Katarapko: Oral History of Tracy Bye


Katarapko: Oral History of Tracy Bye


An interview in four parts with Tracy Bye.

Born in 1964, Tracy is Manager of the Loxton Information Bureau. She moved to Loxton when she was about 11, and spent a lot of time at Katarapko Creek. Tracy saw her interview as a way to honour her father Colin Shultz, his love of the river, and the way the river became integral to their life once they moved to Loxton. Tracy’s interview is short but rich in terms of showing how recreational fishing, family life and place making environments are intertwined.

Tracy talks about: camping, fishing, swimming, and skiing on the river; recreational fishing methods from boat and river bank; yabbying methods; changes in water quality (visibility and colour); changes in water vegetation (weeds and reeds); worm farming; observations of change sin water flow and current; snags and debris in the river; an occasion when carp became stuck in wetlands after a high water event; the differences between the river at Albury and Katarapko Creek; floods 1970s.


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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Open access. Conditional use. Images with rights holder Tracy Bye may only be reproduced or re-used with permission from Tracy Bye. Please contact State Library of NSW regarding collection ML OH 647/1-130.



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Jodi Frawley


Tracy Bye


Loxton, SA


Part 1 00:21:00
Part 2 00:12:09
Part 3 00:05:09
Part 4 00:02:42

Item Relations

This Item Is Part Of Item: Katarapko Creek
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: Common Yabbie
Item: Golden Perch
Item: "Talking Fish" Radio documentary, Hindsight, ABC RN
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