Tom Lewis' working life

Tom Lewis the grandson of Queen Matora, is working at Tizzana Winery (see photograph). He is unable to pay the school fees for his large number of children so they are forced to leave Sackville Reach Public School. He moves to Marra Marra Creek to join his extended family and works as a lime burner and ship repairer. The family grow an orchard and collect oysters and fish. (J Brook and J L Kohen The Parramatta Native Institution and the Black Town)

  • James Lewis
  • Aboriginal Cricket team at MCG, 1827