Aboriginal population no longer resists white occupiers

After the military’s sweep of the Hawkesbury, the Aboriginal population of the region never again resisted the white occupiers of their land in force. The remnants banded together in four small groups where they subsisted by living on bush tucker, fish and occasional meals from white settlers. Aborigines tended to live in quiet seclusion 1840-1880.

(1) The principal camp in 1840s was near Windsor at the confluence of South Creek and Eastern Creek.

Others were

(2) Blacktown,

(3) On the northern side of the Hawkesbury: North Richmond tribe or Belmont tribe at North Richmond on land granted to Lieutenant Archibald Bell. His father had been on the committee of the 'native institution' from 1819 and chief police magistrate in the Windsor area 1820. Like his father, Archibald Bell was a magistrate at Patrick's Plains (Singleton) in 1842.

(4) Downstream of Windsor, Sackville Reach. The Barber family was the prominent group. Eventually members of all four communities intermarried. (Brooks, 1st edit, 12).