Ovens: Oral History of Tom Cameron


Ovens: Oral History of Tom Cameron


An interview in four parts with Tom Cameron.

Born in 1937, Tom grew up sustained by the Ovens River. He talks about fishing crowds at Post Office Lane, a popular spot to catch Redfin after the spring floods. He goes on to describe diverse fishing techniques, from trawling and spinning to tethering and springing, as well as the waxing and waning of different fish populations. He recalls the introduction of outboard motors, and discusses river management, floods, pest and weed control, water allocations and forest stewardship.

Mention of Yurrawonga Wier, Hume Wier, Dartmouth Wier

Mention of 'greasies', Murray Cray, yabbies, bardie grubs, wild ducks, rabbits, Tiger snakes, water rats, platypus Ornithorhynchus, fox, cats, kangaroos, wallabies, blackberries, english broom,

Mention of Victorian Environmental Assessment Council, Murray Darling Basin Authority, Friends of Wonnangatta


Heather Goodall
Jodi Frawley


University of Technology, Sydney


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


Copyright University of Technology, Sydney



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Jodi Frawley


Tom Cameron


Bundalong, VIC


Part 1 00:20:24
Part 2 00:20:00
Part 3 00:20:26
Part 4 00:08:37

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