With a slight departure from strictly focusing on freshwater, I talk with Professor Heather Goodall about how her research and interests in environmental history, and especially the central roles that fresh-, salt- and brackish-water have played in it all. She explains the origins of her interest in history, and chronicles her research on, and collaboration with, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in inland and coastal, and urban and rural settings. We discuss the cultural significance of fish and rivers of the Murray-Darling, in her collaboration with Jodi Frawley, Scott Nichols and Liz Baker on the Talking Fish project, as well as her enduring environmental, historical and cultural interest in the Georges River. And I was especially keen to learn of Heather’s work with, and appreciation of, Isabel Flick, the renowned Aboriginal rights activist and community leader. It was a delight to talk with Heather.
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