Cultural Flows: Asserting Indigenous Rights and Interests in the Waters of the Murray-Darling River System, Australia

  • Monica Morgan


The Murray-Darling rivers together form Australia’s largest river system, covering over one million km2 (400,000 mile2). My people know the Murray as Dhungulla. These rivers have sustained the lives and cultures of Indigenous peoples for millennia. Today, through irrigated agriculture, it has become an important food ­production area for the nation. The paths that the Murray and Darling rivers take are now known as the Murray-Darling Basin.


River System Indigenous People Freshwater Biology Murray Darling Basin Traditional Land 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Amnesty InternationalSydneyAustralia

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