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Echuca Basin Bytes

Echuca Basin Bytes

The Echuca Basin Bytes project is the first of a series of community outreach initiatives which the National Museum of Australia is undertaking in collaboration with the Murray-Darling Basin Commission.

Local artist Paul Gamble led a group of enthusiastic young people in a web-based photography project, Basin Bytes. Armed with digital cameras they scoured their community seeking those stories, places and people that showed a different side to Echuca, from the perspective of the young people themselves.

Their perspective is one that not only pleases aesthetically, but also conceptually. An impressive amount of responsibility and maturity was involved in constructing these narratives. In choosing their subject matter, participants were respectful of the wider community and environment, their families and friends, themselves and were mature in the way in which they chose to convey them. These are views of optimism, courtesy and pride.

Over several months these images and the stories about them were uploaded onto the National Museum of Australia's database and a selection of images and stories are presented here in this community exhibition. To view participant's photographs, click on their name in the list on the right. pdf Download this news article to read more about the program (PDF 136kb).

Disclaimer: The Echuca Basin Bytes gallery is a community generated website. The stories and opinions expressed here are those of the individual participants and do not necessarily represent the position of the National Museum of Australia nor the Murray-Darling Basin Commission. They are presented to inform discussion about the Basin's natural resources.

Paul Gamble
Echuca Basin Bytes Facilitator

Related links

Basin Bytes

Port of Echuca (tourist site)


Wentworth Basin Bytes

Riverine Herald (local newspaper)

Murray Darling Basin Commission

Campaspe Shire Council

Echuca-Moama Information Centre

Echuca-Moama Tourism

Echuca High School 

Echuca Historical Society

Echuca Historical Museum