Murray: Oral History of Richard Kennedy - Native Fish of the Lachlan River


Murray: Oral History of Richard Kennedy - Native Fish of the Lachlan River


A document written by Richard Kennedy, kindly provided in addition to his oral history interview with the Talking Fish research team.

Richard is a Ngiyampaa Aboriginal man residing in Wodonga, Victoria. Born in 1959, Richard grew up on the Lachlan River in central New South Wales with his family and currently works with the Catchment Management Authority (CMA) in the Wodonga area.

In this document, Richard discusses the changes he has observed in native and introduced fish species in the Lachlan River, and illegal fishing activities. He reflects on family life with his mob, growing up, his culture, diet, changes in water flows and levels, conservation practices, and sustainable ecological management.


Richard Kennedy


University of Technology, Sydney


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