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Wayne Dennis interviewed by Luke Keogh in the Coal seam gas oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5816374
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Dennis, Wayne, 1949-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2012 
2 sound files (ca. 116 min.) 
Series

Coal seam gas oral history project.

Summary

Wayne Dennis speaks about the history of his grandfather, Alf Dennis on Moorilda Station; the selection of Moorilda Station; Alf Dennis' arrival in Australia, his marriage and move to Queensland; Perth Station cattle yards; Water sources, sheep and Herefords on Moorilda Station; working for his father on Moorilda; learning the land from his grandfather and experience; droughts and floods in the Tara district; hunting feral animals, running sheep and managing properties; work as a shearer; moving away from and returning to the district; the landscape of Moorilda; the sheep industry and difficulties during the 1980s; sport in Tara and building ant-bed tennis courts; groundwater; the purchase of Woodstone Station and its landscape; land clearing on Moorilda and Woodstone, and dealing with government regulation; what he values in the Tara district; the changes in the district due to the coal seam gas industry; early settlers in the district; divisions in the community regarding coal seam gas; locking the gate to coal seam gas; work load sharing between station owners.

Notes

Recorded on 21 January 2012 at Woodstone, Dalby, Qld.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 pages) 
Subjects Dennis, Wayne, 1949- -- Interviews  |  Farmers -- Queensland -- Dalby -- Interviews.  |  Family farms -- Management.  |  Coalbed methane -- Queensland -- Dalby.  |  Coalbed methane -- Environmental aspects.
Occupation Farmers.
Other authors/contributors Keogh, Luke, Interviewer

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