Day 352: Mittagong

Day 352: 7am


Day 352: 10.30am

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 🐾


Day 352: 4.30pm


Day 352: 6pm


Day 352: 6.30pm


Day 352: 7.30pm


Day 352: 10.30pm

Day 336 & 337: Sydney

Day 336: 9am

Setting here having a yarn with aunty Jenny and Uncle Herbert about treaty for our people and the injustice that been happen here towards our people an how we can do this when we get into Canberra.


Day 336: 9.30am


Day 336: 10am

[Admin Toby] Great news piece from 9 Newcastle featuring lots of footage from Adelaide & Port Augusta

Thankyou to Robbie Hyde and everyone in Newcastle regions for your invite and support!


Day 336: 11am


Day 336: 2.30pm

[Admin Toby] Open Cut exhibition by Jacky Green, Therese Ritchie and Sean Kerins at the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art Sydney

‘It is vital that the Australian governments take action and pay serious attention to these key articles in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.’

https://www.nccart.com.au


Day 337: 9.30am

[Admin Gee] If you can’t make it to Canberra for September 3rd…. maybe you can host a local #ClintonsWalk event?

Thanks to Warren J Fox for designing this flyer for us! 


Day 337: 9.30am

We heading out of Sydney today towards Canberra. It time we finish this amazing journey of an get justice.


Day 337: 10am


Day 337: 10.30am


Day 337: 2.30pm


Day 337

Getting ready to leave Redfern, we were visited by Raymond Finn an Elder who had ask Clinton to speak at the Eora Tafe, after Eora we set off to start the walk Monday. – Noonie

Bonus Video: Eora College


Day 337: 4.30pm


Day 337: 4.30pm


Day 337: 6.30pm

My favourite scene on gladiator. Win the people heart and support and you well gain your freedom. Be the people champion.


Day 337

On the walk, Monday. – Noonie


Day 337: 8pm


Day 337: 9pm


Day 337: 10pm

– Herbert Bropho


Day 337: 10.30pm

[Admin Toby] National Indigenous Times reports; ‘it is time for the Indigenous disciples of Constitutional recognition to turn their eyes to legislation’.

Michael Mansell adds: “I totally support the group that led the referendum push being an integral part of developing new legislation, provided some sobering lessons are learned.”

One of those lessons most notably: that the overwhelming objection to First Nations People being included in a colonial constitution is the assertion and need for regard of First Nations continued Soverienty.

Now it seems obvious the ‘Uphold and Recognise’ organisation will continue from the abandoned Recognise campaign. To further this are the events listed under their website:
http://www.upholdandrecognise.com/events/

(pics) These guys… Part 4

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. 

Days 240 & 241: Ki Ki, Coonalpyn & Tintinara

Day 240: 6.30am

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


Day 240

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

Jimmy Clements at the opening of the federal parliament in Canberra in 1927.
Photograph: Sam Hood/Collection of the State Library of New South Wales

[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.”

Excerpts from the article:
https://www.theguardian.com/…/sovereignty-never-ceded-how-t…

A NSW police officer talking to John Noble at the opening of the federal parliament in Canberra in 1927. Photograph: Sam Hood/Collection of the State Library of New South Wales

Day 241: 10am

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.

Day 202: Leaving Port Augusta

Day 202: 7am

Good morning all  here today at the foreshore in Port Augusta leaving today to head south towards Adelaide way  i just wanted to say thank you port Augusta mob for having us here in your beautiful amazing town. But now I leave today and head south. It time we head the road.


Day 202: 7.30am

It bit weird walking thought a town again after walking for last 5 month though bush. But now walking though a town with civilisation it feel weird and nerves. I think it got to do with seeing a lot of people and seeing a lot of car’s again because now we need to be more carefully on the road. But also everyone can see us now. It a good think no more hiding must let them know who is the spirit walker and why is this man walking to Canberra for justice


Day 202: 9am

Please help and donate guys we need all the help we can get. Please share to your Facebook page and tell family and friend to donate to if they can. Think well get easy for us because now we back into civilisation. But we still need donation to help with fuel and food to get us all the way to Canberra cheer


Day 202: 10am

On our way out of Port Augusta have good here once again thanks to good people. – Noonie


Day 202: 10.30am

How far we need to walk to get to Adelaide and what town we be walking though


Day 202: 11am

Just keep walking and keep walking. Spirit walker on his way towards Adelaide.


Day 202: 1pm

[Admin Gee] Timesheets have been updated! New map, new (very generous) guestimations! Over 3,300kms so far! just over 2000kms to go!

[Clinton] How far I have walk now soon I be saying I walk it from Perth to Adelaide, then from Perth to Melbourne, then from Perth to Sydney and then from Perth to the original tent embassy in Canberra. Here I come all you devil politics in Canberra. The fire from the west is coming.


Day 202: 1.30pm

Heading out of Port Augusta onto the highway. – Noonie


Day 202: 4.30pm

At the end of the day, the photos are mainly of the Ranges and a place called Sundrop, grows tomatos. – Noonie

Days 200 & 201: Port Augusta – Officially!

Day 200: 12.30pm

They say when you doing a big walk it call walkabout. There meaning to why people do a walkabout is in our culture the day or a time in life that when think are hard in your life or think are hard in life for your people something need to be done to make it right and save the people.

The spirit of the land and our old people come down from the sky an land to seek someone to lead the way of a new began for his people and culture. When I walk this great land, when I talk with elders in the desert community they told me your dreaming and old people visit you when you was on the island sitting around the spirit fire and the dreaming spirit told you to get up and go on a journey across this great land to find the truth and find a new way.

(I say yes to the elders, when I was setting around the spirit fire on the island and look into the fire, thinking how can I help my people, how can we save our culture my old people please show me the way of making a change in this time of age. So I sat there thinking steering at the spirit fire thinking and thinking than a visions was showing in the mind and in the spirit fire. It show me walking across this country, a new way of something new that I did not know why it was showing. That when i realise to my self to chance it and make it happen or just let it pass by, I made the choose to chance it and than on would I started to tell everyone that i’m going to walk across this great land to make a stand for everyone I told the elders in desert community)

They told me that you and those who are with you have been choose for reason. But they choose you, this why your here today walking now. Your doing a big walk about not just for the people but to find your self to. Your not just know as Clinton Pryor put also know as a spirit walker, i said a spirit walk the elders said yes your a spirit walker who out to find the truth and to save the people in this hard time right now.

That when i realise why i when on this walk I’m a spirit walker, but i hope not to be the last spirit walker. A spirit walker who follow the song line that been walk on since traditional time.


Day 200: 7.30pm

When I walk this great land, when I talk with elders in the desert community they told me your dreaming and old people visit you when i was on the island sitting around the spirit fire and the dreaming spirit told you to get up and go on a journey across this great land to find the truth and find a new way.


Day 201: 8am

Good morning, it reads 8 degree, it feels like 8, the last two morning my feet and hands have been cold, not a cloud in the sky today at the moment, good sun rise, magpies singing and a trail from a plane that shows up quit well with the sun shining under it. Starting to feel the warm sun now. I quit enjoy the warmth of the sun on a cool morning, the sounds of the birds singing around me, I guess they are welcoming the sun as well. It is a good start to the day. – Noonie


Day 201: 11.30am

The drop off point heading in, the range on our left some hills to our right, good landscape still on the way to Canberra. – Noonie


Day 201: 2pm

Just setting here enjoying the last bit of desert landscape. It been 4 month we walk this desert land scape thought summer and I’m going to miss it because after Port Augusta on would we going start seeing the land changing again where there going to be more tree, more water, more civilization and less wild life. But now it time we make our way towards our first big city after 5 month of walking.


Day 201: 3.30pm

Finely the walk has made it into Port Augusta yyyyeeeee  We be leaving Port Augusta tomorrow from the foreshore at 9:00am. It well take us two days walk to get to the next town. People are welcome to join us tomorrow if you like to say fair well or do a bit of walking with me. Adelaide mob the walk for justice is on it way. I be going live tonight to give everyone a update cheer



Day 201: 7pm

Lots to see along this stretch of the road to lunch. – Noonie


Day 201: 7.30pm

Port Augusta – Noonie

Day 199: Last Stretch into Port Augusta!

Day 199: 8.30am

Amandla Awethu – Power to the people by Nelson Mandela’s


Day 199: 10.30am

It is a amazing how you can meet amazing people on this walk for justice. I just meet this guy name Armando on the road today. He his riding his bike around the world. He started his journey from Italy and has ride his bike around Asia.

Now he is here riding his bike from Darwin to Melbourne. When he finish riding his bike from Darwin to Melbourne. Then he well catch a plane to America where he start his next journey from east coast to West coast traveling down route 66 hwy.

Than after America he well catch a fly from America into Europe where he well ride back home to Italy. He has travel about over 1.2 million kms so far. It you see him please say hello or give him a helping hand. It was nice to meet you Armando travel safe on your bike where ever you go mate. It is amazing how you meet amazing people on this walk.


Day 199: 11am

Photos from yesterday and this morning on the walk. – Noonie


Day 199: 1pm

It time for a lunch break 🍔🍎🍊 and set down for a bit. Before getting back into the walk again 🚶to do some more kms. I never realize how healthy I look💪. This walk has giving me back my health ways again and that good


Day 199: 5.30pm

Hey guys quick update just letting you know that tomorrow we finish our journey into Port Augusta. We only got 32km to go so tomorrow we finely get into Port Augusta yyyyeeeee about time 🙆 hahah lol😀. We going be resting on Friday and resupply our self for the big journey south towards Adelaide. We be leaving Port Augusta on Saturday in the morning this week and it well take us about 14 days walk towards Adelaide. So Adelaide mob here we come walk for justice is on it way to Adelaide.


Day 199: 8.30pm
At the end of the day, we also meet a bike rider Armando, 70 years young and still going on his trips around the world on his bike, he said he is happy, the people you meet along this journey is great, they are here to enjoy what ever they do, just like me. – Noonie

Day 198: Ranges View Rest Stop

Day 198: 8am


Day 198: 9am

Back in the walk again today but still feeling unwell with the cold. So I’m going to take it easy today and try do 40km walk so i can get half way closer to Port Augusta. So when tomorrow come I only need to do 45km and we made it into Port Augusta. Than we start getting ready to head south towards Adelaide way than.


Day 198: 12pm

On the road to Port Augusta about 85ks out. – Noonie


Day 198: 3pm

The one thing I have notest since leaving from Perth to now is that every day when I’m walking I have seen a lot of cross on the side of the road. So much people this days have been losing they life from crashing they car. I have come a cross about over 500 to 600 cross ever since being on this walk.

I just wanted to let people know if your driving please drive safe , follow the rule on the road and always wear your set belts because your self belt could save your life. So remember don’t drink and drive, don’t drive tired or do drug when your driving. Cheer 👍!!!


Day 198: 5.30pm

Stop for a feed at the Ranges View rest area. – Noonie

Days 193 – 196: Schools in Port Augusta

Day 193: 7.30pm

The sun rise at Port Augusta the hill behind has a golden look at sun rise, clouds moving over the hill top. A lookout over looking Port Augusta, a good view over Port Augusta and a sun set to end the day. – Noonie


Day 194: 8.30am

None thing more proud than I can be is telling story to kids about the walk I’m doing. The most amazing think when you tell kids a story about what your doing and about how they can do it to is that when i tell my story. I ask the kids what they want to be and what they dream when they grow up. The kids tell me they story and what they want to be. I tell them how they can do it and how they can have they dream to. The walk inspired kids who I have see and make them think if he can do it I can do it to


Day 195: 12pm

At the youth centre with the high school children. – Noonie


Day 196: 10am

Caught only 1 pan size,talked to a old local guy he Say’s don’t get much big fish here now because the prawn trawlers down port perie way dragging every thing. – Garry

[pic by Noonie from the other side of the bridge]


Day 196: 6.30am

Good morning all !! I’ve meant to be walking today to finish the walk of into port Augusta. But I woke up yesterday morning with a sore neck, block nose and a headache. So it mean I’m getting a cold 😷 so today i’m resting until I get better 😞 I hope I feel better tomorrow so I can finish the walk of into port Augusta.


Day 196: 12pm

The sun was setting so I climb a hill to go up in the lookout for the photos, this was Saturday. – Noonie


Day 196: 4pm

I was wondering why this boat skeleton was here. It was left when is was finished with. The Port Augusta Shire had an offer of $100.00 if it is there you can come and get it for $100.00. No rushing ok. – Noonie