Day 238: 4am
The end of the day, we have a roof over our heads tonight. – Noonie
Day 238: 8am
Good morning guys quick update just letting you know we are heading down south now towards a community call Raukkan community to see elder, original leader and our people to listen about what been going on and what needed to be done to make it right. We been told there about 400 people living out in Raukkan community and I don’t what to miss this community. We going to be there until the afternoon than head back to Tailem Bend town to rest up tonight. Than tomorrow morning we leave Tailem Bend on the road down Princes Hwy to walk towards Melbourne and most of all get close to the border of victory state
Day 238: 11am
Our day at Raukkan another good day. Across the ferry to the community. – Noonie
Day 238: 1.30pm
It was a great day today going out to Raukkan community meeting everyone and listen to all the story about Raukkan community and it history pass.
The most amazing think of been out their at Raukkan community was to see and meet in person to honor who pass way for all the amazing think he has done in he life Davis Unaipon.
David Unaipon was a well-known Indigenous Australian of the Ngarrindjeri people, a preacher, inventor and writer. Unaipon’s contribution to Australian society helped to break many Indigenous Australian stereotypes, and he is featured on the Australian $50 note in commemoration.
The one think I always learn from David Unaipon was his saying “As a full blood member of my race I think I may be the first – but I hope not to be the last to produce an enduring record of our customs, belief and imagining.”
Day 238: 11pm
A good place to come and see, our stay was pleasant and some more Australian history to listen, and well presented – Noonie
Day 239: 7am
Good morning guys we be leaving Tailem Bend today at 9:00am this morning. If people what to know where we are or which way we walking. We are walking on Princes Hwy, Dukes Hwy and Western Hwy all the to Melbourne thought a lot of town next to Princes Hwy. So if you are looking for us you only need to look on the side of the hwy to see us walking
Day 239: 8.30am
I just wanted to thank Jordan Sumner and Raukkan community for invited us yesterday to the community. It been a amazing going out there to see you guys and meet with the elder and the people of Raukkan community. I enjoy every moment been out there and understand the history of how Raukkan community was build on. The team, admin team and my self wanted to thank everyone out in Raukkan community for the amazing time and for showing us around.
We want to Thank you Jordan Sumner and Raukkan community for letting us come out there to see you and spend the time to.
Day 239: 10.30am
We are on our way out of Tailem Bend heading out along the Dukes Highway. – Noonie
Day 239: 4.30pm
Yep we up for it again we going to do a bit of night walking for a little bit until we get tired and than we set up camp to rest. It been a beautiful day of walking today and it a bit cold but we are o.k the more we head south east and the more we get closer to the Victoria broader. It getting more and more cold. We been for the last couple month have been walking none stop thought summer and our body are use to the summer heat. But now we need to train our body to get use to the cold.
When we get closer to the broader of Victoria, we going to start organizing think for Melbourne to start getting think ready for us when we walk into Melbourne. I hope that when we get into Melbourne it well be a power house for this walk to lift it up and get it out there. On top that a lot of the people of Melbourne well join us to march on the street for justice and for change. This is my first time going into Melbourne I never been there before. But I hope when we get there it well be something to remember.
Day 239: 2pm
From Tailem Bend to lunch break. – Noonie
Day 239: 5.30pm
If people what to know where we are. We are walking on Dukes hwy. It well take us 3 day to 4 day walk to border town. If you looking for us on the dukes hwy you only need to look on side of the road walking
Day 239: 6.30pm
Just wanted to thank Ashley Hefron for keeping her promises to her grand mother. Her grand mother has been following me on my walk from the beginning. Sadly her grand mother pass away one month ago. Her grand mother try her best to stay a live to see me when I enter in her country area and was loving my walk because for what I was doing for our people. But she pass away from cancer. Before her grand mother pass away on her last day. She told Ashley hefron to keep a promises to her.
She told ashley hefron to go and come to see me to meet me and talk to me. I was sad to hear this story ashley told me that her grand mother was waiting for me and wanted to see me before she pass on. It breaking me and I was hurt in my heart to hear this.
I just wanted to let people know this walk I when on is not easy I have begin thought a lot of town, community, station and homeland and I have sat down and listen to this story and other issue as well. It is a hard road I’m walking and I’m carrying all this message with me to Canberra for the people and get justice for those who pass on. I only ask if you was walking this road you well understand. Put I’m here to help and I’m going to make sure to get justice for everyone no matter what.
I just wanted to thank Ashley hefron for coming to see me today and for keeping here promise to her grand mother.
Her grand mother is in the Middle RIP.
Day 239: 8.30pm
Day 239: 11pm
From lunchtime to the end of the day for us. – Noonie
Breakfast stop with the mischievous BRETT – Garry
Day 237: 8am
It contains a brilliant analysis of ‘reconciliation’, international obligations and the Draft Treaty. Published in 1987, it is absolutely current in the core context of where Aboriginal people are today, as we continue to advocate for our long-denied Sovereign Rights as the First Nations people of this continent.
This Aboriginal Sovereign Position, Legal Entitlement and Draft Treaty was written after consultation with Aboriginal Members of the Sovereign Aboriginal Coalition attended at Alice Springs on 19th to 21st June 1987, and incorporating the advice of the Aboriginal Sovereign Communities throughout these, our Sovereign Domains.
Day 237: 9am
We stayed at Arnold Gollan Waili for the night, then down to the Park and now heading out of Murray Bridge. – Noonie
Day 237: 9am
This system that this government has put on us all. It time we smash it down and rebuild it in a way for the people to control it. No more greedy man in suit to control our life and tell us how we should live it. We need a new system to be in place where this piece of a government need to be under control by the sovereign people and Australia people. It time for the governor general to leave Australia and be replace by a culture council who run by sovereign people from each country area and also run by our brother and sister who live here with us an who share this land with us. Aboriginal law must set on top of the white man law because our law is the law of the land.
As long the governor general is here who control the government we are all slave to a system that control our live. It time for the governor general to leave and be place by culture council who run and control by sovereign people and Australia people to. So this government dose not get out of hand or do what ever they like. Any law they try pass thought on us we as a people can stop it and tell them to take it back or change it. It time the power is giving back to the sovereign people that we lost 230 year ago. The time has come and it is the right time for this to happen. It cannot wait any longer or it well be to late for this to happen.
Day 237: 10am
On the Princess Highway on our way. – Noonie
Day 237: 12pm
Time to head on the hwy way on Princess hwy. We left Murray Bridge and now heading to the next town call Tailem Bend. If people what to know where we are we be walking on princess hwy all the way to Melbourne going thought all the town on Princess hwy. We couldn’t walk on the hwy from Adelaide to Murray Bridge because it was a Fwy and to dangerous for the team and I. Also the minister of transport told us we couldn’t walk on the Fwy. So we when the thought the back way to Murray Bridge town but now it safe from Murray Bridge on would to Melbourne.
Now another think came to mind that we have notest that there been division going on ever since we left Perth. The team, the admin team and my self what to let people know if people not getting a lone with someone we talking to or organizing think with them about the walk into town or city for a event. Also if the person trying to organize think with us and not working with a person that they don’t get a lone with put what to organize think with us. I going to let you know.
Don’t get angry with me,my team or my admin team because we are here on this walk to bring unity and here to work with both group on this walk. This walk is about working together on one goal and that is getting think done right for us all against a system who what to control us. We what unity not division so let make this work.
So please from my self, from my team and from my admin team if there any division going on, on where we are or who we going to work with now on, on this next couple month on where we walking. Please don’t put my self, my team and admin team and mainly my walk in between. We are here to work with everyone and here to make this right o.k guy cheers !!!
Day 237: 2.30pm
Out of Murray Bridge to lunch break, on the Princess Highway. – Noonie
Day 237: 5.30pm
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Day 237: 6pm
Hey guys quick update just letting everyone know we made it into Tailem bend town and staying at uncle Darren Mundy place in Tailem town. Tomorrow morning at 9:00am we be driving down south towards a community call Raukkan community to see elder, original leader and our people to listen, what been going on and what needed to be done to make it right. Then we drive back to Tailem tomorrow afternoons to rest up. Than Monday morning come we get back into the walk to head south east towards Melbourne way.