219 nautical miles to Eden, Yuin-Monaro Country – around 4 days sail.
We are launching on May Day from so-called Melbourne. The city with its metropolitan area is located on unceded territories of Wurundjeri of the Woiwurrung language group, Boonwurrung and Wathaurung peoples of the Kulin Nation. It is also a home to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Trade office of the Federal Republic of West Papua, which continues to fight for the recognition of West Papuan sovereignty and independence. The so-called Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation is an onshore detention centre which imprisons many refugees, some of whom have spent close to 10 years detained by Australia’s border regime despite of having refugee status.