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Coorong and Lower Lakes, [remains of historic fishing boat], 2011
Images of fishing for Mulloway circa 1930, and the remains of historic fishing equipment in the Coorong and Lower Lakes region.

Images were sourced by the Talking Fish project team from Sally Grundy and Dean Tugwell on the day of their oral…

Robert Worboys and wife with fish caught at Garden Hole, 1950s
Historical images provided by Robert Worboys during his oral history interview with friends Keith Codrington and George Thomas.

The images span the late 1930s to 1950s. They show Murray Cod caught from the infamous 'Garden Hole' spoken about…

Cross family, Narran River, 1920s.
Historical images provided by Pat Cross during her oral history interview.

The photos show family activities such as learning to swim in the Narran River in the 1920s.

Men with Murray Cod, Melbourne railway workers used to regularly come to the Hughendon property for week long spells of camping and fishing, [no date]<br />
Born in 1922, Ken’s family have lived on the ‘Hughendon’ property at Thornton since the 1860s. The Goulburn River runs on one side of the property and the Rubicon River runs through the middle.

Photographs provided by Ken Gilmore at the time…

Callop, 2005-07-07
Barry Porter lives in Berri, in the Riverland area. Having worked on a pile driving barge, and working most of his life on the river, Barry has extensive knowledge of locks and weirs from the Murray mouth to Euston (Lock 15). He currently monitors…

Fish catch, Murray River, [no date]
Historical images of the Aston family, three generations of professional fishermen in the Renmark region. John held a commercial licence between 1956 and 1997. His grandfather was also a boat maker.

Images provided by John Aston during his oral…

Don 'Spider' Cunningham (third from right) with group at a Namoi Carp Muster, n.d.
Images provided by Don Cunningham during his oral history interview.

Gordon Cain and a catfish, Berrygil Creek (NSW), circa 1980.
Photos provided by Helen Cain and the Narrabri & Districts Historical Society archives illustrate the river conditions and aquatic life within the region spanning a period of over 40 years.

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A selection of historical images from the family archive of Colin and Beryl Leigo, from 1926-1985. They show the Paroo River and Willara during flood periods 1926, 1932, 1942, and 1949; flooded shearing sheds; getting food supplies; boating sheep…