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MDB-Extra_Chalmers-and-co_int_1_masked.mp3
An interview in two parts. Audio only.

David Chalmers is associated with the Goulburn River Men's Group Inc. and is interviewed on the site of a Kangaroo farm. Throughout the interview, David identifies the native plants and vegetation present and…

Riparian area, Upper Darling region, [n.d]
Images were sourced by the Talking Fish project team from Phillip Sullivan and some were taken on the day of his oral history interview.

Phillip Sullivan (L) and a representative from the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (R), Tamworth (NSW), 18 October 2010.
Phillip Sullivan grew up on the Brewarrina Aboriginal Mission in the 1960s with his immediate and extended family. For Phillip, life on the river as a Ngemba man revolved around the Barwon River with fishing and swimming being favourite pastimes for…

Lorna McNiven pictured near the riverbank of the Paroo, Eulo (QLD), 17 October 2010.
Lorna McNiven is an Indigenous woman who was born in Eulo in south-western Queensland. Her family, known as river people, are the Budjari and Murrawarri peoples. Lorna discusses her life along the Paroo River and the great source of life, leisure and…

Gil Stoneham, oral history interview, 2010
An interview in three parts with the Gil and Gladys Stoneham, Peter Teakle, John Aston, and Clarence John; professional fishers of the Murray River in the Renmark area. Gil is also a cut flower grower.

The group talk about: a wall structure built…

Robert Lacey, St George (QLD), 8 October 2010.
An interview in two parts with Robert Lacey.

Robert Lacey is an Indigenous man who has resided in the St George area in southern Queensland most his life. His people are the traditional owners of the land: his mother is a Mandandanji woman, while…

Balonne_Codrington-and-co_int.mp3
An interview with three local fisherman Keith Codrington, George Thomas, and Robert Worboys.

With over 50 years experience fishing in the region, Keith, George and Robert share their knowledge of the Culgoa-Balonne region. They discuss floods,…

Portrait of William Riley, Tamworth (NSW), 18 October 2010.
An interview in three parts with William Riley, a Paakantji man.

Born in 1934, William talks about growing up in Wilcannia and Broken Hill in north-western New South Wales. He recalls being taught to fish by his Grandmother and Aunties using hand…