Day 261: Ballarat

Day 261: 6.30am

Good morning everyone that tonight we be making our way into Ballarat town. Tomorrow morning there going to be a event at Victoria park on Oak drive. Please get there at 10am as there going to BBQ, speaking and Wadawurrung traditional owners of the country area are going to do welcome to country to welcoming us into they country area. So please get there tomorrow at 10am.


Day 261: 8am

On our way towards Ballarat, we are walking on the Western Hwy and we be in Ballarat tonight. Then it Melbourne our second city yyyyyeeee


Day 261: 9.30am

Had a walk around Beaufort this morning to enjoy the town, of what I had time for. What part of this journey don’t I like. None. – Noonie


Day 261: 10.30am

Heading out of Beaufort. – Noonie

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Day 261: 4pm

I just got this thought message from Michelle Place

Hi Clinton, I have to start by saying you are a legend! Super inspiring and very brave, what a challenge you have set yourself for such an important cause. I am a teacher and I have been showing the kids what you are doing and they are so keen to give you support! Today we played in the Aboriginal Power Cup and we have added your hashtag to our Guernsey to show our love and support for you. You are inspirational and a modern day hero to me. What you are doing is so significant and meaningful, and I have loved following your journey so farπŸ‘ β€οΈπŸ‘ŠπŸ’™πŸ‘

Thank you Michelle Place and thank you guys for supporting the walk for justice. Keep following us we just getting started on the walk.


Day 261: 4pm

From Beaufort to the end of the day for us. Then we will spend the night in Ballarat. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 261: 5.30pm

It was a day of people stopping today, good and wonderful people. – Noonie


Day 261: 6pm

“Clinton Pryor, 27, believes indigenous elders should be given full control of their communities.
Mr Pryor was involved in protests on Heirisson Island in Perth last year over the forced closure of WA indigenous communities when he decided to embark on foot to see Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.”

Article by Rebecca Gredley, Australian Associated Press, published on Perth Now.
Photo courtesy of Lydia Shaw Photography.


Day 261

Shared by Garry

[Admin] Dumbartung:Β http://www.dumbartungaboriginalcorporation.org/

Days 257 & 258: Ararat

Day 257: 8am

Good morning guys it anther beautiful day of walking. Up early and into it, getting closer an closer ever day to Melbourne we are not far now. If people what to know where we are. We are still on the Western Hwy going towards Melbourne we are about 250km out from Melbourne on the Western Hwy. That is a 5 day walk none stop. But we looking at getting in Melbourne in 7 days because we going to use the 2 days to see community, council group and anyone else who waiting for us. You all have amazing day today


Day 257: 9am

I’ll be looking – Garry


Day 257

From camp to lunch. – Noonie


Day 257: 5pm

Thank you Malika Kickett sister for adding this to my picture it well said.

(A person without culture is like a tree without root.)


Day 257

Lunch next to a lake and camping in a caravan park. – Noonie

Bonus Video


Day 258: 9am

Welcome to Victoria where they show you and teach you how to go to the toilet.


Day 258: 10am

We are on the walk from the caravan park. A warm start with cloud building up. – Noonie


Day 258: 1pm


Day 258: 2.30pm

It raining where we are. We about 5km out from Ararat town. We be camping in Ararat tonight. Than tomorrow we be making our way towards Ballarat town and we be getting into Ballarat town by Tuesdays morning. Than it Melbourne yyyyyeeee out second big city on our walk. Melbourne mob we are on our way so let make this happen Melbourne people


Day 258


Day 258: 5pm

We finish up at Ararat. – Noonie


Day 258: 7.30pm

A few photos of the country side on our way to Ararat. – Noonie

Days 247 & 248: Nhill

Day 247

At camp to the start of the day. – Noonie


Day 247: 10am

Just letting everyone know where we are and which way we walking. If people looking for us we are walking on Western Hwy all the way to Melbourne

[Admin Toby] Some photos submitted by Alexander.


Day 247

Kaniva a place were we have been welcome and we meet more good people. – Noonie


Day 247: 12pm

To our lunch break. – Noonie


Day 247: 2pm

[Admin Toby] Hello everyone! If you want to help out in events being organised to welcome Clinton and the crew to Melbourne – or to share contacts, there is a Facebook Supporters Group you can join to keep up to date with plans!

We recommend using this group to keep everyone on the same page and look forward to working together πŸ‘£


Day 247: 11pm

We are at Nhill, a roof over our heads, good food, the people we meet are amazing. – Noonie


Day 248: 8.20am

[Admin Toby] 10 Years of the NT Intervention.
This event will be held in Sydney – Saturday 24th June 1:30pm at Archibald Fountain Hyde Park to Redfern Park

“This racist paternalistic policy denies First Nations people their Human Rights and is maintained by both major parties.
It must be repealed and First Nations people’s given the right to self determination and to build their own future.”

Screenshot from 8mmm

Day 248

This B&B set up here is great. It is, Wendy’s Retreat Nhill Airbnb. The couple are lovely, you are welcome in and the food is excellent. – Noonie


Day 248: 9.30am

Hello guys it a other good day of walking but this time today we are walking in the rain for the first time sin been out in the bush. So we starting to witness the cold weather in Victoria. Soon or later the team and I well get use to it.


Day 248: 1pm

[Admin Toby] **We have updated the meeting in Maryborough which is now starting from tomorrow – Thursday 18th at 12:00 noon
Please check the details here and come up if you would like to talk in person about the Walk and getting involved in the approach to the CBD.

This will be a special event on Wulug Balug, the local sub tribe of the Jarra Nation sadly decimated due to the invasion of the gold rush. Auntie Sue will represent in a Welcome to Country ceremony, the first of its kind since the gold rush era.


Day 248

We had walked out of Nhill, along the way thinking about the Meeting at Maryborough, we then travel to Maryborough to help set up for the meeting this is to take place there.

Day 238 & 239: Tailem Bend & Raukkan


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

– Garry


Day 239: 11pm

From lunchtime to the end of the day for us. – Noonie