Day 269: Melbourne; After the March

Day 269


Day 269: 8am

[Admin Luke] Oh wow, lots of donations have come in overnight. Thank you all so much! Our crowdfund is about to break $20k!!!

Keep it coming, let’s make sure Clinton and the team get ALL the way to Canberra!

photo credit: thirdeyefirst photography


Day 269

[Admin] Our Orations: http://murrupbarak.unimelb.edu.au/engage/our-orations


Day 269: 9am

Good morning guys before I began the day of doing stuff in Melbourne. I just wanted to thank everyone who came last night for the night march thought Melbourne and joining me on my walk for justice. The march last night and rally we did was fanatstic and amazing we stop Melbourne in it place and we hit number 1 spot on Twitter of most talk.

Everyone on Twitter and Facebook has been talking about the march that happen in Melbourne last night and we are getting bigger and stronger each day.

I what to thank the warrior resistance group for organising last night event with my admin team. I what to thank Arika Waulu, Dtarneen Onus Williams, Meriki Onus and Gabi Briggs for the amazing hard work to make sure that last night event when well. So thank you Warrior resistance and evey one else for the amazing march last night.

We still got a long way a head of us on the walk. But we all know something need to be done and this why I walk to make a stand for justice and fight for change. We hope in time when we reach Canberra that everyone who come last night and those before well meet us in Canberra to join us to make a stand for Justice.

Thank you warriors resistance and thank you everyone for last night.


Day 269: 10am


Day 269: 10am

Some photos of the last day we were walking towards Melbourne. – Noonie


Day 269: 12pm

It is time we must start looking at doing national day of rally across this country in each state at Parliament house and out in town an community. If we don’t start looking at fight back for our right as human bean and as a multicultural nations for our future and for our child future. Our country it self well start looking like American or start looking at a country becoming a third world country and we don’t what that. In time we well start looking at a National day of rally for justice and this need to be done before all well be lost.


Day 269: 1.30pm


Day 269: 8pm

[Admin Gee] Thank you Tina and Kara Lea for letting us share this deadly dude!

“Here’s my Gunditjmarra warrior Isiah with Clinton after giving him his boots xxx
#proudnanny#loveyabrotherclinton#clintonswalkforjustice


Day 269: 8pm


Day 269: 11pm

Homeless in Melbourne – Garry

Day 267 & 268: Pre-March Melbourne

Day 267: 11am

[Guest Post] Drawing of Clinton, an indigenous Australian man currently walking across country from Matagarup/Heirrison Island in Perth to Parliament House in Canberra, following songlines and visiting communities along the way, where he will eventually be seeking an audience with the Prime Minister and address the many injustices against the First Nations people of this land.

Pen on paper/card – 2017

Jolon Larter


Day 267: 12pm

Our lunch stop and the people we had meet today, great people. – Noonie


Day 268: 9.30am

Good morning all don’t forget today is the day we march thought Melbourne. So get ready and bring what you need for today march. I well see you all this afternoon at the march.


Day 268: 11am

[Admin Gee] Flashback to our very first video back in Perth on Matagarup…. we’ve come a long way team!


Day 268: 12pm

[Admin Gee] Don’t forget to send us your pics today Melbourne! Thanks to the Naarm Support Team for this beauty!


Day 268: 1pm

Just passing through Hillside. – Noonie


Day 268

On the road today heading to Melbourne. – Noonie


Day 268: 1pm

Perth man walks 4000 kilometres for Justice – arrives Melbourne JUNE 6

Clinton’s Walk For Justice in Naarm (Melbourne)

What: 100’s of supporters and Warriors for Aboriginal Resistance march with Clinton into Melbourne

Time: Tuesday, June 6, 5pm – Press conference (Parliament Gardens), March at 5.30pm

Location: Begin at Parliament Gardens, march to Flinders St Station

On the evening of June 6, Clinton Pryor and his support team from Clintons Walk for Justice will walk into Melbourne to be joined by hundreds of supporters after travelling 4000 kilometres on foot since leaving Perth in September last year.

Clinton has been walking to draw attention to the issues facing his people – such as the high rates of Aboriginal people jailed, and suicides of young people, the closure of remote communities, and the strongly growing movement for treaty.

“Our sovereignty was never ceded and our rights as the first nation peoples of this land should be recognised and respected. We want a treaty and a real say in decision making.

Clintons Walk For Justice will join the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance in a march through Naarm (Melbourne), beginning at Parliament.

Clinton Pryor, a Wajuk, Balardung, Kija and Yulparitja 27 year old man from Western Australia has been on his walk since September, and he will have been on the road for a full year by the time he reaches Canberra (Via Sydney), where he and his team will deliver strong messages on behalf of the people and communities they have met with right across the country.

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.

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.“The government has been slowly cutting off services in these communities – denying basic human rights like water – they are clearing people off land, so they can no longer care for country – and its all for mining companies to make a profit,” said Clinton.

“We know the land very well, we have been living off it for thousands for years. We know very well how this land and the environment works. It’s time for you fellas to listen to us… it doesn’t just effect our people… every other person suffers as well as the wildlife. Our elders should be given back control over our communities,” he concluded.

Facebook Event for March: https://www.facebook.com/events/1864352090449006/

Clinton’s Walk For Justice is entirely grassroots organised and funded: gofundme.com/clintonswalk


Day 268

We finish the day and to get to drive into the City. – Noonie


Day 268: 1.30pm

[Guest Post] At Victorian Aboriginal Health Services woo! – WAR Mob


Day 268: 1.30pm

[Guest Post] Clinton got an awesome reception and feed from staunch aboriginal community here. Hearing about the concerns with treaty process. Clinton talking about communities he has met who have to travel 40km for fresh water. Ancestors Lands being destroyed. – Nicola


Day 268: 2pm

[Guest Post] car collecting signatures on the journey 🙂 – scorpiohh


Day 268: 2.30pm

Video courtesy of Victorian Aboriginal Health Services


Day 268

Clinton at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service to talk to the people their, a good welcome he received. After finishing here we walked into Melbourne for the march. – Noonie


 

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 262 & 263: Leaving Ballarat

Day 262: 6am

Wwwwoooo our walk is starting to make it way back into social media group and it about time please have a read.

“A WA indigenous man is more than eight months, 4000km and five pairs of shoes into his walk from Perth to Canberra for Aboriginal rights.”


Day 262: 6.30am

Good morning everyone people in Ballarat there a event today come a long to meet my team an I at Victoria park around 10am today. I well see you all there


Day 262: 10am

It is about time main stream media are now covering this walk for justice. So tonight we be watching the news to see what they going to say about the walk. Let make this walk big and get it out there to the people before we reach Canberra.


Day 262

A cold start to this morning, -3, that has been the coldest, it beat WA by -1 with a -2 in WA. Then to a meeting in a park were channel nine film Clinton and was on tv tonight. Well done channel nine. – Noonie


Day 262: 11.30am

Change your profile to support Clinton Pryor’s Walk from WA to Canberra #IsupportClinton#WalkForJustice


Day 262: 2pm

I just wanted to thank Shu Brown from inclusion coordinate for organize think for the last couple day and help organize the event today in Ballarat. Also what to thank other for helping. City of Ballarat – Koori Engagement Action Group (KEAG) for accommodation for tonight and Fiona Machin for helping us with organize accommodation last night.

I what to thank Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative (BADAC) for accommodation in Beaufort where we stay before making our way this way. I also what to thank Bryon Powell – Elder & Tradition Owner – Wadawurrung People from Ballarat country area for welcoming us to they country.

DELWP – Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for help with think and also Mr Tony Lovett from the Koori Hub and the Ballarat Masters Football Club for the BBQ this morning. Thank you Ballarat community for welcoming us in to your beautiful town.


Day 263: 8.30am

Good morning guys before i start the day of walking this is Jack and Daniel, they regularly donate their pocket money to great causes and chose #ClintonsWalk this month. My admin team took the liberty of sending them a thankyou postcard. Their mum Skye has given her permission to share this. I just want to thank Jack and Daniel from the bottom of my heart for donating to our walk. You two are little league please keep following us on Facebook because think a going to get really amazing when we reach Melbourne

Thank you Jack, Daniel an to your mother Skye thank you

[Admin] Clinton’s Walk For Justice GoFundMe


Day 263: 9am

[Admin] On the evening of June 6, Clinton’s Walk For Justice will join the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance – WAR 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.”

Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance is a of collective of young Aboriginal people committed to the cause of decolonization and the philosophy of Aboriginal nationalism – resistance and revival.

We invite all of the community to support Clinton walk through Naarm. Families are encourage to bring their young ones along to meet deadly brother Clinton.

What to bring: Banners, flags, gum leaves and paint-up.
Must bring rain weather gear to protect yourself from the elements, it is expected to be a cold welcome into Naarm.

Rain, hail or shine our brother Clinton walks for justice and we know we can show him our strength, love and support next Tuesday at 5pm at Parliament.


Day 263: 1pm

Hey guys please have a read another media release. This one is from the courier Ballarat news an paper media group.


Day 263: 8pm

Our day has finish in Ballarat. – Noonie


Day 263: 11pm

The country side and things to see, on out way in to Ballarat. – Noonie