Darling River “Mismanagement”

An Aboriginal community in rural NSW fears their culture may be lost, as dry conditions and low river flows threaten the future of the Darling River. The Barkindji people have lived, hunted and passed down their oral history on the banks of the Darling for more than 40,000 years.  Now the river is drying up due to over-extraction by irrigation upstream and drought. For full story click here.

Aboriginal people correct the record

Barkindji woman Elizabeth Bennett's birth certificate is battered and broken but she keeps it in a plastic sleeve to try to prevent further damage.  She says the document has a mistake and some of the official records of her family don't match the oral history handed down over generations.  For full story click here.