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Barry Porter, 2010
An interview in four parts with Barry Porter.

Born in 1949, Barry lives in Berri, in the Riverland area. Having worked on a pile driving barge and worked most his life on the river, Barry has extensive knowledge of locks and weirs from the Murray…

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Portrait of Eric (John) Aston, 2010
An interview in seven parts with Eric ‘John’ Aston.

Born in 1942, John held a commercial licence between 1956 and 1997. He discusses his family history in commercial fishing since 1918, three generations. His grandfather was also a boat maker.…

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Jenny Shields pictured next to the Seymour flood gauge (VIC), 26 October 2010.
An interview in two parts with Jenny Shields. Audio only.

Born in 1953, Jenny Shields is a local fisher from Seymour in Victoria and member of the Seymour Anglers club who also enjoys fishing with her three children and her husband, Wayne.

In…

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Jim Hanley, Don Collihole, Geoff Vernon and Keith Jones, Seymour (VIC), 26 October 2010.
Jim Hanley, Don Collihole, Geoff Vernon and Keith Jones are fishers in the local area of Seymour in Victoria. While Geoff is associated with the Seymour Anglers, the others also enjoy fishing and they have all been doing so for more than 20-30 years,…

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Donnie Richter in his workshop, Murchison (VIC), 27 October 2010.
An interview in two parts (1 and 3).

Donnie Richter, who was born in 1948 and lives near the Goulburn River, has been fishing since he was a child. Fishing for him initially began as a social activity with his friends where they would camp, drink…

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Goulburn_Purbrick_transcript.doc
An interview in two parts.

Hayley Purbrick is a fifth generation member of the Purbrick Family who owns the Tahbilk Winery. She grew up on nearby Lake Nagambie and has interacted with the river since she was a child. She is involved in the…

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Goulburn_Cubbin-and-Holloway_transcript.doc
An interview in three parts.

Wally Cubbin and Ern Holloway are both fishers who reside in Nagambie, Victoria. Wally has been living in the area for more than 35 years, while Ern has lived in the area his entire life.

In the interview, Wally…

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Goulburn_Bain_transcript.doc
An interview in two parts.

Ron Bain was born in 1918 on a farm in Seymour. After share-farming for six years, he bought his own farm in Timboon. He returned to Seymour and purchased a shop with his family and after 12 months had packed up to…

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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.

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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…

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