Murray: Oral History of the Green family


Murray: Oral History of the Green family


An interview in six parts with the Green family.

The Green family grew up at 'Chinaman's Lagoon', in one of the original homesteads in the district. The lagoon and acreage became their backyard, and is were they spent all their holidays and afternoons after school.

The Green family talk about: local history; stories of people that lived in the Red Gum forests; Chinese market gardens; ecological changes in Chinaman’s Lagoon (now known as Dairy Lagoon); the impact of European Carp on vegetation, 1970s; changes in water clarity and levels in the lagoon as a result of canal construction; flood events; Dartmouth Dam; an Aboriginal canoe tree; use of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) on tobacco plantations in the area, 1950s; fish with spinal deformities; acid sulphate; fishing techniques.


Heather Goodall
Jodi Frawley


University of Technology, Sydney


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


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Jodi Frawley


David Green
Margaret Crago
Colin Green
Hayden Green


Corowa, NSW


Part 1 00:20:26
Part 2 00:09:18
Part 3 00:21:00
Part 4 00:05:46
Part 5 00:00:03
Part 6 00:15:54

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