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Fred Weitzel and Dorothy Weitzel interviewed by Luke Keogh in the Coal seam gas oral history project [sound recording]
Bib ID 5816393
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Weitzel, Fred, 1949-, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2012 
1 sound file (ca. 111 min.) 
Series

Coal seam gas oral history project.

Summary

Fred Weitzel and Dorothy Weitzel talk about their early childhood, schooling and youth; the early history and settlement of Topwater Station and Boondoola Station; early land clearing; the challenges of running sheep and cattle; the landscape of Topwater; life in the Tara district; schooling in the district; daily duties and working of Topwater, riding horses, work and mustering, rotating cattle; fencing; challenges on the land in 1980s; floods in the district and the impact on the station and stock; settlement moving closer and associated issues; feral dogs; dog trapping in the 1940s; employment and working the land; electricity and telephone; the impact of land clearing legislation; the value of rural life; the impact of droughts; the impact of government legislation and regulation of farming; the impact of coal seam gas industry in the district; their knowledge of the coal seam gas industry and changes to the way of life; the current issues in the district and the uncertainties; the future of the district.

Notes

Recorded on 20 January 2012 in Topwater, Qld.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (3 p.) 
Subjects Weitzel, Fred, 1949- -- Interviews.  |  Weitzel, Dorothy, 1931- -- Interviews.  |  Coalbed methane -- Queensland -- Topwater.  |  Coalbed methane -- Environmental aspects.  |  Farmers -- Queensland -- Topwater -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Weitzel, Dorothy, 1931-, Interviewee  |  Keogh, Luke, Interviewer

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