The yellow gravel road to Henty

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Celia's diary:
Today we drove to Culcairn. We met dad at the bakery! We walked along a dirt road all the way to Henty. The support vehicle behind us was continuously playing music. We saw lots of spiders. My cousin Abby & I would always walk together. The people with us were: dad, Linda, Daniel, Majid & Timmy the boat as the main walkers. Majid and Phil drove the support cars and friends and family join the walk. We came across some cows and I thought maybe they were attracted to our bright orange vests because they kept following us for about 15 mins, until they couldn't go any further.
We ate lunch at a park on the outskirts of Henty and met a the 'Henty Man'. We sang songs and decided to to go in the cars to our next destination. We waited for dad and the walkers to walk to where we were. Then we walked to where we were to stayed for the night - Our host Warren owns the Henty Historic Hotel, which is now a B&B. It was old fashiony & awesomely cool! I slept in the same room with my brother Noah, my cousins Abby & Joni and my Aunty and uncle. My parents slept in another room. For dinner we went to a shearing shed. It smelled funny and there were heaps of other people there. The walkers told ther sad stories and my Uncle Chris and Dad and Phil played some country music. we went back to our old hotel. Meanwhile Joni (2yrs old) was mucking around with the phone.

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  • OMID (Persian word for Hope) is a community of Asylum Seekers who gather each Thursday evenings at Brunswick Baptist Church, from 5 to 9pm. The group engages in an English class and then food an conversations before reading the scriptures together, something Iranians love to do.


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  • You can also help us set up a community garden for Asylum Seekers and people in the community to interact together


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    Ongoing advocacy work

    15th Oct Asylum Seeker Dinner
    Moreland Town Hall

    14th Sep Freedom concert with
    Melbourne Mass Choir

    13th Sep Ashburton Men's
    Brekfast

    11th Sept Ivanhoe Gammer

    6th Aug Human Rights Forum
    Brunswick Sec Colloge

    Tri's activities during Refugee Week

    Sharing stories with Arnold Zable
    Thursday 19th, Coburg Library 12pm

    Pilgrimage as an act of prayer
    Friday 20th, Footscray Baptist Church 7:30pm

    Giving a speech (3pm) at the March for Justice
    Sunday 22nd, from City Sq 1:30pm to Queensbridge 3pm

    Sharing stories in Aireys Inlet at the Lightkeepers Inn Motel
    Saturday 28th June, 3pm

    Sharing stories at an Ecumenical Service in Anglesea
    Sunday 29th 10am at Anglesea Uniting Church


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    March 16th - April 20th 2014

    Brunswick to Dallas 12.8km 16/03
    to Craigieburn (10.2km) 17/03
    to Wallan (37km)18/03
    to Kilmore (14km) 19/03
    to Broadford (14.2km) 20/03
    to Seymour (29.4km) 21/03
    to Avenel (19.2km) 22/03
    to Longwood (20km) 23/03
    to Euroa (18km) 24/03
    to Violet Town (19.2km) 25/03
    to Benalla (30.3km) 26/03
    in Benalla 27/03
    to Glenrowan (24.2km) 28/03
    to Wangaratta (16.1km) 29/03
    to Springhurst (24km) 30/03
    to Chiltern (14.1km) 31/03
    to Wodonga (27.7km) 1/04

    NSW
    to Thurgoona (14.9) 2/04
    to Gerogery (27.4km) 3/04
    to Morven (24.2km) (Culcairn)4/03
    to Henty (17.2km) 5/04
    in Henty 6/04
    to Wagga Wagga (32.9km) 7/04 (riding)
    to Oura (20.4km) 8/04 (riding)
    to Wantabadgery (20.8km) 9/04 (riding)
    to Nangus (20.7km) 10/04
    to Gundagai (20.9km) 11/04
    to Jugiong (40km) 12/04 (riding)
    to Yass (60.8) 13/04 (riding)
    (Wee Jasper State Forest)
    Yass 16/04
    to Hall/ Nth Canberra 17/04 (riding)

    to Canberra (14.8km) April 18th
    Friday 1pm - Welcome event

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    (between the Portrait Gallery and Questacon)
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    Raising funds for:

    Sanctuary House Providing supported accommodations for people seeking asylum.


    Al funds donated via the link on this website or facebook go directly to Baptcare Sanctuary facilities - which provide accommodation to over 70 asylum seekers.
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    Gift of Refuge

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