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MDB-Extra_Smith_int.mp3
Kevin Smith is a policeman and farmer. His grandparents have lived on the ‘Riverview’ property at Tatong since 1912. Kevin has a deep interest in ecological preservation and our relationship with the environment. Fern Hames is the Victorian…

Portrait of Tony Martin, 2011
An interview in three parts with Tony Martin.

Tony discusses bait and lure fishing; permanent set lines; and recalls the arrival of Redfin and Carp. He shares stories about the professional fisherman who used to fish the Murray; illegal fishing;…

On the Loddon River with the Kerang Crew, 2010
John Baulch: taught himself how to fish as a child with an Alvey sidecast fishing reel. He talks about flow rates; water levels; the European Carp supplanting the Redfin; the decline of Yellowbelly; selling fish to the local clubs; and the return of…

Portrait of Phil Duncan, Parramatta (NSW), 1 March 2011.
An interview in four parts.

Phil Duncan is an Aboriginal man with both Wiradjuri and Gamilaraay heritage. He identifies predominantly as a Gamilaraay man who grew up in Moree in northern New South Wales. Born in 1963, Phil is Chair of the First…

(L to R) Jodi Frawley and John McKenzie, 2010.
An interview in four parts with Raymond Donald and John McKenzie.

Born in 1926, Raymond Donald was a technician at the Snobs Creek Hatchery for thirty-five years. During fieldwork trips, which could last for several weeks, not only did Raymond set…

MDB-Extra_Crowe-and-Campbell_int_1.mp3
An interview in three parts with Charlee Campbell and Faye Crowe.

Charlee and Faye talk about Hollands Creek; growing up along the creek; memories of swimming and playing in the river; the cycle of flooding and the dry; and Aerial maps. Faye…

Portrait of Dwayne Willoughby, Bourke (NSW), 30 November 2010.
An interview in six parts with Dwayne Willoughby.

Dwayne talks about fishing with his family; tagging fish; the influence of water colour on fish colour; fish parasites; his two boats; electric motors; and his dislike of nets. He says the water…

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…

Upper-Murrumbidgee_Lawler_int_1.mp3
An interview in five parts with Gay and Dick Lawler.

Gay and Dick talk about the arrival of Carp and St John's Wort following a big flood in 1991. They stopped fishing soon afterward. They discuss their efforts to reintroduce native plants, and…

A.G. Warner in flooded car, enroute to visit Grace Cooney, 1925
Historical images of the Warner family. Gordon Warner has spent most of his life in the Eulo district, and thirty years on a cattle property at Wandilla on the eastern side of the Paroo River. The district is sheep and cattle country; the Paroo used…