Phillip passionately discusses a wide range of topics that include growing up along the river; the impacts on the Upper Darling and surrounds caused by weirs and restrictions; Aboriginal history; the significance of connection to Country and water; Aboriginal law and personal responsibilities; and the relationships between neighbouring Aboriginal nations. He also points out the cultural shifts he has witnessed; from that of a group-focused, collectivist culture, to a more Western-aligned culture of individualism with its self-focused culture, and its consequences on Aboriginal kinship values, society and the environment.
Mention of: King Brown Snake. Eastern Brown Snake. Long neck turtles.
Quandong. Gum trees. Coolabah trees. Spinifex.
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Item: Darling River - Bourke to Brewarrina
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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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