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The rivers of the Murray Darling Basin connect people, communities and places over a vast geographic terrain, both literally and metaphorically. The rivers and the waters they carry mean different things to different people. They are at once a complex eco-system, a regulated irrigation channel, a tradeable asset, a food source and a site of (diminishing) biodiversity. In light of this, it’s a challenge to find common ground.
One River is a multi-state and territory project being staged as part of celebrations for the Centenary of Canberra in 2013, recognising the national capital’s location within the Basin and its connection to the watery heart of the country. The project will engage and connect artists and communities throughout the Basin, exploring points of common interest and convergence that might take us beyond the roadblocks of our parochial and sectoral interests.
This panel discussion will propose some useful directions and demonstrate the importance of memory and cultural knowledge as a resource that we need to value and draw upon.