Namoi: Oral History of Darcy Harris


Namoi: Oral History of Darcy Harris


Darcy Harris moved to the Narrabri region after his father purchased a property in the area when he was a young man. It was during his life on the property where he learned how to fish from his father, whom he considered to be a good fisherman. Life in the region saw his free time being spent by the river, or camping with friends along the Barwon river.

Of the issues facing the Namoi, Darcy feels that silting is a major problem that is contributing to the drying of waterholes. After silting he believes that carp may have also contributed to the declining fish populations.

Fig trees, clover hay, red river gums, crickets, platypuses, native water rats, ducks, swans, brolgas, red-belly black snakes.


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


Darcy Harris


Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia


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