Talking Fish

Talking Fish, Murray-Darling Basin

Commissioned by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority under its Native Fish Strategy, the Talking Fish project recorded over 120 hours of oral history about fishing. Recreational, commercial, and Indigenous fishers were interviewed to collect their memories of environmental change in twelve sites across Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Australian Capital Territory. This work sought to improve understanding about native fish populations and create connections between community and natural resource managers. The outputs included a series of twelve site-based booklets and a basin-wide book that highlighted community stories, historical research and scientific information. Stonehouse Research’s Principal Historian, Dr Jodi Frawley worked as an environmental historian, oral history interviewer and lead author.