Murray Darling Basin

Darling Downs

Sarah Moles speaks from her home in the Darling Downs about writing the book The Dying Darling.



Because I'd said what I was feeling [as art]

I didn't find it so difficult to transcribe

what people had told me

and to be true

to their thoughts

and words.

Sarah Moles, 2007


Writer Sarah Moles and artist Michael Pospischil notice the river is in bad shape. Over the course of a year or so they travel the length of it talking to scientists, irrigators, Indigenous owners and the politicians about their view of the Darling.

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April 2021
Menindee with Barkindji Elder and Artist Badger Bates

March 2021
The Great Artesian Basin with Artist and Educator Bonita Ely

March 2021
Darling Downs with Writer Sarah moles

March 2021
Brewarrina with Ngemba Educator Bradley Hardy

March 2021
Lake Mungo with Ngiyampaa man Lance Jones

February 2021
Mildura with Wemba Wemba Educator Sandra Stewart

December 2020
Gwydir Wetlands with Gamilaroi Scientist and Educator Bradley J. Moggridge