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(L to R) Hamish Sewell and Paul Wheeler, oral history interview, Paroo River, 2010
An informal interview with Paul Wheeler. No audio or transcript of oral history was deposited by researchers. Images taken on the day by the Talking Fish project team.

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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…

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_Murphy_int.mp3
Colin Tud Murphy is an Indigenous man who grew up on Tilbaroo Station in the Paroo region where he credits his family, particularly his grandfather, for teaching him about fishing and droving.

In the interview Tud describes the changes he has…

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…

(L to R) Hamish Sewell and Douglas MacGregor, oral history interview, 2010
An interview with Douglas (Dougie) MacGregor, who has lived in Cunnamulla for over eighty years. Dougie’s father fought in World Wars I and II. He bought his father’s town carrying business as a young man, and shares extensive knowledge of road…

Paroo_Leigo_02.tif
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…

Beryl and Colin Leigo, oral history interview, 2010
An interview in two parts with Colin and Beryl Leigo.

Colin and Beryl live on the Mooreland Downs sheep property, half way between Wanaaring and Hungerford, west of the Paroo River.

Colin talks about: family history at Moorland Downs; land…

Wool load, transported by cattle from Eulo to Cunnamulla, Queensland, circa 1920s
Historical images of the Heinemann family. Ron Heinemann was born in 1922, and grew up on a sheep property in Springvale, west of Eulo, on the Paroo River. Ron’s parents moved to the area in the 1920s.

Images were sourced by the Talking Fish…

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…