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The Darling River wends its way through 1500 kilometres of Australian Outback. To the Barkindji people of far western New South Wales, the river channel marks the course of the Naatji -- the rainbow serpent. It has sustained cultures and communities for thousands of years.

But the River is in danger, and the people along its course face an uncertain future. In a four part series Voice of Real Australia takes you up the Darling River, the Forgotten River, and introduces you to the people who are fighting for its life.

Forgotten River Voice of Real Australia

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The Darling River wends its way through 1500 kilometres of Australian Outback. To the Barkindji people of far western New South Wales, the river channel marks the course of the Naatji -- the rainbow serpent. It has sustained cultures and communities for thousands of years.

But the River is in danger, and the people along its course face an uncertain future. In a four part series Voice of Real Australia takes you up the Darling River, the Forgotten River, and introduces you to the people who are fighting for its life.

    What's killing our Snow Gums, and more stories from Voice of Real Australia

    What's killing our Snow Gums, and more stories from Voice of Real Australia

    The iconic Snow Gum is dying out. Scientists believe a beetle is killing off the trees in the Snowy Mountains and throughout the...

    • 30 min
    Episode 4: There's money in mud

    Episode 4: There's money in mud

    It's been nearly a decade since the river at Kallara Station broke its banks and Justin McClure had to get around his property by boat....

    • 36 min
    Episode 3: Where will the river people go?

    Episode 3: Where will the river people go?

    The fate of the Barkindji is tied to the fate of the river - the Barka. When it is flowing, the mostly Aboriginal town of Wilcannia i...

    • 33 min
    Episode 2: Piggy in the middle

    Episode 2: Piggy in the middle

    Caught between thirsty cash croppers upstream and down, the people who live along the Darling/Barka are fighting a battle on two...

    • 36 min
    Episode 1: Dead fish and an empty lake

    Episode 1: Dead fish and an empty lake

    The sudden death of over a million fish around the Menindee Lakes focused international attention on the plight of the Darling River....

    • 39 min
    Introducing Forgotten River: An outback tragedy from September 16

    Introducing Forgotten River: An outback tragedy from September 16

    The Darling River wends its way through 1500 kilometres of Australian Outback. To the Barkindji people of far western New South Wales,...

    • 1 min

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