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Paroo_Warner_int_1.mp3
An interview in two parts with Gordon Warner.

Gordon has spent most of his life in the Eulo district, and thirty years on a cattle property at Wandilla on the eastern side of the Paroo River. The district is sheep and cattle country; the Paroo…

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Paroo_Murphy_int.mp3
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…

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Lorna McNiven pictured near the riverbank of the Paroo, Eulo (QLD), 17 October 2010.
Lorna McNiven is an Indigenous woman who was born in Eulo in south-western Queensland. Her family, known as river people, are the Budjari and Murrawarri peoples. Lorna discusses her life along the Paroo River and the great source of life, leisure and…

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(L to R) Hamish Sewell and Douglas MacGregor, oral history interview, 2010
An interview with Douglas (Dougie) MacGregor, who has lived in Cunnamulla for over eighty years. Dougie’s father fought in World Wars I and II. He bought his father’s town carrying business as a young man, and shares extensive knowledge of road…

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Paroo_Leigo_02.tif
A selection of historical images from the family archive of Colin and Beryl Leigo, from 1926-1985. They show the Paroo River and Willara during flood periods 1926, 1932, 1942, and 1949; flooded shearing sheds; getting food supplies; boating sheep…

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Beryl and Colin Leigo, oral history interview, 2010
An interview in two parts with Colin and Beryl Leigo.

Colin and Beryl live on the Mooreland Downs sheep property, half way between Wanaaring and Hungerford, west of the Paroo River.

Colin talks about: family history at Moorland Downs; land…

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Wool load, transported by cattle from Eulo to Cunnamulla, Queensland, circa 1920s
Historical images of the Heinemann family. Ron Heinemann was born in 1922, and grew up on a sheep property in Springvale, west of Eulo, on the Paroo River. Ron’s parents moved to the area in the 1920s.

Images were sourced by the Talking Fish…

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Fay and Donald Cooney, oral history interview, 2010
An interview with Fay and Donald Cooney. Fay and Donald were born in Cunnumulla in the 1930s, and have lived most of their lives on the Paroo River at Eulo on family sheep properties ‘Turn Turn’ and ‘Goonamurra’, going back to the 1900s. Both…

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Portrait of Robert Horne, Gunnedah (NSW), 9 September 2010.
An interview in four parts.

Robert Horne is an Indigenous man who was born in Boggabri; a small country town through which the Namoi River runs, located in north-western New South Wales.

The interview takes place in Robert's Gunnedah office…

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Phil Duncan and Pearl Trindall, Attunga (NSW), 6 September 2010.
An interview in six parts.

Pearl and Joe Trindall are an Indigenous couple who have lived in the Namoi region for most their lives. Pearl was born in Boomi, while Joe was born in Narrabri and they both, along with their children, have spent a lot…

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