Culgoa - Balonne: Oral History of Pat Stephens

Title

Culgoa - Balonne: Oral History of Pat Stephens

Description

An interview with Pat Stephens, a local butcher.

Born in 1933, Pat talks about fishing in the Dirranbandi area and the changes he has noticed over the last 60 years. Having fished since he was a boy, the biggest changes have been a reduction in the smaller, regular floods since E.J. Beardmore Dam was built. These small floods used to wet a large area of the country, which were essential for grazing purposes. He notes the effect of the dam on river flow, and how the water does not clear up like it used to.

He also talks about: the impact of European Carp on fish populations over the last 30 years; a flood in the 1890s; floodplains and the effect of river water levels on trees; fishing techniques, such as lures; and the decline in Crayfish since bore drains were removed.

Creator

Heather Goodall
Jodi Frawley

Publisher

University of Technology, Sydney

Contributor

Murray-Darling Basin Authority
NSW Department of Primary Industries - NSW Fisheries

Rights

Copyright University of Technology, Sydney

Date

2010-10-10

Access Rights

Open access. Conditional use.

License

Mediator

Unmediated licence agreement. Interviewee's consent condition: Has requested access restrictions but has not specified what they are.

Interviewer

Hamish Sewell

Interviewee

Pat Stephens

Location

Dirranbandi, QLD

Duration

00:32:58

Item Relations

This Item Is Part Of Item: Culgoa ‐ Balonne Rivers
This Item Was Created By Item: Hamish Sewell
This Item Has Provenance Information Item: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Archive (ATSIDA)
Item: State Library of New South Wales
This Item References The Subject Item: European Carp
Item: Murray Cod