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People communicate through stories, here we share great tales and experiences from across Australia's rivers and the communities that live beside them.

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    Lachlan River Catchment History

    My father had the stories; he always used to say that at Easter time he wouldn’t have to buy fish, he would just catch a fish, down the Lachlan here, always four to five cod and not much of anything else, that’s what dad used to tell us. There was also what they used to […]

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    Budj Bim Restoration Project

    The Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape is a section of volcanic plain that encompasses the area from Mt Eccles to the sea. The basalt lava flow created a series of wetlands and rivers including Lake Condah, Darlots Creek and Fitzroy River and estuary. In 2010, Lake Condah was restored and the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners are now focusing on protecting and restoring other waterways in the landscape.

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    Aboriginal Water Values

    Glenelg Hopkins CMA, in partnership with Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation and Barengi Gadjin Land Council, has funding from DELWP to develop an Aboriginal Water Values project for the Glenelg River system from July 2015 to December 2016. The Glenelg River is valued by Victorians and South Australians for its high social, economic, cultural and environmental attributes and runs through two Traditional Owner areas, managed by Gunditj Mirring TOAC and Barengi Gadjin Land Council.

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    Lake Victoria

    Lake Victoria is a shallow lake approximately 60 km downstream of the Murray-Darling junction covering approximately 12,000 hectares. It is a naturally occurring lake which in the past received water when the Murray River flooded. Works to install embankments and regulators in the 1920s turned Lake Victoria into a highly managed off-river storage which today serves to […]

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    Kulcurna Homestead

    On a recent trip to map parts of far Western New South Wales, Australian UAV staff took some impressive aerial photos of Kulcurna Homestead, a station on the Murray River near the South Australian border. This part of the Murray features iconic tall red sandstone cliffs and a horizon that seems to stretch on forever. Kulcurna […]