Goulburn: Oral History of Donnie Richter

Title

Goulburn: Oral History of Donnie Richter

Description

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 and fish along the riverbank. Fishing practices in those times, Donnie admits, were unconcerned about sustainability - this is in complete opposition to the sustainable practices that Donnie employs today.

Nowadays Donnie is equipped with his boat and fishing gear that he uses in the various competitions that he has entered, including the Barra Nationals, the Barra Classsic, the Barra Bonanza, the Barra Bash, and the exclusive Mulwala Classic. Donnie also speaks about lure fishing and lures, his taxidermy works, and the various plants and wildlife along the river.

Mentioned:
River Red Gum trees, turtles, platypuses, willows, bream, bardi grubs.

Creator

Heather Goodall
Jodi Frawley

Publisher

University of Technology, Sydney

Contributor

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

Rights

Copyright University of Technology, Sydney

Date

2010-10-27

Access Rights

Open access

License

Interviewer

Jodi Frawley

Interviewee

Donnie Richter

Location

Murchison, VIC

Duration

Part 1 00:19:33
Part 3 00:21:12

Item Relations

This Item Is Part Of Item: Goulburn River, Victoria
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: European Carp

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