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Phillip Sullivan (L) and a representative from the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (R), Tamworth (NSW), 18 October 2010.
Phillip Sullivan grew up on the Brewarrina Aboriginal Mission in the 1960s with his immediate and extended family. For Phillip, life on the river as a Ngemba man revolved around the Barwon River with fishing and swimming being favourite pastimes for…

Riparian area, Upper Darling region, [n.d]
Images were sourced by the Talking Fish project team from Phillip Sullivan and some were taken on the day of his oral history interview.

Hamish Sewell and Geoffrey Reilly (left to right), Condamine (QLD), 27 September 2010
An interview with Geoffrey Reilly.

Geoffrey Riley is the owner of the property 'Lennie Brae' that has been in his family for generations. Geoffrey speaks of the changes as a result of the weirs, flood irrigation, and fish ways. He talks about a…

Condamine_Obst_int.mp3
An interview with Dessie Obst, a recreational fisher. Dessie has sixty years of experience fishing in the local area, and is a member of the Chinchilla and District Amateur Fishing and Restocking Club. Dessie recalls fond memories of his youth,…

Geoff Reilly's grandparents (above) and the Lennie Brae homestead (below), 1920s.
Historical images provided by Geoffrey Reilly on the day of his oral history.

Geoffrey is the owner of the property 'Lennie Brae' that has been in his family for generations. The photos depict the building of weirs in the area.

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…

Portrait of Phil Duncan, Parramatta (NSW), 1 March 2011.
An interview in four parts.

Phil Duncan is an Aboriginal man with both Wiradjuri and Gamilaraay heritage. He identifies predominantly as a Gamilaraay man who grew up in Moree in northern New South Wales. Born in 1963, Phil is Chair of the First…

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…

Portrait of Don Spider Cunningham, Narrabri (NSW), 7 September 2010.
An interview in four parts.

Don 'Spider' Cunningham is a recreational fisher who is part of the Narrabri Fishing Club and has resided in Narrabri (NSW) his entire life. He has strong ties with the area with his father also from Narrabri and his…

Wally Cooper, Glenrowan (VIC), 23 November 2010.
An interview in five parts with Wally Cooper, a Moitheriban man, and Pat Larkin.

Wally talks about traditional fishing, fishing women, tickling fish, fishing with spears, hand lines, baiting, canoe fishing and diving for Crayfish. He also…