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Friday, 19 October 2012 00:00

Through Our Eyes - Life On The Darling River with Diane Kelly

Diane Kelly, an Aboriginal lady from the Brewarrina area in north-western NSW, recounts happy childhood memories of growing up on the Barwon-Darling River. She expresses concern about the state of the river now, as a result of carp and other factors and concerns about a decrease in water quality. She speaks about the heritage listed Brewarrina Fish Traps (Baiame's Ngunnhu) and how important it is for Aboriginal children to learn about and to connect with their culture. This documentary is one of nineteen that comprises the Through Our Eyes series features Aboriginal Elders and knowledge-holders from the Ngemba, Kamilaroi and Euahlayi language groups in north-western NSW (Brewarrina, Walgett and Lightning Ridge) describing the land management practices and social, spiritual and cultural knowledge that enabled their people to care for the country for tens of thousands of years.

 

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