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Paroo_Warner_int_1.mp3
An interview in two parts with Gordon Warner.

Gordon 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…

Paroo_Heinemann_int_1.mp3
Cousins, Ron Heinemann and Ron Gardiner, talk separately about their memories of growing up on the Paroo River. Both men owned properties along the river and were fishers. Ron Heinemann was an especially keen fisher and has an intimate knowledge of…

Fay and Donald Cooney, oral history interview, 2010
An interview with Fay and Donald Cooney. Fay and Donald were born in Cunnumulla in the 1930s, and have lived most of their lives on the Paroo River at Eulo on family sheep properties ‘Turn Turn’ and ‘Goonamurra’, going back to the 1900s. Both…

(L to R) Howard Hendrick, Talking Fish project team member, 2010
An interview in three parts with Howard Hendrick.

Born in Renmark in 1923, Howard lives on the banks of the Murray River at Pyap, near Loxton. He grew up in an underprivileged First World War settlement in Renmark, spending school holidays helping…

Coorong-and-Lower-Lakes_Sim-and-Yelland_transcript.doc
An interview in five parts with Terry Sim and John Yelland. Both men were born in 1952 and lifelong friends, recreational fisherman, and landholders in Milang. They discuss in great detail history reaching back to the 19th century. Terry started the…

Coorong-and-Lower-Lakes_Hera-Singh_transcript.doc
An interview in two parts with Gary Hera-Singh.

Gary is a commercial fisher in the Lower Lakes and Coorong Fishery for 28 years; a third generation fisher on his father’s side, and a fifth generation fisher on his mother’s side (lineage to the…

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.

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…

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.