Did You Know
Over 1,000 residents in the Cygnet area claim Aboriginal heritage
Aboriginal culture places a strong emphasis on sharing and hospitality, family centred
Aboriginal culture has a strong connection to the environment ”We belong to the land Vs. the land belongs to me”
Fanny gifted her church building at Nichols Rivulet back to the State. Perhaps the first act of reconciliation in the Tasmania.
Fanny’s descendants have been and are the backbone of the district.
At least 20 businesses have been operated by individuals who identify as Aboriginal over the past twenty years, some still operating.
Many more sole traders, farmers tradies, professionals contractors and specialists also operate/d in the district.
Aboriginal enterprises (including SETAC) have been the largest individual employers in the district.
The combination of commerce and clientele of Cygnet business life makes the Aboriginal community the mainstay of the district.
SETAC offers many of it’s services to the general community as well as those with Aboriginal heritage