Paroo: Oral History of Lorna McNiven

Title

Paroo: Oral History of Lorna McNiven

Description

Lorna McNiven is an Indigenous woman who was born in Eulo in south-western Queensland. Her family, known as river people, are the Budjari and Murrawarri peoples. Lorna discusses her life along the Paroo River and the great source of life, leisure and belonging it brings - that cements her spiritual and cultural connection with the land. She states that the Paroo was a central to her and people's lives.

Lorna recollects the condition of the Paroo from her childhood, and again upon her return after her absence of a few decades. She discusses the changes in the surrounding environment, the aquatic life and her yearning and love for Country.

Mentioned: Yapunyah trees, swans, swan eggs, ducks, 'bream', crayfish: 'boogalie', cattle/livestock

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

2010-10-17

Access Rights

Open access

License

Interviewer

Hamish Sewell

Interviewee

Lorna McNiven

Location

Eulo, Queensland, Australia

Duration

Part 1 00:09:38
Part 2 00:44:07

Item Relations

This Item Is Part Of Item: Paroo River
This Item References Item: Muruwari
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: Golden Perch

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