Get up stand up fight for your right, get up stand up don’t give up the fight.
Good morning all Up early to get into the walk fast today and start getting into the routine again. So I can do a less 40, 50 or 60km today. My body is slowly getting back into it again but in well take time
Day 185: 8am
The start of the day and it get better as the day go on. – Noonie
Day 185: 6pm
It’s a beautiful sunset this afternoon after a long day of walking time to rest up and be ready for other day of walking tomorrow
Day 185: 10pm
On the road and how the landscape goes from no trees to trees everywhere. – Noonie
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