Good morning guys first I just what to thank Benchy from Busfleet Australia for helping us with two bus and use this bus to help everyone with the walk as we get ready to head towards Canberra.
I what to thank you Benchy from bus fleet for helping us and we well look after this bus very well until we finish the walk into Canberra. I we’ll let you know if we need a three bus. Thank you mate.
The other think I we’ll putting a update of what happening and where we are an how you can catch up by the bus picking you up. So please keep a eye out for the update when I go live for the final walk into Canberra.
Day 344: 9am
Day 344: 10am
Day 344: 2pm
[Admin Toby] Transcription of David Suzuki at the National Day of Action, Campbeltown NSW. 30 October 2016.
“You see, the issue is not one of racism, its about a colonial mindset and the battles you are having here are the same battles we are having in North America and in South America and in Africa. A colonial mentality that is not interested in Mother Earth.
I am astounded at the fact that you – Indigenous people still exist on this Land after all thats been done to you and I thank you. I thank you because we depend on you now, we need your leadership and the way of seeing the world that you have.
You see we have been blanketed by a mindset that does not see Mother Earth but sees resources and opportunities and its become a very powerful force – I am not Indigenous but I am here to say I am with you – to battle, because I am against the same mindset.
Someone said earlier that you want justice; you can not expect justice from a system that is built on denying the biggest crime of them all, which was that people came here and took your land! How can you have justice from a system that was built on that great crime to begin with?
So what I say is ‘we are now in a battle around the world’. A battle against the mentality that no longer sees the Earth as sacred. That no longer sees the Earth as our Mother. The very source of our lives and our well being.
And this is not any longer something that only Indigenous people have, it is people like me, people around the world who are beggining to realise that to talk about sustainability means that the only people on the Planet that know about sustainability are the people who have lived in place for thousands of years. And through the mistakes and failures and successes of their Elders, understand deeply what it means to live on the Land – with the Land.
So I just want to say thankyou. Thankyou for hanging on despite the horrors of what you’ve lived through. Your hanging on to something and we non-Indigenous want to work and help you work – with you, because we’ve got to overthrow the mentality that is ultimitely destroying this Planet.”
Monday the 21st. Our walk into Mittagong. To be welcomed to Country. – Noonie
A good ending to the day at Mittagong. Good people an a great day this day. – Noonie
Good morning guys it another beautiful day of walking today. Before we get into the walk today. I what to thank Robbie Hyde from Newcastle for organising everything when we went to Newcastle an doing the hard work organising BBQ, the event and letting everyone know we where coming to Murrook aboriginal community centre.
I what to thank Elders John Ridgeway for doing welcome to country at Murrook an welcoming the team an I onto they country. I what to thank Murrook aboriginal community centre for letting Robbie host the event at they place.
I what to thank everyone else for coming along to meet the team an I and also coming a long to support the walk for justice.
Thank you Robbie and everyone else at Newcastle for coming an showing your support.
Day 340: 7.30am
Hey all please come today to the event in Campbelltown. If you live around the area or know people from the area please let them know to come to the event today to meet the team an I.
Day 340: 8am
Day 340: 8am
Day 340: 9am
Day 340: 10.30am
The start of our Thursday to Wollongong this, 17th of August. – Noonie
Day 340: 10.30am
Day 340: 12.30pm
BBC world news has come out to join us for today, I told them that I what to change the statement around to let the world know what we want has first people of this country we want our treaty and we what international pressure on the Australian government, the Britain government and the crow it self to give us our treaty.
So we can move this country forward, but learn from the country pass. So we do not make the same mistakes ever again in the future.
Day 340: 1.30pm
Day 340: 3pm
[Admin Toby] The deal will see the Wik nations partner with Legion Wealths to export wood from tree lopping in Aurukun, exported to the Asian market.
This venture will include building a saw mill in Aurukun to provide local Employment for Aurukun people.
Currently the wood is chopped down and burnt for land clearing by Rio Tinto Mining. Aurukun people want to recycle it & export it to make furniture and other products.
The Asain Market is targeted for the recycled wood with the trade deal also including replanting of trees and rejuvenation of country by Legion Wealths.
In Campbelltown at the Tharawal Aboriginal Community were Clinton had a warm welcoming. – Noonie
Day 340: 4.30pm
Day 340: 4.30pm
Day 340: 5pm
The Campbelltown welcome. More good people to meet and wonderful people throughout the Lands and Country’s. – Noonie
Day 340: 5pm
Hey all a call out for assistance with two bus to help us with the final journey to Canberra. I need some help if anyone can lend two bus to help us from Campbelltown to Canberra why because there going to be a lot of people joinning us for the last leg of the walk from Campbelltown to Canberra. We going to have people travelling from central desert, Alice Springs, Warburton, Wiluna, leonare, Laverton and other part of Australia a going to join us in Campbelltown for the final walk.
Why I need bus: We ask for two bus because we going to have a lot of elder’s, family and child a going join us from Campbelltown on would and if they get tired they can jump on the bus to rest.
I ask if any aboriginal organisations or anyone else from here at Campbelltown on would to Canberra to assist us with two bus so we can help all this people who joinning us. It be good if a aboriginal organisation can lend us two bus and when we finish we can take the two bus back to you after the walk is finish or if aboriginal organisation can pay for fuel that the bus they lend us and when we finish we can take it back to you. We also ask for voluntee to drives this bus and to assist us driving this bus two help everyone who walking.
We need this help asap because we going to have a lot of people walking with us from Campbelltown towards Canberra. Please message me if you can help. We leave Campbelltown this Sunday morning why because we just giving people time to get here before we start the last walk towards Canberra. It going to be pack with people walking with us towards Canberra.
Day 340: 5pm
Along the road. – Noonie
Day 340: 7.30pm
A big call out if you can dance we need more young indigenous dancers to meet Clinton in Canberra show the government our many Aboriginal Originals then fill the council lawns let’s do it thank you.
Another big call out to all our friends and families if you can come to Canberra and support this young man Clinton is walking for Justice and for all let’s make it a big event so the government can stand up and listen thank you and see you there
We officially reached our Goal for this fundraiser just this morning!
Thank you all! (30/08/17)
Day 339: 7.30am
Day 339: 8.30am
Day 339: 9am
Day 339: 9am
Good morning guys it another beautiful day of walking today. I just what to thank people of Sydney for the amazing support and welcoming into Sydney Redfern the block.
I what to thank aunty Jenny Munro an her daughter Lorna Munro for organising everything in Redfern the event, food and welcoming to country in the block. Also doing a lot of the hard work to make sure the event when very well. I what to thank everyone else for coming to the event and welcome us into Redfern.
Thank you aunty Jenny an Lorna for doing all this for us and thank you, you mob from sydney for coming and showing support for the walk for justice.
I what to thank Kristen Parker the CEO of National centre of Indigenous excellence but now has left for helping us with accommodation in Redfern and making sure we had some where to stay.
The national centre of indigenous excellence don’t let any one stay at the place with out paying. But they have done this for us for free and the team and I what to thank you guys for letting us stay there.
Thank you everyone from sydney and thank you everyone from Redfern the block.
Wednesday, from Kiama, it look like the rain mite have been with us today, then the rain was gone, the sun was here to stay. – Noonie
Day 339: 10.30am
I just what to thank the people of La Perouse community for inviting us out to the community an organise a event on the day we arrived out there.
I want to thank the La Perouse aboriginal community health centre for organising everything like the BBQ, event and welcoming to country. Thank you La Perouse aboriginal community health centre.
I want to thank the elder’s for coming a lone to welcome me an the team to the community. I want to thank the year 4 kids for singing songs and welcoming us into the community. I also want to thank the school kids and high school kids for doing a welcoming to country traditional dance.
I want to thank everyone else from La Perouse and other for coming and showing support for want we a doing an also I what to thank you all for the amazing welcome into La Perouse community.
Day 339 11am
Day 339: 12.30pm
Wednesday the 16th, from Bombo to our rest stop, where we left the Princes Highway for a safer road to walk on Shellharbour Rd. – Noonie
Day 339: 2.30pm
On Shellharbour Rd to were we finished our day. – Noonie
We on our way towards lapa today to see the mob out there. Also we running a bit late because I wake up with a cold guys but we on our way.
Day 334: 8.30am
Day 334: 9am
Day 334: 9.30am
On the 26th is invasion day and on that day should be called Remembrance Day remember how the White Australia colonized and took Australia from the Aboriginal original Australians the truth the one day around about the truth – Herbert Bropho
Day 334: 11.30am
The sydney morning herald newspaper written a stroy about the walk for justice and the walk into Redfern the block.
Day 334: 12.30pm
Day 334: 1pm
Finley got to meet you and it a great horour my brother Dylan Voller your strong and deadly brother standing up for our people. We must keep fighting brother until we get justice for you and for other who gotten injustice towards them. It time for justice to come forward and it time for change.
Day 334: 3pm
Day 334: 7.30pm
[Admin Luke] Clinton will be at Murrook Culture Centre, Williamstown at 2pm on Saturday, make sure to be there if you live in the region!
Day 334: 8pm
Hey all we just hit 5,000 follower on twitter today yyyyyyyeeeeeeeee please keep sharing and spend the message of Clinton walk for justice page guys. The more people know the bigger the walk get
Day 334: 8.30pm
[Admin Luke] ICYMI – Great piece from Clinton’s arrival in Redfern yesterday, by NITV
Good morning guys it another beautiful day of walking today. I be on BBC world news tonight at 9:30pm until 10:00pm to talk on they show on Skype about the walk for justice. If your follower from London please watch when I on show it will be 1:00pm your time in London. It well be a half a hour interview and the BBC world news have 44million view. It is to let the world know about the walk for justice and why I have when on this amazing journey in the first place with a team of amazing people.
Day 333: 10am
This is the home of the homeless on Heirisson island it was a quiet day and then the next day the police raid. – Herbert Bropho
Looking around off the road today, I just love the Countries we have been walking through and for me some riding the bike as well. Love it. – Noonie
Day 333: 11am
Hey from sydney and surrounding areas we be in Redfern today at 3:00pm please come a long and meet me and my team. It will be a day to remember
Day 333: 11am
Stood right in front of the right squad and no one else was standing with me the only people was there standing was the West Australian media and the West Australian police and myself I confronted him face to face I didn’t run I will straight up to him and stood in front of me they had guns and they was ready for war but I stood my ground always was always will be Aboriginal land – Herbert Bropho
Day 333: 1pm
Thanks NITV 🐾👣👍
Day 333: 2pm
After a walk today we are heading for Sydney. – Noonie
Day 333: 2pm
Hey everyone we on our way into Redfern now. The only think is we running a bit late we just made it into Sydney and we going to drive to Redfern so we don’t what people to wait. I hoping we be there before 4:00pm guy. If not we be there before 4:30pm guys sorry about this running a bit late.
Early this morning. I never had the earge to howl at it. But I have. The dingos do sound a lot better than me, after I had turned off my alarm early one morning in the west, the dingos howling started first one, then two then three, soft and a gentle howling, no sound of aggression, just an answer to a strange sound of music they have never heard befor. Bitter sweet, they had heard the sound of the violin. They must have like it. They have good tast in music. – Noonie
Day 332: 5.30am
Day 332: 6am
Clinton’s Walk For Justice calls for support rallies and events to be held all across the country on September 3, as Clinton’s big Canberra arrival event is held.
We’ll be calling on the Governor General to meet with Clinton and begin discussions about treaty – sovereign to sovereign.
We encourage all people – from the cities all the way out to the remote communities – to take part in a national day of action to push for treaty and address issues of injustice faced by both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.
Some event ideas you could use:
A big bus-ride to Canberra!
Convoy to Canberra!
Organise rallies in your city or town!
Hold big gatherings,
Do a dance for justice,
Put up posters and banners in public,
Write letters to the Governor General and mail them all together on Sept 3
Or maybe do your own walk for justice through your town!
And make sure to create your local events on Facebook and let us know about them through the Clinton’s Walk For Justice Facebook Page, we’ll help you spread the word! You can even make us co-host if you like!
Non-Aboriginal people – it’s time to stand up in support of treaty and justice for Aboriginal people, come stand with us.
Help us finally move this country forward.
Democracy in Colour have organised a series of buses running from major cities to Canberra for this event. It is ticketed and we will be updating as we hear more. Check the Facebook Events page for more details.
Please also see this post from Admin Lisa RE Tent Embassy Camp Rules and What To Bring.
Day 332: 6am
Day 332: 8.30am
Got a email from The Museum of Australian Democracy.
I work at the Museum of Australian Democracy, based at Old Parliament House, across the road from the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra.
Clinton we’ve been following your journey with great interest and we’re all excited about your arrival in Canberra, especially now you’ve named the day.
We’re a museum that collects items that, amongst other things, represent people’s efforts to bring about better conditions for people and raise awareness of different issues.
I’m contacting you to see if you would be interested in donating something to the museum from your walk. We would love to be able to display something that tells visitors to the museum about your journey and what you were aiming to do. We’re thinking about something like one of your many pairs of worn out runners, or a flag or banner, or maybe something that someone gave you during the journey.
If you’re is happy to do this we could do a handover on the day of your arrival, when I imagine media will be there, to add another dimension to your arrival, or we could do it in the days afterwards, depending on what demands there are on your time.
Day 332: 11am
BBC news from London has email me asking to do a live interview over in London on Skype about the walk for justice. They most of gotten the story from The New York Time. The BBC news in London has over 44million follower. If I do it I know the British government and royal family will be watching it. The three think I be letten BBC news is that.
Opinions.1 = It time for the crown to had back the country of the land down under to the sovereign ower of this land we live on. It is because this country was never your in the first place your systems is a illegal and there is no treaty in place.
Opinions. 2 = On the behalf of my people and the Australian people we call on the Crown to come down here to deal with this matter we have with the Australian government because the Australian government is no long a sovereign British parliament. It now a Australia corporation government sin 1972 and this government put this law in place without putting it into a referendum for the people to vote on it and they a not following original constitution law.
Opinion. 3 – On the behalf of my people the sovereign people of this land. We call on the crown to Finley come forward and to ask for represent on the behalf of the crown to come down to the land down under to talk about treaty between us and the crown.
We what to move this country forward and we as a musculature people what the crown to hand back this land to Sovereign people an leave as friends. But we what governor general practice to be place by a governor culture council who is run by Sovereign elder’s and there be chairs for none indigenous. So the power is given back to the people and that this government should be over seen by the people.
This what the people of the land down under what.
Day 332: 12pm
Day 332: 12pm
Join us for an afternoon tea, enjoy the children’s dancing act
& meet Clinton Pryor on his quest for justice walking from
Western Australia to Canberra in protest against the forced
closures of Indigenous communities.
Day 332: 1pm
We should be free like the white population an we black of aboriginal blood wish to have our freedom for all our life time.
– William Barack 1860 photo taking from wurrundjeri people –
Day 332: 1.30pm
Wednesday the 9th start of the walk to near Berry. – Noonie
Day 332: 1.30pm
The Spirit Walker is coming on a special trip Worimi country, he’s very excited to meet everyone here in the Newcastle & Hunter regions to tell his story, listen to a man that has crossed the land so he’s voice can be heard, be part of his spiritual journey, not only is he your voice to his own country but he is a voice to all of us to call the land home.
• There will be a welcome to country
• Your chance to meet with Clinton for some Selfies 😉
He’s completely crowd funded and he’s here is our guest in Worimi Country everyone is welcome, and please if you could Bring something to help his cause and get him to Canberra.
There will be donation buckets – money is okay but he really needs is gift cards for Groceries, Clothes and Fuel for his Road Crew.
He looks forward to coming up on a special visit, so let’s make some noise.
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.
I want to thank Kings Point retreat Ulladulla for letting us stay for two nighy for free at they accommodation in Ulladulla.
I want to thank Leanne Barford and who work for the Ulladulla Local Aboriginal Land Council for organising everything and helping with every thing in Ulladulla.
I want to thank the Elder who did the Welcome to Country lastnight at the local aboriginal land council named Uncle Fred. The mob is the Murramarang People for coming tonight to.
Thank you everyone in Ulladulla for the warm welcoming.
Day 326: 7am
I just having a talk with the New York Time and I was asking about where our walk for justice story will go out to. They said the story will go to Australia 🇦🇺, American 🇺🇸 , Canada 🍁, England, China 🇨🇳, Europe, India 🇮🇳 you may say it go all over the world 🌍 to a lot of millions of people. So there for the world will know about the walk for justice.
Day 326: 7.30am
Mollymook Beach. A rock beach line here, had to see it. – Noonie
Day 326: 8.30am
Thursday the 3rd of August, from Mollymook Beach, the walk towards Ulladulla and then we drive towards Nowra for the bridge walk.
Day 326: 11,30am
Day 326: 11.30am
Nowra, the welcome and smoking before the bridge walk. – Noonie
The Bridge march we shutting down the bridge in Batemans Bay.
Day 322: 4.30pm
I meet a young amazing man tonight to spend some time with him. This hero man name is Eli he from Batemans Bay. I came over his house tonight after the march to see him. His mum had a talk with me that little Eli is a big fan of my walk and he couldn’t walk with me today because he unwell of very bad condition call brain cancer. So I decided after the walk today to go and see him to spend sometime with him and giving him straight to not give up and keep fighting his brain cancer.
Would like my follower and friends to show your support by liking his page, sharing his stuff on his page and send him your love an help him on his journey as well.
Thank you Eli chatfield for letting me spend sometime with you little brother.
I just wanted to thank aunty Merryn Apma an aunty Cheryl Davison, wally Stewart and Kenny Campbell for organising everything in Tilba Tilba town and organise a raffle tickets that rise upto $875 dollars to help us continue our walk towards Sydney an then Canberra.
Also I what to thank everyone for going fishing an getting a lot of sea food for everyone so that everyone have something to eat on the day went we made our way into Tilba Tilba town on Yuin country area.
In the raffle tickets that when on sale was three prise win.
The first prize winner go to Cheryl Moreton.
The second prize winner go to Carol Andrew.
The third prize winner go to Lyndall majnusseson.
We what to thank every one for paying a ticket to enter the raffle and also help rise some money to help us on our journey. Thank you everyone for coming our yesterday and coming our to walk with us an having a talk about why we doing the walk for justice for.
On the road again we now heading towards Batemans Bay town it well be a two day walk. We be getting into Batemans Bay by tomorrow night. If people a looking for us we are walking on A1 hwy towards Sydney Redfern.
I found a a bit of magic on the side of the road, but I could not get it to work. – Noonie
Day 320: 1pm
It time for thing to change and the time is now. I have come a long way and I’m now close to the end of this amazing journey we all come on together. We must now come together to stand for truth and justice or we be at this for year to come. I ask all my people and none indigenous people to meet me in Canberra when I get there or organisae national rally cross this country when we reach Canberra to rally for justice and for thing to change.
– The spirit walker –
Day 320: 1.30pm
Australia needed a treaty with its Aboriginal population giving elders more control over their people, which would help address inequality and issues that the Indigenous people faced every day.
Many in the Aboriginal community had lost faith in the “Recognise” movement and just wanted a formal treaty in place, giving them the rights they needed to improve their lives and future of the race.
“It should have been done in 1788, 229 years ago and we are still waiting for it to happen,” he said. “The most thing I worry is see a lot of my people living homeless, watching the land being destroyed and my culture dying out.”
Day 320: 1.30pm
On our way and walking. – Noonie
Day 320: 1.30pm
Please have a read from Narooma news it about the treaty I talk about.
Up to our lunch stop. – Noonie
Day 320: 2.30pm
[Admin Toby] Rally for David Dungay in Sydney today with the families lawyer from the National Justice Project Mr Duncan Fines (last picture)