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(L to R) Hamish Sewell and Sam Bonner at the site of the Canoe Tree, Condamine River (QLD), 21 September 2010.
An interview in three parts with Sam Bonner.

Sam Bonner is a Githabul Elder who lives near Emu Creek, which is a tributary of the Condamine River. Sam speaks about his childhood experiences of the river, his love and passion for the river, its…

Portrait of Noal Kuhl (left) and Hamish Sewell, Upper Condamine, 2010
The first three parts of a twelve part interview with Noal Kuhl.

Noal has lived in the area for 40 years. He discusses the changes he's observed in the River ecosystem since becoming involved with the Oakey Freshwater Fish Stocking Association in…

Portrait of Brian Kuhn (left) with Hamish Sewell
Brian Kuhn has been working as a farmer since he was seventeen years old. He lives on a property that borders Kings Creek, a major tributary of the Condamine River, between Clifton and Nobby. Brian is a fisherman, fish stocking club member, and…

Allora Historical Museum, Queensland, 2010
Photographs taken at the Allora Historical Museum by the Talking Fish project team.

Images of local history, including fishing prongs and the infamous 'Talgai skull', reported to be the first fossil evidence of human occupation, found in the…

Condamine_Obst_int.mp3
An interview with Dessie Obst, a recreational fisher. Dessie has sixty years of experience fishing in the local area, and is a member of the Chinchilla and District Amateur Fishing and Restocking Club. Dessie recalls fond memories of his youth,…

Hamish Sewell and Geoffrey Reilly (left to right), Condamine (QLD), 27 September 2010
An interview with Geoffrey Reilly.

Geoffrey Riley is the owner of the property 'Lennie Brae' that has been in his family for generations. Geoffrey speaks of the changes as a result of the weirs, flood irrigation, and fish ways. He talks about a…

Ray and Olive Shooter, Talgai (QLD), 27 September 2010.
An interview with Olive and Ray Shooter.

The Shooters speak of their experience living next to Dalrymple Creek, a tributary of the Condamine. Ray talks about the changes he has observed in the creek over almost 80 years, its transformation, and…

Olive and Ray Shooter, Dalrymple Creek (QLD), 27 September 2010.
Images of Ray and Olive Shooter and the Darymple Creek area. Ray Shooter has lived next to Dalrymple Creek, a tributary of the Condamine, for almost 80 years.

Geoff Reilly's grandparents (above) and the Lennie Brae homestead (below), 1920s.
Historical images provided by Geoffrey Reilly on the day of his oral history.

Geoffrey is the owner of the property 'Lennie Brae' that has been in his family for generations. The photos depict the building of weirs in the area.

Murray Cod caught at Greenswamp, Queensand, 1940s
Historical images of Murray Cod and Yellowbelly from the Obst family. Dessie Obst has sixty years of experience fishing in the local area, and is a member of the Chinchilla and District Amateur Fishing and Restocking Club. In his oral history…