I stand proudly with my elder’s and my people an we shall never give up on fighting for justice an for the truth to be heard. We must continue to fight for our right as first people and we must continue to fight for our ancestors land to be protected and respect in this modern world. But we must do what ever we can to keep our culture a live for the future generations to come so it can live on when we pass on.
Day 327: 10am
Day 327: 10am
Day 327: 10.30am
We are our ancestors and they are us. We have been here since time began and the dreaming began. We are the first people of this land we live on and we are the oldest living culture on earth.
The spirit walker
Day 327: 11am
I what to thank everyone for coming out yesterday in Nowra town.
I what to thank Peter Combo, Cullunghutti for organising everything yesterday in Nowra and helping organise accommodation for us.
I what to thank the girls for the food and nourish and gift vouchers, WAMINDA.
I what thank Uncle Paul Mcleod and Uncle Joe Brown-Mcleod and dancers welcoming me on Country.
I also what to thank all of the wonderful Community supporter and Nowra/surroundings areas for coming.
Thank you everyone in Nowra town.
Day 327: 12pm
Should have bought an oyster knife. – Jack
Day 327: 12pm
Hey guys this is in Wollongong today if people of Wollongong community what to see us or what to say hello.
At 3pm we will do a meet/greet with some of Aboriginal Elders and the Lord Mayor, Gordon Bradbery, at the Cultural Centre, Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation at 22 Kenny Street, Wollongong – please be there at the Cultural Centre at 2:45pm.
At 3:30pm we will then walk up to the amphitheatre in Crown Street Mall in Wollongong and and to a short speech to the crowd.
At 3:45pm we will then walk to the Wollongong Youth Services at 85 Burelli Street, Wollongong for a community BBQ cooked by the Koori Men’s Group.
Please be there thank you.
Day 327: 1pm
I just what to thank this two janelle Cronin from the Navajo nation and Zach Wamego- Prairie Band Potawatomi who travel from United States of America who are native American people to pass on a message on the behalf of they people. This two a from standing rock and are the water protecter.
I what to thank you two my brother and sister from united States for coming to see us yesterday and I what to thank your people for standing up protecting mother earth.
Thank you our native brother an sister from united States and we must stand together to protect mother earth.
Day 327: 2.30pm
[Admin Toby] Shirts are being sent today which concludes all orders. They will still be available but we cannot guarantee they will be delivered before Clinton reaches Canberra. The crew may have a few on hand if you are meeting up with them between Sydney and Canberra. Thankyou everyone for your support!
Day 327: 6.30pm
Wollongong greeting. – Jack
Day 327: 9.30pm
[Admin Toby] Thanks Reggie for reminding us today is National Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day and sending us this about your great work in the Territory.
Hey all quick update as you may know today we have to take the bus we got from Deano Walker to Port Augusta to hand it over to his family. So they can use it to drive it back up north to Coober Pedy for funeral. When we reach Port Augusta we will be also picking up our justice mobile. The justice mobile well be ready today with a new engine and she ready to join us once again to help us finish our walk of to Canberra yyyyeeeee
The team and I had a meeting today as well about something. We have decided that when we reach Port Augusta. Garry and Noonie well be driving down to Adelaide to fly back home to Perth for about 5 days because of personal reasons. I have agreed they can go home for 5 day to do what they need to do and returned back on Sunday. In that time of them flying back home to Perth. I be staying behind back in Port Augusta for about 5 days until Sunday when Garry and Noonie get back so we can get back into the walk again.
When I’m in Port Augusta I well be organizing things with the people of Port Augusta about the march over the bridge, the assembly meeting and the BBQ after the walk over the bridge. I have decided that when I’m organizing things with the council and the mayor. That the march over the bridge, assembly meeting and BBQ going to be held up until I walk into Port Augusta. I have to walk other 6 more days until I reach Port Augusta. But today because we have to hand over the bus to Deano Walker family to us it for funeral. We have to drive down to Port Augusta to hand it over and also pick up the car. But we decided to stay around for 5 days so I can organize things and Garry and Noonie can go home to Perth for personal reasons.
Also when I’m in Port Augusta for the next 5 day I well be going around seeing the kids at they school, talking with the elders and seeing the locals as well. But the main thing being in Port Augusta is to organize things and get every thing ready when I walk in to Port Augusta in the next 6 day after Sunday when Garry and Noonie get back from Perth to continue our walk in to Port Augusta. So when I walk into Port Augusta everything well be ready for us
Day 163: 10.30am
[Admin Toby] Next batch of Shirts will be going out in March – Last day to order is this Friday 👣😎 If you live in Victoria and would like a shirt before Clinton arrives, please order soon!
Thanks to: Jane-Spider Hawke in LA, Ned Blagojevic and Paul Davis
And thanks in advance to buyers; your patience is appreciated. Clinton’s shirts are pre-ordered with Lifewear – they are not stocked or distributed as part of Lifewear’s catalogue (with being made as ‘in kind support’) we have to wait for their dates of manufacture.
Day 163: 11.30am
Ocean here I come, not seen the ocean for 5 month. The first think I be doing when we reach Port Augusta is to jump out of the car and run down to the ocean and go for a swim I well take a photo of jumping in to the ocean for every one
Day 163: 4pm
Garry’s car is up and running, thanks again to the good people willing to help Clinton, Port Augusta is preparing to welcome Clinton at a later date, now that we are able to travel again. At a later date we will be heading out. – Noonie
Day 163: 4pm
Hey all quick update just letting you know I’m now in Port Augusta and going to be staying over at guys place name Stephen Atkinson for next 5 days of been in Port Augusta. In the time of me been in Port Augusta I be organizing think with the mayor, the police and local council to start getting think ready and organizing think with the school and locals about the walk when I walk in. I’m only here for 5 days until Garry and Noonie get back from Perth on Sunday. When they are back from Perth than we be continued our walk from where we stop to start the walk again to make our way into Port Augusta.
Day 163: 4.30pm
The sun rise this morning had a gold colour to it. – Noonie
“Think of the courage shown by individuals like Clinton Pryor, a Wajuk, Balardung, Kija and Yulparitja man, who is making a long walk for justice from Perth to Canberra, protesting about the closure of remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia, amongst other things.
As I read about his journey to date – at his website and ABC – I imagined, what if…
…what if other people, in other places and other countries, followed in his footsteps? What if Clinton’s long walk was just the beginning of many other such transformative journeys?
There is nothing like a long walk for bringing clarity to confused thoughts and agendas, and for connecting us with what matters most.”
Day 121: 4pm
Hey guys quick update just letting you know we just reach Marla roadhouse about 160km from the boarder of Northern Territory the first road house we got to in South Australia. We got a bit of a set back the weather up this way on top of South Australia is really hot and the car has being playing up. The water pump in the engine of the car is broken and now has a hole in it. So that mean our engine has being over heating and we cannot go a head down south with out fixing it.
Also on top the roof rake on the trailer has broken down and falling on the trailer and that need fixing to and we don’t have no spree tyres. But thank to APY community Indulkana we when to see just than have allow us to use they work shop to fix the water pump in the engine and fix up the roof rake and also giving us three new tyres for free. We a going to stay over night at the marla roadhouse and tomorrow go out to Indulkana community to fix the car up.
I just wanted to thank APY Indulkana community for allowing us to use the work shop and giving us a helping hand to fix the car up and giving us three new tyres. Thank you Indulkana community.
Day 121: 7pm
Thanks so much Samantha!
Day 122: 8am
Wake up this morning watching the news how the weather like for today. The weather in Queensland is 38 dragees all ready at 7:00am.I like well I been walking no stop thought this summer heat and the weather it self is just warming up. It been not stop heat every sin we walk into south Australia. So there for the team and i going to be walking at night and chill all day so we don’t get sun burn in the day time.
We going to stay a other night in Marla roadhouse because the car is not fix. We a going back out to the community to continued working on the car until it finish. Than start getting back into the walk again and make our way south towards port August.
Day 122: 4pm
It been a very busy day today everyone was working hard on the car and the trailer to get think done and ready to head south. The new tyres are on, widow is fix and the rake on the trailer is fix. The only think left now is to fix the water pump in the engine. Once the water pump is fix than we can get back into the walking heading towards port August way. I feel good doing a good day of working hard. Now it time to relax and have something to eat and have a beer after hard day of working.
Day 122: 5.30pm
Half way there still got another 2, 530km* to go to reach the end of this journey I when on. This journey I went on with Garry and Noonie well always be with me when I finish it and for the days of my life until I get old. I know people have being waiting on me to start speaking the truth. But I waiting until the right time because I’m enjoying what I’m seeing out here on the land and out in the bush because I’m with my ancients and my people learning and understand what need to people done for my people and for the wildlife. Port August is where I well speak and how I’m going to move this country forward.
This walk I’m on is more than me it is about all of us and it about how we can make this right. I have walk and walk on this land within my ancient foot steps and seen thought they eyes how they live of the land and how they live free for over 100,0000 until Western came here and change our way of life. Now I understand why my ancient showing me thought the spirit fire to walk a cross the country. When I was on heirisson island in Perth fighting to stop community to be closure down and for the homeless to get home. My ancient wanted me to do this because to end the sufficient, pain and save my culture from dieing out and bring this country together.
This country is ready to make it right because the people out there on this land we share and my people wanted change but didn’t know how to bring us together and have being yelling for it. But thought this walk has made it happen, there all different culture people in this country and around the world watching this walk. This walk was never about me, it about bring us together and putting our difference to the side because we all wanted the same think and that is to live happen, free and make the world a better place.
*[Admin] Distance to be adjusted after Timesheets update!
“It is with great regret that we have had to withdraw from being a part of the Clinton’s Walk For Justice Team, due to some unforeseen circumstances. Big goodbye and good luck Clinton from Rayshell, Katelin and Gina.” – Georgina
Day 56: 11am
It is unbelievable how this walk change me into a better person than what I was few month back. But I love it how I look now than back than. All got to do with becoming more than want you never think off.
Day 56: 1pm
This is what I look like before I started this walk for justice. A working class man.
Day 56: 4.30pm
Day 57: 1.30pm
[Admin Toby] At the beginning of the journey, Bernard Namok Jnr aka Bala B interviewed Clinton on TEABBA radio broadcasting across the Top End to all remote communities. Here some of Bala B’s ‘CountryMen’ volleyball team-mates proudly show their support!
Day 57: 6pm
When we was at Wiluna. This two statue is to honor the last of the nomad’s. The two old people who was find out in the Gibson Desert name where Warri and Yatungka. Warri and Yatungka were believed to be the last of the Mandildjara tribe of the desert nomads to live permanently in the traditional way. Their deaths in the late 1970s marked the end of a tribal lifestyle that stretched back more than 30,000 years.
I think about this two amazing people that they name well live on through out the century to come and that our people well know that this two were the last two people in our culture way. Who live the old way before our people change in to this modern world we live now. I still reading the book and I up to page 52 now and it starting to make me understand more about this two and how they live they life before passing on.
Day 57: 6.30pm
Well better rest up good tonight and watch a movie because tomorrow time to get back into the walk. We had our two day rest at the road house and it time to start getting back into the walk again to make our way to Warburton town than. Where we can rest up for other two days and have a talk with the elders and locals before heading off to Uluru. I cannot not wait to see Uluru. She going to be something to see from a long way. I’m just go straight to Uluru and hug it like no tomorrow.
Day 58: 11.30am
[Admin Lisa] We have said it many times now, but your support means everything to us, every post, like, share and comment helps to drive Clinton on. With such a long walk ahead, maybe now is a great time to share this post with you, written by the very talented Lynda. Thank you for sending this in, Clinton will love it.
A Nyungah man is walking cross Australia
A Nyungah, Clinton Pryor is his name
This south-west man is walking now for justice
He’s travelling and calling for a change
He’s walking from Perth across to Canberra
He’s walking, to get a message through
You might not know it ….
You might not know him…
But he’s walking Australia for you too
You might think a Nyungah walking in the out- back
Would hardly make a scratch upon a wall
But first week he got a call to say sorry
That the “Sorry” said had made no change at all
And as leader spoke to leader on the cell phones
The sun rose higher in the sky
A Nyungah man is walking his country
Walking proud… .and asking why
A Nyungah man is walking Australia
He’s one of the willing and the few
They’re walking all the way to Canberra
Where politicians do…. what they do
He’s gathering the stories of his people
And listening to the stories of the land
Sending out a daily record on his face book
So people in the city understand
Exposing the failures in the system
Learning of the sorrow and the pain
The growing list of promises broken
The struggle, always struggle with no gain
A Nyungah man is crossing Australia
And calling for a right to the wrongs
For an end to injustice and the failure
To find a way that we can all belong
A Nyungah Man is walking this country
He’s walking to get a message through
You might not know it ….
You might not know him…
But he’s walking Australia for you too.
Sometimes days without a signal
Solid road becomes dirt track
But TV News and film crews
Are now crossing the out-back
To Leanora, Laverton,
And Warburton as well
And Clinton’’s walk for Justice
Is the story that they tell
He’s walking in the heat of the desert
Through the centre and on past Uluru
You might not know it ….
You might not know him…
But he’s walking Australia for you too
Day 58: 12.30pm
[Admin Jake] One of Clinton’s friends and supporters had been discussing a pair of painted up steel capped boots for Clinton.
About two to three weeks ago, Marcia sent her finished artwork off from Queensland to her partner Wazza in Perth. Wazza and his Dad then drove the boots out to Clinton over the space of a couple of days, past Kalgoorlie and handed them over to Clinton. Below are a few beautiful pics that only just touch on the story.
The boots also accompanied a letter from Ngallagunda remote community which Clinton is reading in one if the photos, which they wish for Clinton to present to Mr Turnbull in Canberra.
Thank you to Marcia, Wazza and Wazza’s Dad and the Ngallagunda remote conmunity and everyone else that contributes to Clinton’s journey.
Much love! You are all fantastic!
“These shoes were donated to bring the situation at ‘Ngallagunda Remote Aboriginal Community’ to the public. They have tried to silence us through threats and intimidation but the world needs to know what is happening on these cattle stations and how morally bankrupt people are actively and persistently working to take over our aboriginal run stations. If there is someone reading this who has any kind of legal or social background that can lend advise or time the mob at Ngallagunda will welcome conversation with you. Pm me and I can put you in touch with them. Thank you for all the kind words also. And Clinton, you’re a legend – you will go down in history.” – Marcia
Day 59: 7am
[Admin Toby] Orders for the first batch of Clinton’s Walk Supporter Shirts are open until Monday 14th November in order to secure your delivery for early December. Please visit the shop to order! Message or email for more details.
Meet John Olsen, he’s walking diagonally across Australia to raise funds for Leukodystrophy. Clinton recently ran into him on the Great Central Road.
Show this guy some love will ya, what a champ!
Day 49: 3.30pm
Day 51: 10am
[Admin] Flash back to the very beginning of the walk: leaving Matagarup, Heirisson Island. September 8th, 2016.
Day 52: 4.30pm
Day 52: 7.30pm
– Garry’s Gallery
Day 53: 9.30am
“Clinton has a virus and we are back at Cosmo Newberry to see the nurse, is on antibiotics and rest up today and tonight see how he is in the morning.” – Garry
Day 53: 1pm
[Admin] Garry just checked in with the Perth Support Team. Clinton is unwell with a virus, they have taken him back to Cosmo to rest up and see a nurse. He’s ok, just unwell. He slept through the big race today and the feed put on by Cosmo PS but Garry got him some grub for when he wakes up. We will let you know more as we hear it!
Day 53: 5pm
Hey all quick update we about 2 days from the road House and that is about 108km We got a bit of a set back last night I got a cold and my left jaw has swallow up. So this morning we came back to Cosmo community to see the nurse about some medication to help with the swollen jaw. I be camping over night in Cosmo to be look after from the local before drive tomorrow back out to the camp sit where the team is to start the walk again.
I do apologize to all for not putting status up to let you know where I’m. There no signal out here and it starting to get hot now that why we start doing the walk at 3:30am stop at 10:00am and Start again from 2:00pm till 6:30pm. So I just wanted to let you know where I’m o.k
Upload a selfie and hashtag #ClintonsWalk to help spread the word and be part of this historic undertaking.
Thank you for your support!
Day 54: 7am
Good morning all how are we this morning. Just letting you all know I feeling better now. The swallow on my left jaw has going Down and I’m ready to go and get back in to the walk. I well be off Facebook for about two day until I get to the road house. Than I going to let the team have a two day rest at the road house before we make our way to Warburton town than.
Dy 54: 8am
“Cosmo Sunrise.” – Garry
Day 54: 9.30am
To our tourist people who want to visit Uluru. If you have respect for us and our culture you won’t climb Uluru where our dream time begun. Respect get you long way in a way of showing that you care about who we are and what we believed in. Respect get you a long way. Please have a read by pushing on the picture to zoom in on the word. What is written from the heart land people.
Day 55: 12pm
[Admin] Look at the awesomeness that is this cake! Made by the folk at the Tjukayirla Roadhouse. Wow!
Day 55: 7pm
Hey all quick update just letting you all know we alright and have made to the roadhouse and now half way to Warburton. It mite take us about 8days to get to Warburton due to some car trouble. But we alright and going to try get the car fix before making our way to Warburton.
When I first started this walk I said to my self that no matter how hard the walk get I well not give up, I well not give in, I well not forget those who help me and I well not forget my family back home who watching me do ever step I take on the country. I well finish this walk no matter want happen because I choose to believed in my dream that I visualizes when I was a little boy on making a change. I well finish this walk because I have to support of people who believed on see this change happen.
Timesheets page has been updated! New Map! 938kms from Perth to Laverton so far!
– Admin Gee
Day 43 : 2.30pm
“Laverton, we are in a caravan, about head off to the race track, enjoying the people here.” – Noonie
Day 43: 5pm
“Laverton race club, the kids get a close look, a fun day for them.”
“At Laverton race track there was a fire works display, I was posting a video of it but, the music in it stop it going on post, so you can not see it, it did top a good night off well.” – Noonie
Day 43: 7.30pm
“At Clint’s before the races Laverten.” – Garry
Day 45: 9.30am
Hello quick update. I leave Laverton tomorrow as because I busy all day going to the Laverton primary school, need to go to the post office, getting a second vehicle to travel with us thought the desert area on to Canberra and talking with the elders about want being happen in Laverton and what need to be done. It starting to warm up as well so I starting to realise that it going to be hot traveling though the center road. But I’m ready and can do this.
Day 45: 2.30pm
“Clinton comes to meet the children at Mt Margaret school.” – Noonie
Day 45: 1.30pm
I’m here at the that one spot where the road end and turn in to gravel road. It where I be walking on for 17 to 20 day until Warburton without no signal. This where I well say to my self if you want to show the world how strong, powerful and a leader I’m to make a change in this world. I well make this walk on to Warburton than Uluru. This part of the walk well be the hardest think I have every done in my life.
It is now getting hot and I mute have to walk at night where the temperature get negative 7 degree. This is where I become a man and a strong man. I can see my old people well be watching over me.
But this walk is for everyone and to show them it only take one person to change the world we live in. The power of one. Though out history is it is the action of one person that can inspired the movement of change. I’m doing this for my family, my friends, my people, my follower, Australia and for the world.
I well complete this part and everyone well be watching this part to see if I can do it or not. But I well let you all know that I can do this because I believed I can do this and believed that this world we live in can become a better place than want it is now.
Day 45: 3pm
Day 45: 4pm
Hey guys if you want a t shirt Clinton walk’s for justice. It well be available soon on the website when it created and I well let you know how to get one. I just wanted to thank Toby John for organizing this for us. Also I just wanted to thank lifewear for making them for us. All profit’s well come to us to help with the walk. Just keep an update to see when they are available.
Day 45: 5.30pm
Tonight on NITV the point with Stan grant at 9:00pm. Please watch tonight and see want they going to say about me and the walk I’m doing.