Throughout history, cultural knowledge and values have been passed from generation to generation through the use of stories. They bring to life the lessons of our past and paint pictures of our future. Yet more often river advocates and managers rely on facts and figures to influence decision makers and garner public support.
For many years, we’ve found capturing stories a useful way to highlight the many social and cultural values of healthy rivers. Our first program – Your River – has been building an online living record of the people who love and care for Victoria’s great rivers and wetlands since 2004.
Each story we capture is different, but ultimately they are all the same. In an era of branding and marketing, what comes through is that people love their rivers. And any damage to those rivers, damages the lives of the people who love them.
Now, it’s over to you…