Historical information

Niel Black was an early settler in the Western District of Victoria who held large tracts of land including Glenormiston and The Sisters estates. Black was responsible for bringing many employees to the area. The employees' names, birthplace, arrival date, marriage partner/s, other employers are tabulated. An overview of Black's properties and conditions of the time is also included.


This booklet documents those who came to the Western District to work for Niel Black prior to the goldfishes of the 1850s.

Physical description

In-house booklet with plastic sleeve outer cover, with black & white images of sheep shears, wool and a map of the Black property. All text is in black.