‘Walkatjurra Walkabout – Walking for Country’
is a celebration of Wangkatja country, a testament to the strength of the community who have fought to stop uranium mining at Yeelirrie for over forty years, and a chance to come together to continue share our commitment to a sustainable future without nuclear. It is a chance to reconnect with the land, and to revive the tradition of walking for country.
Hello walkers and all our wonderful supporters,
The Walkatjurra Walkabout fundraiser on Pozible to help with finances to purchase a new kitchen truck HAS 24 hours LEFT TO GO!!! (Finishes Sunday July 12th at 1pm)
We have reached $4,500 thanks to the many kind donations and we are way pass the goal we set of $3,000..
Our new truck with a solar set up needs two solar batteries to be complete and with the cost of the truck, battries and fees it has cost us just over $5,500.
Thank you to all those that have donated and if you can possibly spare a few dollars to help out with some of the extra costs it would be greatly appreciated. Donate Here
NEW TRUCK WITH SOLAR SET UP!!
The Bus is getting pretty full and there is limited seats left..
To confirm your space Register for the walk here: Register here
You can also download a flyer to put up in your local cafe, hang out or share with friends. Download here
More info at www.walkingforcountry.com
There is a group from Japan that will possibly be coming this year.. Some of them started walking from Fukushima on the 11th of March this year to Tokyo.. After arriving in Tokyo they departed for the United States and walked to the Nuclear Non Proliferation treaty at the United Nations building in New York City that began in May. They returned to Japan and have been walking to Hiroshima for the 70th anniversary and will arrive there for the August 6th commemoration. Following that and the commemoration of Nagasaki on August 9th some of them are currently planning to come to Western Australia and join the Walkatjurra Walkabout.
This will be to finish their walk on a positive note, after walking from Fukushima to Hiroshima to commemorate these events, they see this walk as coming together to stop uranium mining in Western Australia. This will have an impact on stopping any of these atrocities from happening again in the future by stopping uranium from here entering the supply chain..
There will also be people joining us from the UK and the United States..
So, whose keen to join us this year? Remember to read the information for participants before you register. We need to know if you are coming and who you are bringing with you. 🙂 The bus is filling up and a few people have said they will be bringing vehicles, so hope to fit in everyone who wants to come.
See you in five weeks!
Walkatjurra Walkabout Crew
Yellowcake Country Exhibition
14th – 31st August 2015 @ Moores Gallery 46 Henry St Fremantle
Invitation to artists
On the 14th of August before the bus leaves for the walk,the West Australian Nuclear Free Alliance will be opening the Yellowcake country exhibition. We’re throwing open an invitation to artists to donate a piece – which will be on exhibition at the Moore Building for two weeks and auctioned off as a fundraiser for WANFA.
WANFA is an Aboriginal Led alliance that does work in communities – and desperately needs fund to keep getting people out on country to support communities facing the threat of uranium mining.
To register: www.wanfa.org.au/art e-mail email@example.com phone (08) 9420 7291
Always remember to tune in to Understorey – and the Radioactive Show this week for all the latest nuclear and peace news.
If you have any questions then please feel free to call or email..
Marcus Atkinson: 0400 505 765 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peace & Solidarity
Walkatjurra Walkabout Crew