Goulburn: Oral History of Ken Gilmore

Title

Goulburn: Oral History of Ken Gilmore

Description

An interview in two parts with Ken Gilmore.

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.

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

2010-10-27

Access Rights

Open access

License

Interviewer

Jodi Frawley

Interviewee

Ken Gilmore

Location

Thornton, VIC

Duration

Part 1 00:20:13
Part 2 00:19:53

Item Relations

This Item Is Part Of Item: Goulburn River, Victoria
This Item Was Created By Item: Prof. Heather Goodall
Item: Dr Jodi Frawley
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: River Blackfish
Item: Golden Perch
Item: Goulburn: Images from interview with Ken Gilmore
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