Upper Condamine: Oral History of Sam Bonner

Title

Upper Condamine: Oral History of Sam Bonner

Description

An interview in three parts with Sam Bonner.

Sam Bonner is a Githabul Elder who lives near Emu Creek, which is a tributary of the Condamine River. Sam speaks about his childhood experiences of the river, his love and passion for the river, its history, and his traditional and environmental knowledge about the river.

The interview was recorded at The Canoe Tree and water hole on the Condamine River, Queensland. Sam shares his extensive knowledge about his Indigenous culture and history and outlines Indigenous customs and practices of conservation. He is passionate about the Condamine River, and keen to pass on his traditional and environmental knowledge on to the next generations, to show them what the river means to him and his people.

Mentioned: white ants, porcupines, casuarinas, willy wagtails, finches, double bars, swallows, doves, blue wrens.

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

2010-09-21

Access Rights

Open access

License

Interviewer

Hamish Sewell

Interviewee

Sam Bonner

Location

Condamine River, Queensland

Duration

Part 1 00:17:41
Part 2 00:40:14
Part 3 00:04:59

Item Relations

This Item Is Part Of Item: Upper Condamine River
This Item References Item: Githabul
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
Item: Upper Condamine: Images from interview with Sam Bonner
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Item: "Talking Fish" Radio documentary, Hindsight, ABC RN
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