NC: My name is Ngearie Cattamol. I was born here in Wilcannia in 1940 and I’ve lived on the river all my life. I’ve had plenty of water and that. But now there seems to be no water here now, where it's sorta drying out. It's above us why they’re taking all the water.
KC: You’re living on the Darling River and you’re drinking bore water.
NC: Yeah, we’re drinking bore water now, we’re not drinking river water.
KC: My name is Kevin Cattamol, married to Ngearie, an Aboriginal Wilcannia girl. I come here in ‘56 when the river was in flood, in big flood, which had the Cobar Road cut off for 9 months. But since the government has let Cubby station go ahead in QLD.
NC: Everyone’s in, taking water.
KC: Everybody’s taking water. They’re killing the little towns off. Menindee there used to be a great you know, a lot of food in Menindee. You’d always get a job down there at harvesting time with that bloody grapes and everything. Now there's nothing. Wilcannia was the 3rd biggest inland port in Australia, and now we have no water in it. The river boats were running for quite some years now we’ve got nothing.