Culgoa - Balonne: Oral History of Rory Treweeke

Title

Culgoa - Balonne: Oral History of Rory Treweeke

Description

Rory Treweeke is the (now previous) owner of the Angledool Station in far northern New South Wales near Lightning Ridge. Rory has been in Angledool since 1969 and has seen a lot of changes in and around the Narran River. These changes include the installation of weirs, the growing cotton industry, the decimation of the Catfish population, droughts, and Aboriginal culture he has observed in the Angledool area over the years. Rory also expresses his appreciation for the river and the floods that it brings, recognising it as a powerful and fascinating force that replenishes the land.

He also discusses how European Carp came into the water system during the 1974 flood; the importance of floodplains to the breeding cycles of fish; Aboriginal scarred trees, and evidence of large gathering sites (remains of shell middens); the Chinese population in the area and the environmental impacts of the rice industry.

Mention of the the Flood Plain Association and Water Act (Queensland).

Creator

Heather Goodall
Jodi Frawley
Hamish Sewell

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

License

Interviewer

Hamish Sewell

Interviewee

Rory Treweeke

Location

Angledool Station, NSW

Duration

00:53:04

Item Relations

This Item Is Part Of Item: Culgoa ‐ Balonne Rivers
This Item Was Created By Item: Prof. Heather Goodall
Item: Dr Jodi Frawley
This Item Has Provenance Information Item: State Library of New South Wales
Item: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Archive (ATSIDA)
This Item References The Subject Item: Golden Perch
Item: Freshwater Catfish