All I Want to Do

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in News, One River Goolwa and Murray Mouth | No Comments
All I Want to Do

[Robert Hera-Singh is eleven years of age. When asked how he feels about the area he lives in, he replied, ‘I’m proud of the water coming back. I’m proud that so many people survived through the drought. I’m proud how Australians say they’ll never give up on the lake and the Coorong and I hope […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Solution

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in News, One River Goolwa and Murray Mouth | 2 Comments
The Solution

[Bill ‘Swampy’ Marsh interviews third generation Lake Alexandrina farmer Phil Withers] My grandfather, Alfred Robert Withers, purchased Nalpa Station – a 10,000 acre property bordering Lake Alexandrina – from an Adelaide based family, the Stirlings. That was back in 1923 and the main reason he bought it was that there was a drought up along the […]

Painting the shadows of wasps

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in News, One River Albury-Wodonga | No Comments

As Albury-based artists Vicki Luke, Bianca Acimovic and Vernon Bartlett make final preparations for their installation at the Hume Dam this coming Sunday 14 April, Vernon decided to make a short film about Vicki’s process of painting on glass. Vicki is making a number of lanterns which  will be used to create projections as part […]

Conflux Post 2 – Collecting stories

I’ve been collecting photos and recoding stories about life on the river here at the confluence.  So far I’ve interviewed paddle boat captains, water police, irrigators, broad acre farmers, and tonight I’m interviewing a couple who met on the banks of the Murray at Apex Park sandbar in Mildura and 40 years later still live […]