Colin and Beryl live on the Mooreland Downs sheep property, half way between Wanaaring and Hungerford, west of the Paroo River.
Colin talks about: family history at Moorland Downs; land ballots of the 1920s; growing up on the river picnicing, swimming, fishing, and yabbying with friends and family; variety of floods experienced; drinking water quality; water colours (milky, red, black); water and other bird species; changes in vegetation; recreational fishing methods; records of major flood events since 1941; first siting of European Carp in 1970s (after Paroo connected with Darling in 1974 flood).
Beryl talks about Paroo as a driving force, connecting communities; and her ‘love-hate relationship’ with the river.
Also mentioned are: flood events 1950s, 1970s, 1990s, 2010; dry periods 1958, 1960s, 1965, 2002, 2003.
Caiwarro, Cuttaburra, Eulo, Hungaton, Yandabulla, Wilcannia – mentioned in the context of flood patterns.
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Item: Prof. Heather Goodall
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Item: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Archive (ATSIDA)
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Item: Paroo: Images from interview with Beryl and Colin Leigo
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Item: "Talking Fish" Radio documentary, Hindsight, ABC RN