Paroo: Oral History of Colin Tud Murphy

Title

Paroo: Oral History of Colin Tud Murphy

Description

Colin Tud Murphy is an Indigenous man who grew up on Tilbaroo Station in the Paroo region where he credits his family, particularly his grandfather, for teaching him about fishing and droving.

In the interview Tud describes the changes he has noticed in the Paroo River, mentioning that the river itself has not changed much, while the vegetation has. In spite of this, Tud remains rather upbeat about the condition of the river adding that silting is a natural and inevitable process. Tud also tells of his culture including the hunting techniques used to lure and catch native Australian animals and the friendships between the Aboriginal Nations of the Paroo and the Warrego Rivers.

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

2010-10-20

Access Rights

Open access

License

Interviewer

Hamish Sewell

Interviewee

Colin Murphy

Location

Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australia

Duration

00:39:54

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
This Item References The Subject Item: Murray Cod
Item: Golden Perch
Item: "Talking Fish" Radio documentary, Hindsight, ABC RN
References This Item