Aboriginal Village at Sackville

Local newspaper report: The “Aboriginal Village” at Sackville is an ideal system, nearly all the inhabitants are able to read and write and most play the violin or concertina. They have transport in the form of a horse and trap plus a government supplied boat. They use the boat to fish and sometimes peddle the excess catch around the town. The Aborigines from Sackville also work as labourers on neighbouring farms including Tizzana Winery at Sackville Reach. Many local Aborigines work regularly at harvest time with the Fiaschi’s. Most of the children living on the Reserve have the opportunity to attend school. Students are transferred by boat to Sackville Reach Public School. (Windsor and Richmond Gazette newspaper in Nichols p6)