Upper Condamine: Oral History of Dessie Obst

Title

Upper Condamine: Oral History of Dessie Obst

Description

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, fishing and camping with mates along the Condamine River.

Dessie talks about: restocking fish species Yellowbelly and Murray Cod, since 1986; changes in vegetation, floods, water clarity, fish spawning activity as a result of weirs, since 1970s; fishing methods; types of bait used for different fish species; snags; irrigation and cotton growing demands on water. (Note: ‘Bolbie’ refers to the Bobby or Spangled Perch fish species.)

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

2010-09-23

Access Rights

Open access

License

Interviewer

Hamish Sewell

Interviewee

Dessie Obst

Location

Chinchilla, QLD

Duration

00:53:03

Item Relations

This Item Is Related To Item: Upper Condamine: Images from interview with Dessie Obst
This Item Is Part Of Item: Upper Condamine River
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: Golden Perch
Item: Freshwater Catfish

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