Katarapko: Oral History of Malcolm Wilksch

Title

Katarapko: Oral History of Malcolm Wilksch

Description

An interview in three parts with the Malcom Wilksch.

Born in 1935, Malcom is a professional fisherman. First taught to fish by his grandfather, he bought a professional licence in 1957.

Malcom talks about: soldier settlements around the time of the 1956 flood; government allocation of river sections for commercial fishing; professional fishing equipment and techniques; baiting methods; process of preparing and transporting fish for market, and market prices; diseased fish (‘Redfin were good carriers’); electrofishing techniques; deterioration of trees as a result of unnatural flooding and salinity in floodplains caused by the locks; impact on deteriorated floodplains on native fish (whereas carp thrive); yabbying after flood events; the social impact of insufficient income from commercial fishing; floods 1956, 1970s.

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

2010-09-30

Access Rights

Open access

License

Interviewer

Jodi Frawley

Interviewee

Malcolm Wilksch

Location

Loveday, South Australia

Duration

Part 1 00:19:38
Part 2 00:14:55
Part 3 00:05:05

Item Relations

This Item Is Part Of Item: Katarapko Creek
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: Murray Cod
Item: Balonne Freshwater Mussel
Item: Katarapko: Images from interview with Malcolm Wilksch
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