Well tomorrow it going to be Australia day. I hope to see all my people and none indigenous people tomorrow marching on the street and standing up for what right. I be watching tomorrow and I hope everyone who think Australia day should be change will join the rally tomorrow. Me on the other hand cannot wait to get to port August to start making action for this walk for justice and start kicking think up by march over the bridge to stop the vehicle in they place to get this hole country eyes on this movement. It is time for change and justice to be served this country is ready for it.
Day 136: 9am
Garry’s Flashback Gallery
Day 136: 10.30pm
It may look like I’m walking a lone in this photo. But my culture walk within me and over 1 billion of my ancient from the pass are walking with me in spirit to Canberra because they only want one think and that is to save my culture and stand up to keep it a live so the next generation know about they culture and who they are.
Day 137: 5am
Today don’t be shame of marching on the street on invasion day. Walk with proud and honor for your ancients it time for the date to be change to other day. Revolution has come forward Go strong my people who are marching today a none is a none we stand with the straight of our ancient to march for this day to be change to a other day.✊
Bit of a flashback to Invasion Day 2015 when Clinton’s Walk For Justice was just an idea! Clinton lead the march. Admin Luke, Gee, Jake and Lisa were all present on this day. This was the beginning of the walk!
Day 137: 12.30pm
Day 137: 5pm
There no other place I would be right now than setting with my ancient in a cave where they live and draw painting on the wall telling story’s about the land and the wild life. It also place I like to go to set down with elders and listing to they story about they ancient and why they old people draw on the wall telling story about the dream time. The place of healing, a place of learning and a place where you can understand this story why our ancients painted this painted for.
PS I got permission from the ranger who look after this place of knowledge to take this photo.
After leaving the homestead yesterday, we stop in at Mount Willoughby Station. Once again the people we meet are good and friendly. We sit around a table and talk, we hear how the children were taken to the missions, and again hear of similar treatment, sorrow, the lifes work to comeback to the place of birth, the journey of a life to reconnect to country. Then to here that how their Lore is coming back here on country. The fulfillment of a Cultural man’s life and struggling, working hard to bring his family and his Culture back together as one again on his country. It never left his heart, he now lives it. The British Empire is not here but its laws it left behind in 1901, 1905, do not belong in our modern times, the governments of today model itself on and around a old and out dated system, they have done very little or nothing about to fix it. Culture and Cultural people have and still live on country today, there connection to their history of thousands and thousands of years lives today as strong as it was when the British come to this continent. With the British came death and destruction to these people. Today with what is going on in the middle East, with the death and destruction going on there, Australia should start getting it right here at home. All the people on this Continent are my people, think about who do you think are your people? Most people who come here have come to live a better life or have fled persecution in another country. Do you belong in the last century or do you wish to live in peace this century. This century we have to get it right here at home and stop persecuting the First Nations People on there land in there Country.
Perhaps we should ask the Australian Government for help, after all they are helping in the Middle East. To activity peace in our lifetime we have to start here in out own backyard. If you don’t think so, you are on the wrong Continent or in the wrong Century. Or you can go for government and drink a toast in order, to God, Queen and Country. We need to start getting it right at home no matter were we live.
I am standing on the ground here at this moment. I ask you to go outside and stand on the ground where you are, I ask you are we standing on the same planet we call earth our home. Welcome to my home. – Noonie
Day 134: 8am
It amazing walking at night. When I was walking at night just about 50meter from the team by my self walking a head. There was two white owl fly up to me and hover around me and i was like aye never send this before, They was just hovering there looking at me and then they fly away.
That when i realize the spirit was just making sure I alright and letting me know we watching over you. I never seen that before seeing two white owl hovering there looking at me. Walking at night in the middle of no where out in the bush doing 50km walking in birch black darkness with the star are out and the moon shining it amazing making understand more how my old people and ancient walk around all night because it a hole new different world walking at night.
Day 134: 6pm
Got a bit wet last night. – Garry
Day 135: 2pm
We are heading South after leaving Mt Willoughby a warm day, trees are becoming smaller and less of them, water is still here in places, it became hotter later in the afternoon. – Noonie
Day 135: 3pm
We stop for a feed, this thunder storm was in the West, moving N East, it changed direction and started moving S East, the main storm past to the West of us, dumping lots of water along the way we are to walk. We had to stay here the night. Today overcast light rain most of the time to moderate rain. (sounds like a weather report) The heavy rain was last night, I think we could have been washed of the road.
Day 135: 3.30pm
Hey all just letting you know we made it to Coober Pedy town we staying in Coober for about 3 day before we make our way towards Port Augusta. After thee days in Coober Pedy it well take us about 14 days to Port Augusta. They was saying Coober Pedy was the hottest place in Australia and I was like yes I’m ready for this challenge, but nooooo I big Storm come over us last night from the west and made it rain all day on us talk about be soaked all day and I was up for the hot heat. But that o.k thank you to the ancient for doing that for us and cover us with a Storm to block out the sun. I cannot wait to get to Port Augusta that when think a going to start happen.
Day 135: 7pm
[Admin Gee] Hey guys! Event pages for those wanting to greet Clinton in Adelaide!
Day 135: 9pm
One think I learn about life is no matter how hard think get when you a fighting for something is to never give up on it, no matter what happens even if it get to hard for you because sooner or later you win in the end. It will show you how strong of a person you are and how strong your spirit is. This why i when on this walk for justice and i know I will reach Canberra and served justice for all who what justice to be served to this Corporate government.
That how strong I’m and not a feared of standing up for the truth because I believed in my self that I can make a difference and for all who live here. I’m proud to be a original person of this land we stand on and proud to be apart of a people who live here for over 100,000 year and i willing stand up for my people and for my culture survival.
I just wanted to thank uncle Victor Ashwin for showing us guys around for the last two day’s and explaining about the land, the law and what happen here in the past to your old people when the white man came here and start to destroy everything. Also I just wanted to thank you for taking us out to see community to find out want being happen in this country area. The story we hear, the pain they are going through and the anger they have at the government for not helping them. It should not be like this for the desert people. It get me that angry how the government promises our people think like they say and than don’t do nothing. The community and the station we went to are on the list to be closed, Kutkabueba community and Windidda station, from the forced closure of community.
This how the government work when a community or a station need help with thing. The government come out to see them and see want they can do and say yes we help we can do this or that to help you. But when they gone we wait and the government don’t do nothing to help our people because the government don’t care or have no respect for our cultures. All this government want from our people is our land to mine it and destroy it because the greed of needing money and land. But don’t care for the people who live and look after the land for 60,000 years.
Thank you uncle Victor Ashwin showing us around. Now we now know what the desert people need to help them for they community and at they station. We well not stop with this walk. Until our people in community or station start getting help from the government or this government can piss off out of this country. Now on our way back to Leonora today.
“Getting ready to pack up, have some food and look at some more country.” – Noonie
“About twelve ks from the community, this is were the water will come from to supply the houses, this is good drinking water, we fill our water containers from here. There was a small flock of bird’s hanging around waiting for up to go, I could not get a film of them drinking, a working dog would get to close and away they went. Victor Ashwin show us around Windidda, spoke on how hard they have keep up the work on Windidda, with little help from the government and not looking like getting much in the future. I wish Victor Ashwin and the members of this community and others community all the best of luck in this struggle for their homes on country.” – Noonie
“Having a feed of fresh beef ribs at Windidda” – Garry
Just having a read about Through Spinfix and Sand to the Last of Desert Family. The book is based on a family of four who was the last of the desert people and was find in 1975. The other one is call the Last of the Nomads. It based on a story about a couple of the old people man and women. They was find in 1977 and they were the last of old people who live out in the desert.
The shire of Wiluna going to donate the book Last of the Nomads for me to read. When I have free time and something to do I read it. So it give me understand more about the desert people and how they live out in the desert area.
Day 36: 1pm
Allan ASHWIN ,JUM ASHWIN, Garry ASHWIN ,Gary ASHWIN, Brendon ASHWIN, Randle ASHWIN ,Brendon ASHWIN JUNIOR,front row, Clinton Pryor , Victor Ashwin
North Pool, just North of Wiluna. – Noonie
We stop in it this community, they are working hard to keep it going. – Noonie
The old Wiluna hospital were Garry Ashwin and Jum Ashwin father Walter James Ashwin was born in 1934. The old hospital is getting a good work over and a face lift, a lot of work is been done there.
Day 37: 7am
Say hello to a baby Dingo. Wilum giving him the name Spider Man.
Day 37: 10am
Good morning all. All the way from the desert area at Wiluna town. It going to be a busy day today. We of to another community about 200km east of Wiluna to meet with the elders at this community. Also get they story about how thing being for them in the desert and see want being happen in this community.
Yellma boundary fence – Garry Ashwin
***WARNING: GRAPHIC PICTURES BELOW***
Day 38: 5pm
Hey guy we back in Wiluna after spending the night at Windidda Station with the local an elders getting they story and how the government is failing our people. I just wanted to thanks Roy Walker and Steven Walker for going hunting yesterday and getting us some meat more or less big bull for dinner and feeding us all. So Thank you brothers for getting us some meat for us all and giving us some meat for the road for Laverton to Warburton.