James Prosek's wonderful book about eels - Eels An Exploration, From New Zealand to the Sargasso helped deepen my own fascination with these magnificent creatures. Watching the documentary of his book this evening I see the story of Australia's long connection with eels is missing, and particularly the cultural connection. See- http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/latrobejournal/issue/latrobe-85/t1-g-t8.html I spent the weekend on Gunditjmara Country, which is eel country/ Kuuyang country in Gunditjmara. Framlingham Aboriginal community had a celebration to mark 150 years and to share their past, present and future with the broader community. Here is a link (click on photo!) to the film about James Prosek's research in which he shares what little is known of these mysterious animals from an American, Japanese, Micronesian and New Zealand perspective. They symbolise for me the powerful interconnections between land and sea and the almost unknowable mysteries that are implicit in their river to sea journeys. The eel had been and still is an important animal in Indigenous culture and helped the Gunditjmara sustain a way of life for thousands of years.