Upper Darling: Oral History of Keith Coleman and Max Jeffrey

Title

Upper Darling: Oral History of Keith Coleman and Max Jeffrey

Description

An interview in two parts with Keith Coleman and Max Jeffrey.

Keith grew up in Brewarrina and learned to fish with his father. He learned to swim in the river, and remembers how clear the water was - clear enough that people could go spearfishing.

Keith and Max talk about using worms, mussels and crayfish as bait and discuss variance in carp populations over time. They also observe that fishing is better in the dry when the water levels are lower. They mention Yellowbelly and Murray Cod restocking programs; talk about de-oxygenated water; changes in attitudes about sustainable fishing (catch and release); how to read the river; what they've learned from Indigenous Australians; the mass of birdlife; weir management; and water restrictions. They talk about boat trips along the river and their sighting of baby catfish in the Bokhara and Culgoa Rivers.

Mention of Goanna, Wallaby. frogs, blacksnakes, brown snakes, carpet snakes, mosquitoes.

Mention of Brewarrina fishing club

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

Rights Holder

Re-use: Keith Coleman and family

Date

2010-12-01

Access Rights

Permission to reuse this data may be sought from the Rights Holder, by contacting data-librarian@uts.edu.au.

License

Mediator

Unmediated registration for reuse. Interviewee's consent condition: Future researchers must consult with Keith and family about the use of this material.

Interviewer

Jodi Frawley

Interviewee

Keith Coleman
Max Jeffrey

Location

Brewarrina, New South Wales, Australia

Duration

Part 1 00:19:50
Part 2 00:15:53

Item Relations

This Item Is Part Of Item: Darling River - Bourke to Brewarrina
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