Where the Salt Pan Creek community came from

The Koori community at the Salt Pan Creek reserve usually contains about 13 family groups. They include some dispossessed Burragorang families from St Joseph's Farm, recently repossessed by the Catholic Church, and refugees from APB control from the north and south coast. Others are from Cumeragunja near the Victorian border, such as Jack Patten Snr with his sons George and Jack. Bill Onus marries one of the Patten's daughters. Jack Campbell remembers that, "the older men, particularly the Anderson brothers, and old Jack Patten would talk politics all the time... You’d see them old fellas sittin’ around in a ring, when there was anything to be done. Especially when there was anything to be done with the Aboriginal Protection Board." Goodall, Invasion to Embassy, p 160.