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Dr Virginia Marshall's 2014 doctoral thesis is a recommended resource for researchers of water rights, particularly those of indigenous peoples. Marshall notes that an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) perspective on water differs…

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The 'Hindsight' program on ABC Radio National presents the radio documentary "Talking Fish" (produced by Hamish Sewell). Interviewees in this program include Interviewees in this program include: Uncle Roy and Aunty June Barker from Lightning Ridge…

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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Archive (ATSIDA) is a specialised trusted research data management facility for Australian Indigenous research data and is managed by the UTS Library. ATSIDA is a thematic archive within the Australian…

Part of the Wurdi Youang stone arrangement in Victoria, Australia, Photo by Ray Norris (License: CC-BY-SA;  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aboriginal_stone_arrangement)
A strategic and precise arrangement of rocks, that when viewed from specific angles, their alignment with certain celestial objects signifies important seasonal events. These events are significant to Aboriginal peoples' life and could indicate, for…

A view of the Ngunnhu fish traps from upstream, Upper Darling: Images from interview with Phillip Sullivan
Aboriginal fish traps are made with rocks or small boulders that have been placed strategically in a flowing waterway that forms a trap. The arrangement allows the flow of water to pass through, with an opening large enough for a fish or other…

Indigenous kinship systems are complex structures of social organisation that determine ones behaviour, responsibilities, rights and identity within their clan. This system is very important in Indigenous life as it provides the foundation upon which…

Scar Tree near Murray River Anabranch west of Wahgunya, taken by Gary Vines June 2007 (Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA)
Scarred trees are formed when the bark of a tree is carefully removed. The scarred section resembles an open 'wound' in the side where the bark was taken, and this becomes drier as the tree ages. Aboriginal people then use the bark to create useful…

Bill Grace on his property, Great Anabranch, 2010
Bill and Elaine Grace are landholders on the Great Anabranch of the Darling River. They own sheep, cattle and some dryland wheat on their property on the Anabranch.

They discuss the Darling Anabranch Pipeline scheme and other water issues.

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Darling River, near Pooncarie (NSW), November 2010
A selection of photographs provided by Trish Johnson on the day of interview with Trish by the Talking Fish project team. No audio was recorded.

Trish Johnson, a Paakintji woman, was an executive on the Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations (NBAN)…