Born in 1922, Ken’s family have lived on the ‘Hughendon’ property at Thornton since the 1860s. The Goulburn River runs on one side of the property and the Rubicon River runs through the middle.
Ken talks about: growing up on a meat and dairy cattle property; changes in the rivers after the weir was built in 1956 (size and frequency of floods, flood dissipation, water temperature, fish species); floods in 1916 and 1934; role of horses in floods; land erosion, role of Willow trees in stabilising soil and providing fish habitats; River Improvement Trust; yabbying; ferreting; Willow, Black Wattle, Red Gum; snakes; platypus.
Transcript mentions the following fish, however species unspecified: bream, trout, skip jack.
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