The mountains were covered in a smoke haze in the distance. The opening in the clouds aloud the sun to beam the light down, also along the slope.
That evening we had a visit by our two walkers Moureen and Ileine (hope my spelling in right) sister’s. Once again a story of a life in the bush to evade the Government process of taking children away.
Then came their story of life on their Country and the struggle with Government over the land on their Country. The same process and talk from Perth to Cann River. I had also received a photo to pass on. I have chosen this opportunity to pass it on.
The photo is a heart with the First People’s, Colours, of the First Nations of this Continent. The heart represents the Mother’s love. Mother to children, children to Mother and one of Country and the Earth. Culture. The impact of the Empire is still been used today, the Mother’s are still suffering today.
Theses two sisters, soft speaking women talk and speak the same, as all the people across the Continent. A great Continent of people’s with, an out dated Government values, that are not representing the people. – Noonie
Saturday 15th of July on our way to the border on the Monaro Highway. – Noonie
We crossed the Cann River a few times today, we picked up a walker and missed out on a lunch break. – Noonie
How far I have walk now not far to go know Sydney here we come. I be saying I walk it from Perth to Sydney and than from Perth to ccccaaaannnberra. Walk about 4,700km and 9month of walking soon to be 10month. I’m the spirit walker
Good morning guys it a other beautiful day here in melbourne it amazing to see that i walk it all the way from Perth to melbourne now and i can say i have listen, heard and understand what been happen here on this walk a cross this great country seen community, homeland, station, town and city.
We going all the way and we ain’t going to back down until we reach canberra to see the governor general. It time for the queen right hand man need to see us to talk about what we want. The walk for justice has know become a voice for those who voice is not been heard. A none is a none it time we get what we want.
Day 273: 10am
[Admin Luke] Last year this young Gunditjmarra warrior and supporter of Clinton’s Walk, Isiah, spent all his saved up moneybox money – $140 of his own pocket money – to put on a feed for homeless mob in Fitzroy.
This year, Isiah saved his money and used it to buy a new pair of boots for Clinton to wear the walk to Canberra. What a little legend!
After learning this story, we thought it only right to help the young fella continue his tradition of helping the homeless.
And so this afternoon, we will be co-hosting a public event with Democracy in Colour in honour of Isiah. The event will be held at Victoria Trades Hall and will provide free food for those in need.
This is also an opportunity for homeless folk and supporters to come along and get a chance to meet with Clinton.
Come along and support a great kid, have a great feed and meet with Clinton and the Walk For Justice team before they leave Naarm.
Day 273: 4pm
I like to thank this great little leader Isiah and democracy in colour for doing a BBq this afternoon for the homeless. Isiah is a young Gunditjmarra warrior and supporter of my Walk, Isiah, spent all his saved up moneybox money – $140 of his own pocket money – to put on a feed for homeless mob in Fitzroy.
This amazed me that this little warrior Isiah saved his money and used it to buy a new pair of boots for me to wear the walk to Canberra. What a little legend!
I what to thank little Isiah from the bottom of my heart how amazing and great you are and yet your so young and your doing amazing staff for your people in your country area. In time my little friend when you grow up you and your family is always welcome back home in W.A when you like to come over and want to be showing around and i what you to know Isiah your a leader for our people when you grow up little brother. Dont stop believe because you already making a difference at your age keep believing my little brother.
I what to thank you as well for giving me a gift and a message on your behalf to take with me to Canberra to speak with the prime minister about what you want change. I well do this for you and for all the other little kids who want think change for the better of our people and for this country it self.
So thank you lsiah for the gift and letter on your behalf and thank you to democracy in colour for doing the event and going out of your way to make this happen.
Thank you everyone!!!!
Day 273: 4.30pm
Day 273: 6pm
Day 274: 8am
Photos from Saturday morning to Sunday night. Was on the bike so I could see more of Melbourne, lots of older homes a lots to see along the way. Enjoyed the two days site seeing on my way to see my niece. – Noonie
[Admin Gee] has updated the Timesheets page!
Over 4,300kms from Perth to Melbourne so far!
Next up, Gippsland! We have lots of exciting events planned for this next leg of the walk. Favourite this page to get all the updates, check in here and the Supporters group if you are in the Gippsland area and want to catch up with Clinton and the Team.
If you are in Gippsland (or beyond!) and have an idea of an event that we might be interested in, please join the Supporters group and put forward your idea, we are trying to fit in everyone we can!
Sydney, get ready! We are coming your way next!
***Please note: this may not be the exact route! Times, places and dates are subject to change.
[Guest Post] Melbourne is sad to see Clinton leave us, but we know his healing energy is needed right throughout this whole country! – Clendinnen Family
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.
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
Hey all everyone has being asking about when I be walking into Port Augusta for the walk over the bridge. Tomorrow afternoon my support team well be returned back from Perth to where I’m. when they are back here tomorrow afternoon the team and i well be driving back up to Glendambo to start the walk again. The walk from Glendambo to Port Augusta well take me about 8 days of walking.
The day of the march is on a Wednesday the 8th around 10-11am next month. On the 8th of March the police will be escorting me and my supporters down the road from the Standpipe and over the bridge and down to the foreshore. Everyone is welcome to join and walk with me over the bridge. Everything has being organize and ready to go for the 8th of march. I well be creating a event page on Facebook tomorrow so people well know when and what day the march over the bridge well start.
Day 168: 11am
[Admin Gee]Timesheets have been updated! Over 3000km so far! New map! As always, dates and times are subject to change as things pop up along the walk… ie. Justice Mobile needing an engine replacement!
Day 168: 6.30pm
Here watching Dusty Feet dancing tonight. Please watch the video I share Here is the link to the Dusty Feet web site to follow them on Facebook.
Day 168: 7pm
[Admin Gee] Admin Luke took L-FRESH The LION for a nice long walk through the wetlands the other day, sporting his Clinton’s Walk Supporter Shirt.
This was a few days ago just before I lost my phone. – Noonie
Day 123: 9.30am
This is were I lost my phone, we were diging a ramp to pull the trailer up and out, I felt something in side the leg of my pants, it was a 100mm ( cenapeed ?) It was crawling up the pants, when I put my hand on it I felt the boby on my leg, so getting it out was on my mine ! The phone was given bact to myself this morning by the police, thankyou to the people who handed it in. Thankyou. – Noonie
We were bogged then unhooked the trailer, got a flat tire ,broke the jack and then had to get the trailer out with the snatch rope worst day so far but alls well. – Garry
Hey guys quick update. Just letting you know the car is fix and we are ready to go to get back into the walk again. But before we start the walk again towards port August way. The team and I have decided today that we should visit one more APY community call MiMili. Mimili community is about 100km west from Marla roadhouse it is where APY women council group is. I have decided that I should see the APY women council group and have a meeting with them before I head south.
I have had meeting none stop with a lot of man group in community on this walk and had meeting with some of the women group. But this is a time where I can set down and listing and understand the APY elderly women council group from the central desert on what they want for they people and understand what is need done in APY community in the central desert. It is also about asking the APY women council group from the central desert to get support for the walk. I be having a meeting Tomorrow with APY women council group and Elders in MIMIli community.
Day 123: 7pm
The Mimili Community, the car gets a good reception, with Clinton talking to the Community people. The sun set and the moon rise is on top of rock hills around the Community. I was ready to walk down after the sun set, when I turned around and the moon was half up, it reminded me of the moon at Uluru. I like this journey. – Noonie
Day 123: 7pm
Look at where we staying for tonight in Mimili community. APY community have being so nice and helpful at think we need. We also got Foxtel to never watch foxtel seen we left Perth.
Day 124: 7pm
Mimili – Garry
Day 123: 7.30pm
The one think I have notest out in community is the way how my people look after the wildlife and do what best to help save animals like horse, dingo and other animal you can name in Australia. We as a people of the land who been living here for 100,000 years love taking care of it and know what need to be done to help the land and wildlife it self.
PS this baby horse was all a long out in the Bush not far from the community. So the women group got together and when out to save this baby horse and do what best to help other wild life who need help out in the desert area.