On Forgotten Songs from Australia’s Great Rivers

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in One River Canberra, One River Projects | 2 Comments
On Forgotten Songs from Australia’s Great Rivers

[In developing their project for One River, Canberra-based artists John Shortis and Moya Simpson trawled through the archives at the National Library to research forgotten songs about rivers and towns throughout the Murray-Darling Basin. These songs are parochial, patriotic and romantic, extolling the particular and peculiar virtues of distinctly Australian rivers and towns. A couple […]

Layers of Values, Afloat on the Darling

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in News, One River Bourke | No Comments
Layers of Values, Afloat on the Darling

[One River Reference Group member, Cameron Muir, writes about Andrew Hull’s One River project Remembering the River, delivered on 6 July 2013 in Bourke]. It’s late afternoon and Andrew Hull is punting lanterns down the Darling River in a dinged-up ex-military boat. This will be his last rehearsal before tomorrow’s performance of ‘Remembering the River’. […]

Weaving

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in News, One River Goolwa and Murray Mouth | One Comment
Weaving

[Ellen Trevorrow is a Ngarrindjeri elder from Camp Coorong and an Ngarrindjeri Cultural Basket Weaver. She is currently working towards many exhibitions and she is a dedicated worker with children. She tells her story to Bill ‘Swampy’ Marsh.] I’m a Ngarrindjeri woman from on the Murray River, not that far from Wellington, near where the […]

Community

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in News, One River Goolwa and Murray Mouth | No Comments
Community

[Kym McHugh has held the position of Mayor of Alexandrina for the past eighteen years. He’s currently President of the South Australian Local Government Association and a Life Member of the South Australian Country Fire Services and previously Chair of the SACFS Board. He tells his story to Bill ‘Swampy’ Marsh.] I’ve always lived at […]

Wasted Water

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in News, One River Goolwa and Murray Mouth | No Comments
Wasted Water

[Garry Hera-Singh has been President of the Southern Fishermans’ Association for the past thirteen years. He was at the helm when the Lakes and Coorong Fishery became only the third fishery in Australia and the twenty-seventh in the world to gain Marine Stewardship Council Accreditation for sustainable fisheries. He acknowledges that he had, and still […]

Birthday Hoots to a Paddlesteamer

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in News | No Comments
Birthday Hoots to a Paddlesteamer

Today we dips our lids (or sound our horns), not to the city but to the Paddlesteamer, who turns 100 around about mid-morning. Built in Goolwa in South Australia, by David Milne for the Conner family, she was launched on 2 August 1913 at Goolwa, near the Murray mouth. From humble beginnings as a fishing […]

Tipping Point Documentary Now Online

The documentary from Vic and Sarah McEwan’s One River project in Narrandera, Tipping Point, is now online and can be viewed here.

Together We Stand

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in News, One River Goolwa and Murray Mouth | No Comments
Together We Stand

Bill ‘Swampy’ Marsh interviews Glen and Tracy Hill, environmentally sustainable fishers of the Coorong, near the Murray Mouth, SA. “When you go out on the water, you’re in tune with nature. It’s emotional.” – Glen Hill Tracy: Glen and I decided to call ourselves Coorong Wild Seafood because we were not only proud of what […]