Paroo: Oral History of Kevin Eastburn

Title

Paroo: Oral History of Kevin Eastburn

Description

An interview with Kevin Eastburn.

Kevin grew up in western New South Wales, and has lived in Eulo since 1972. He is one of several beekeepers, or commercial apiarists, in the area. Kevin reflects extensively on the broader flora and fauna in the area, the impacts of chemicals, and the relationship between ecological balance and honey production.

Kevin talks about: plant species and their flowering cycles; dependence of plants on periodic flooding; role birds play in honey production (in pruning trees); challenge of finding areas free of agricultural chemicals and genetically modified crops; struggle to produce enough bees to pollinate fruit crops; impact of national parks on feral animal populations and bushfires; other threats to apiaries, such as pigs; camp sites and evidence of Aboriginal inhabitants.

Plant species mentioned: Napunyah, Bimble Box, Coolabah, Yarramothla, Lignum, Eucalypt, Black Box River Gum.

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

2010-10-17

Access Rights

Open access

License

Interviewer

Hamish Sewell

Interviewee

Kevin Eastburn

Location

Eulo, Queensland

Duration

00:40:16

Item Relations

This Item Is Part Of Item: Paroo River
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
Item: Paroo: Images from interview with Kevin Eastburn
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