We have been dropped off a Pheasants Nest Service Center 711. Heading to Canberra we are walking into the traffic. – Noonie
Day 352: 11am
[Admin Gee] Roebourne will be walking in support of Clinton this Thursday! Check out the event if you are in or around Roebourne.
Don’t forget to send in your pictures!
Day 352: 11.30am
[Admin Gee] Looking to catch up and do some walking with Clinton before Canberra? There are some details in this video, plus a little chat about the previous week.
We’ll keep you updated as we hear more.
Day 352: 12.30pm
Day 352: 1pm
Day 352: 2.30pm
Day 352: 4.30pm
Day 352: 4.30pm
After waiting patiently for Clinton to show him her new supporters jacket, it’s all about Rosie now 🐾
Good morning everyone that tonight we be making our way into Ballarat town. Tomorrow morning there going to be a event at Victoria park on Oak drive. Please get there at 10am as there going to BBQ, speaking and Wadawurrung traditional owners of the country area are going to do welcome to country to welcoming us into they country area. So please get there tomorrow at 10am.
Day 261: 8am
On our way towards Ballarat, we are walking on the Western Hwy and we be in Ballarat tonight. Then it Melbourne our second city yyyyyeeee
Day 261: 9.30am
Had a walk around Beaufort this morning to enjoy the town, of what I had time for. What part of this journey don’t I like. None. – Noonie
I just got this thought message from Michelle Place
Hi Clinton, I have to start by saying you are a legend! Super inspiring and very brave, what a challenge you have set yourself for such an important cause. I am a teacher and I have been showing the kids what you are doing and they are so keen to give you support! Today we played in the Aboriginal Power Cup and we have added your hashtag to our Guernsey to show our love and support for you. You are inspirational and a modern day hero to me. What you are doing is so significant and meaningful, and I have loved following your journey so far👏❤️👊💙👐
Thank you Michelle Place and thank you guys for supporting the walk for justice. Keep following us we just getting started on the walk.
Day 261: 4pm
From Beaufort to the end of the day for us. Then we will spend the night in Ballarat. – Noonie
It was a day of people stopping today, good and wonderful people. – Noonie
Day 261: 6pm
“Clinton Pryor, 27, believes indigenous elders should be given full control of their communities.
Mr Pryor was involved in protests on Heirisson Island in Perth last year over the forced closure of WA indigenous communities when he decided to embark on foot to see Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.”
Good morning i just wanted to say thank to the Barengi Gadjin Land Council for showing us around and welcoming us into they country area. We had amazing day yesterday We started at a mission called Ebenezee Mission, 1859 to 1904. Finished with a smoking, clearing ourselves of this day, for a safe journey. Culture is alive and well here, with Barengi Gadjin Land Council thank you for amazing day
Day 256: 9.30am
Just letting people know where we are. We are still waking on the Western Hwy to Melbourne. The next town we walking to is Grampians
Day 256: 9.30am
[Guest Post] My son Kane is so proud to be Aboriginal. He was so thrilled to have met Clinton Pryor and his deadly support guys Gary, Brett and Noonie. Proving that team work and Unity will get us on the right road to justice for people in this country, while giving hope and encouragement to our youth – Tanya
Day 256: 10am
I would like to have my say on this I would like to know who representing the Noongar nation the 22 country group and 40,000 of us. Those who got chosen to represent us must think about everything about the history and struggle of our pass in the south west against this government and before that. If is our council group the SWLSA council I going to let everyone know they don’t represent our people there where the once who try to give away our native title for 1.3billion but our people managed to stop it in the federal country so we keep our native title.
The think is as sovereign people we don’t what recognise from this corporate government because they not sovereign government no more and we don’t what to treaty with them. A treaty must come and only come from two sovereign nation group. If we treaty with this government we only have to look at the history of other country like our brother and sister in American and our New Zealand brother and sister what they going thought.
We must think a better way my people a cross this great land and there is a better way to save our culture, language, secret site our old people left for us to look after it and keep it alive. So hope our people in Uluru and other country group say no to recognise and say no to a treaty.
Day 256: 11.30am
Getting stronger and stronger every day on this walk. Making me think about all the community we been thought and everyone Else back at home in Perth and how family, our people, friends and other stood Strong and proud to fight for justice for our self and for every one else. We fought for our right as people and stood for our future to rebuilt after some much was lose. There well be a time when we rebuild what we lose not just for my people but for everyone else to who live here. That everyone shall live together in harmony and peace. But the future is for us to make something of if.
!!! The spirit walker!!!
Photo talking: Green lake
Day 256: 12.30pm
Leaving Horsham to our lunch break. – Noonie
Day 256: 1.30pm
Day 256: 1.30pm
I just letting everyone know that we looking at doing a night march thought Melbourne on 6th next month there a lot of work going on behind close door but once we have it set we well let everyone know. But the walk for justice hopefully well get into Melbourne by the 3rd or the 4th.
Melbourne well be the power house for this walk. So keep following and watching for update about how we going to do this for Melbourne and that you well know where to go for the night march thought Melbourne.
Along the road a bit of the country side – Noonie
Day 256: 4.30pm
[Admin] Please don’t go bombarding Garry with requests for this, we’re pretty sure he doesn’t do it for just anyone 😉
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.
Hello guys I just wanted to thank this good man Chris a other Noongar brother from western Australia for letting us stay at his place for two night when we first came into Adelaide. Thank you brother Chris for helping us and letting us stay at your place brother
Day 227: 12pm
Hey guys i just wanted to give a quick update I just wanted to thank everyone for coming to the rally the other day when we walk into Adelaide towards victories park. We what to thank everyone for donating and coming to Victoria square to welcoming us to Adelaide. Everyone who donates we what to let you know we raise about $540 dollar and that well help us on our walk to Melbourne. Thank you everyone for donating and thank you Adelaide mob for coming to the rally to welcome my team an I to Adelaide people country area.
Day 227: 1pm
Day 227: 2.30pm
Well I came this far and I’m making sure to finish this walk of into Canberra
Day 227: 5pm
[Admin Toby] JLM productions 4 minute feature of Clinton’s arrival in Adelaide.
You can see now which way I’m walking in. This is a map from beginning to show people which way I’m walking to Canberra. As you can see the next city after Adelaide we need to head of to is Melbourne. I just wanted to show you what the route well look like when i finish the walk in to Canberra.
Day 228: 12pm
Here today at the Adelaide day care centre for the homeless. We here to have a dinner with all this guys. All this homeless guys look up to me as a leader and a hero to them. I never know how high the homeless issue was in Adelaide. I all most break down about to cry because people who have nonething well to help and welcome people in. I just wanted to thank Tanya Hunter and Sister Janeta Mead for inviting us here at this homeless shelters place.
[Admin Toby] Matt Morrison and Corey Theatre playing a special version of ‘Land’ for Clinton’s visit today at Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons
Day 228: 9.30pm
[Guest Post] There are no words to describe how incredible and profound tonight was!
Our family had the great privilege of hosting, the phenonmenal Clinton Pryor and his team for dinner tonight. Thank you everyone that came for your warmth, kindness, understanding, open conversation and for the feeling of kinship that was felt by everyone tonight. My mind has been opened to the many discrepancies that exist in our society but more importantly how little effort it takes to overcome our percieved otherness to each other.
Feeling overwhelmed by the love and respect felt tonight and here’s hoping to many more times together!
Clinton is walking for justice from his home in Perth to Canberra and raising awareness for the injustices that exist in Australia including visiting Aboriginal communities and discussing Aboriginal issues, addressing homelessness and the irresponsibility of Government in addressing these issues. His walk is to bring all people in Australia to stand for justice.
We wish you all the very best for the rest of your journey Clinton – you are truly an inspiration!
My grand father I know your up there and i know you been watching over us. I only ask that you and the rest of the old people up there with you to give us the straight we need to push though on to Adelaide and the rest of the way to Canberra. I ask as well to watch over us and protect us as we hit our first city soon.
My pop Arthur Bropho on the left you can look closely we starting to look the same
Day 217: 9am
Day 217: 11.30am
I’m a sovereign man, a free man, a spirit man , a leader for my people who has authority to speak on the behalf of my peoples and for those that I walk though on they country area. I walk on my people land to bring justice forward for my people and for everyone else. This government, this corporate government has no authority over me or over my people in different country area. They have no authority on my ancients land and no authority on other people country area on this land I walk though. This corporate government know and have been doing this from the begin organize.
They know the international law of UN and agreed to follow the rule of international law. But they don’t follow the rule, by breaking the law and saying to my people and every other first nation people on they country area you don’t have right and we give you your right. When our people know we know our rights and have full authority over our land an a sovereign people. This corporate government trying to take away our right by trying to bring recognition forward and tell none original habitats that my people and every other first nation people has no right. When we do have full authority and sovereignty right on our land. They agreed this by following the rule from UN by singing us in UN.
My people and other first nation people in they country area we a sovereign people and have full authority on our land they don’t. They have broke ever international law they agreed to follower and have done a act of treason towards us all, they broken the international law. We are the owner’s of this land they live on and they should follower our rule an culture. We are the once in control and we should telling them this our land, our way you should sign our treaty not these. But we must come together and stand as one to let them know they have no authority and no control on own land they live on.
Day 217: 12.30pm
Day 217: 3.30pm
[Admin Gee] Garry is the unsung hero of Clinton’s Walk. He doesn’t often post on social media but he is always in contact with the various teams, doing work in the background to forge connections, driving and maintaining the Justice Mobile and keeping everyone level headed. The walk would still be in Perth without him. Thank you Garry!
Day 218: 10am
We have left Snowtown heading for Adelaide. – Noonie
Day 218: 1pm
Yes #SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA we need to know and western Australia government need to speak out to clarify their position on the future of the State’s remote communities in western Australia to bring an end to the “misinformation, silence and general confusion in the regions”.
Day 218: 4pm
Just giving you guys a quick inside of my tent that I been sleeping in for the last 7 month on this journey. She got a bit of hole and missing part seen starting this walk. But to me as lot it help me sleep at night and keep me warm from the cold it o.k with me
Day 218: 6pm
Just got this though message from our sister, aunty, nana and daughter the Awabakal women. They fighting to protect women secret site. Where women to women business in the butterfly cave in Awabakal country.
This what they said? Yaama Brotha Clinton,hopeing you would post our fight to save my mobs sacred women’s site on your pages. We need our brothas with influence to help us. this has been a 7 yr fight so far and govt loo like they making a decision this week. They want to put a 404 housing development on our sacred site Our women are feeling so downtrodden. and heartbroken. if you woud please post on your page. we need signatures to put more pressure on the NSW govt.
My brother, father, uncle, pop and son we must do what ever it take to help our women out even if they from a other country area. We are all in this together and it time we work togther on this protect what secret site a left. if one secret site is lose. It loses it connection song line to it next door neighboure secret site. I’m a man from noongar, pilbara and east Kimberly country area. I stand with our women on this who need our help. I ask if those who follow me ,family, firend and my people to help bye signing this. We make a difference and save what left we have in our culture to keep in a live for our children and future generation to come. So please help and sign this to stop the NSW government from destroying the Awabakal women butterfly cave.
Day 219: 7am
Good morning guys quick update just letting you know that this afternoon we making our way into Port Wakefield town. Than tomorrow we be leaving Port Wakefield town. Than finely start walking our way into Adelaide city yyyyeeeee💪🙅✊. One city to other city yyyyeeeee✊👊 Adelaide mob here we come
Day 219: 1.30pm
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Day 219: 2.30pm
Join the walk with me and the crew to Adelaide City on Monday 24th of April at Gepps Cross 9:30 AM or North Adelaide Parklands (Aquatic Centre) at 11:00 AM to the community BBQ and entertainment event being planned at Victoria Square Tarndanyangga.
Added some new condition to the walk for justice hat. The black cockatoo feathers from my country area the south west. One of the uncles back from home giving me these as a gifts. The black cockatoos a very secret bird and special in the south west. I’m happy to have this on my hat as a new condition. I know when this walk is finish this hat is going to worth a lot of money because it has a story behind it. I worn this hat from Perth to here and I’m going to keep this on my head until I finish this walk of in Canberra and wear it around after this walk. I love this hat and going to be with me from the rest of my life until I die
Day 169: 8am
I just wanted thank this great man for helping me out for the last 5 days in Port Augusta. Stephen Atkinson your great man and man I can say thank you for all the think you have help me with by organizing the march for the 8th Wednesday 10-11am and showing me around your home town and also taking me to see the school and Aboriginal organization group. I also wanted thank you mate for letting me stay at your place for the last couple of days of me being in Port Augusta. Thank you Stephen your legend mate
Day 169: 10.30am
Hey all quick update just letting you know we a leaving Port Augusta and heading back up north to Glendambo roadhouse to start the walk again. It well take me about 8 to 9 day of walking from Glendambo to Port Augusta. But I be back in Port Augusta and walking in on the march Wednesday 8th for the walk over the bridge at 10-11am. In this next couple of day I keep you all update to let you know where I’m and so you know how far I’m out from Port Augusta for the march over the bridge cheer!!!
Day 169: 11am
Thanks again to good people and a roof over out thanks to Stephen Atkinson, we are heading out to continue the walk, we are looking forward to corning back to Port Augusta. – Noonie
Day 169: 2pm
Feeling happy and ready to get back into the walk again. Time to get back to Glendambo and start walking our way towards Port Augusta. Now on I’m going to start smiling when I take a photo 😉😛😜
Day 169: 9.30pm
Unfortunately as we were heading out Garrys car over heated about ten ks out, we had to turn around and come back to Port Augusta. Gavin and his family help out once again, thankyou once again for helping out. A new water pump and thermostat was put in, all is well, engine is ok we will try again tomorrow. Thanks again to good people helping out. Thankyou. – Noonie
I remember this picture I took with Uncle Herbert Kenneth Bropho doing a press release. We told them we going to rebuild, stand and not move after the city of Perth and the police none stop keep on raiding us. This fight is just beginning and was just getting warm up. Soon we be back on Heirisson Island to rebuild the Matagarup camp once again.
But still waiting for the federal court to call the law to let her know when we go back in for our injunction. we stood on Matagarup for over 16 month for the force closer of community and the homeless and we not going give up that easily. You can not beat a family who strong and proud for doing the right thing.