Culgoa - Balonne: Oral History of Keith Codrington, George Thomas, and Robert Worboys

Title

Culgoa - Balonne: Oral History of Keith Codrington, George Thomas, and Robert Worboys

Description

An interview with three local fisherman Keith Codrington, George Thomas, and Robert Worboys.

With over 50 years experience fishing in the region, Keith, George and Robert share their knowledge of the Culgoa-Balonne region. They discuss floods, particularly the 1950 flood; the turbidity and silting of the river; the arrival of European Carp and the resulting impacts on vegetation, Catfish and Black Bream populations; Aboriginal rock corrals; fishing, spinners and their favourite fishing holes.

Mention of the Gapski Scheme (GABSI? Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative?), the replacement of bore drains with 'poly piping', and the resultant changes in the Yabby population.

Creator

Heather Goodall
Jodi Frawley
Hamish Sewell

Publisher

University of Technology, Sydney

Contributor

Murray-Darling Basin Authority
NSW Department of Primary Industries - NSW Fisheries

Rights

Copyright University of Technology, Sydney

Date

2010-10-07

Access Rights

Open access

License

Interviewer

Hamish Sewell

Interviewee

Keith Codrington
George Thomas
Robert Worboys

Location

St George, QLD

Duration

00:45:23

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